Could you please help me on my assignment?
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Registered User Precious26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Could you please help me on my assignment?

    I really could use your help in regards to a paper I am writing for an essay on Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide. What are some good arguments that are I could use for Pro Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide? Unless you have better arguments for Con Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide? I am having difficulty so far I have some good ones about religion but I am unable to think of anything else.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    663
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Have you visited DrGrumpy.com? Cuz' unless you've lived it, I don't know that you can form an opinion.

    He has - I've lived thru someone dying and not wanting to.

    Are you wanting personal experience? Major arguments?

    Religion will always have an opinion, even if it isn't something they feel / know.

  3. #3
    Registered User Precious26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Major Arguments

    I am looking for major arguments and personal experiences. I have lived through some of it but it was 15 years ago when I was much younger than I am now. My essay needs to be Persuasive, therefore I need to form an opinion.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Moderator Ceashels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, Md
    Posts
    4,028
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    38

    Default

    I kind of get the feeling you don't have an opinion of euthanasia of your own at the moment.

    What was your opinion 15 yrs ago? Has it changed? Once you have an opinion it might be easier to develop a persuasive argument than just getting others input.

    You might want to take a look at euthanasia from different perspectives:

    medical
    ethical
    social (on a large scale)
    familial (the small scale)
    financial

    Do you have different opinions of euthanasia thinking in those different aspects?

    It sounds like it might be a tough one to write.

  6. #5
    Registered User akolb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Age
    37
    Posts
    147
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    if this is for an ethics class or similar I would advise not using religion as a reason. Religion is an opinion, reasons are based on facts...
    at least in the view of a logic/ethics professor.

  7. #6
    Registered User frugalfranny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    PNW in summer---SW in wnter.
    Posts
    12,986
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    71

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Precious26 View Post
    I really could use your help in regards to a paper I am writing for an essay on Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide. What are some good arguments that are I could use for Pro Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide? Unless you have better arguments for Con Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide? I am having difficulty so far I have some good ones about religion but I am unable to think of anything else.
    You are probably better able to navigate the i-net than I......but Washington state just passed it-- just over a year ago.........see if you can get some of the archives for what was said in them. Oregon also has it..........assisted suicide I mean.

    Good luck...........would be interested to hear what you come up with..........

  8. #7
    Registered User frugalfranny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    PNW in summer---SW in wnter.
    Posts
    12,986
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    71

    Default

    Lots of stuff shows up when you google it.........

    this might help..........

    BalancedPolitics.org - Physician Assisted Suicide (Pros & Cons, Arguments For and Against)

  9. #8
    Registered User Precious26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Fifteen years ago or longer

    Well I do have an opinion I believe I am for it just in some aspects of it but others I am against it. When I was 14 years old I had an opinion, I didn't like seeing my favorite uncle blithering away to almost nothing it was difficult to see him go he has been gone for 15 years, I think about every so often. When I was 8 my mom had cancer, I know I was too young to form an opinion considering the only thing I knew was I didn't want her to die she was all I had. She is still alive to this day. Wow so far you all have been a great help.

  10. #9
    Registered User porembam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    329
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    My opinion is if the person is of sound mind - they should have the right to die peacefully if they so choose.
    When pain medicaton can't work any longer - they have no quality of life - and they are expected to die
    why can't they control their own ending?
    This way they know exactly when they have to say good-bye
    The death will still be hard for those left behind-but they will know their loved one had their last wish.

  11. #10
    Registered User G'MaDebbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    323
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Dr. Kervorkian....google his name....lots of info on this matter

  12. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    430
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    I would use some insurance company statistics about costs for termainally ill patients close to the end of life. I certainly wouldn't want it forced on anyone, but I do think some people will want to be free to choose the circumstances of their deaths.

  13. #12
    Moderator Ceashels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, Md
    Posts
    4,028
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    38

    Default

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green[/ame] If you haven't seen it, it is a movie worth watching.

    "Thorn sneaks into the basement of the assisted suicide facility, where he sees corpses being loaded onto waste disposal trucks."
    Last edited by Ceashels; 03-31-2010 at 06:33 PM. Reason: changed link

Similar Threads

  1. Help my daughter with her assignment
    By warramra in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 01:06 PM
  2. got a new assignment
    By frugalmel in forum Sewing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-06-2005, 11:30 PM
  3. Quilting tutorial assignment - #2
    By homesteadmamma in forum Quilting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-26-2002, 01:13 PM
  4. Quilting tutorial - assignment #1
    By homesteadmamma in forum Quilting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-26-2002, 11:40 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •