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Topic : Shoud we assisted suicide be legalized ?

Side : Assisted suicide should be legalized。

Dear Mr President, Friends of the other debate, my friends: Hello everybody!

As is known to all , assisted suicide generally refers to a practice in which the physician provides a patient with a lethal dose of medication, upon the patient's request, which the patient intends to use to end his or her own life.

The most well-known method of assisted suicide is Euthanasia. In China, Euthanasia means, when the incurable patient nearly dying, suffering with extremely pain for both spiritual and physical, if the patient and his or her families ask for ending life and the doctors allowed, the patient could get death in a humanistic way. So we can safely conclude that Euthanasia or assisted suicide is not killing people, but helping them getting rid of the intolerable suffering. Some people hold the opinion that assisted suicide is not considerable due to the fact that life is valuable than any substances, but we think assisted suicide should be legalized and put into practice because it will benefits all people involved. we will talk about what are the advantages about assisted suicide.

First, assisted suicide can release the pain of the dying patient who suffers terribly from the incurable disease. We often hear from the news, that some patients in hospital ending their lives through suicide. We can have a reasonable guess that before they died, most time they were suffering from the unbearable pain. If we use drugs to make them live in the painful world ,will they appreciate when they miss the chance to end their painful life? I don't think so!

Second, assisted suicide will also reduce the great financial pressure for the families on living, because a great deal of money has to be spent in delaying the life of the dying. In some poor areas in China, the medical coverage doesn’t so efficient to reach some of there, and the people are so poor that they cannot even eat theirs fill. In this case, assisted suicide may be a feasible method. Euthanasia may let the senior patients dying without suffering, and also lessen the financial pressure of the whole family.

Third, we believe respecting the decision of the patients themselves is the real human rights. citizens not only have the rights to choose how to live, but also have the rights of choosing to die, but that should be in a specified condition. The specified condition is an unusual treat to lives without prejudice to the country, the society, and other’s benefits.

As a result, We think a compromise method is testable, is using assisted suicide only for the “Hard Cases”. The “hard case”is when the pain of a patient is resistant to effective alleviation, and the patient is suffering in misery so much or even begging to die, assisted suicide is practicable.

So We hold the point that assisted suicide should be legalized.

Thank you!

2 Lieutenant speech:

My dear fellow opponents, you emphasized that Assisted Suicide, we can also call it Euthanasia like you do, should not be legalized just now. One important reason is that it doesn’t respect the humanity and so deny their rights what they should have. So now, please pay attention to the conditions of Assisted Suicide:

First: Look from the modern medical knowledge and technology, the patients suffers from an incurable disease and near dying;

Second: The patients cannot stand the extremely unbearable pain;

Third: It must be for ending the patients’suffering, not for the family、country or even for the society.

The Last: It must require the sincere entrust or agreement of patients who is really conscious.

These referred above reflect Assisted Suicide is to end the patients’pain under the patients’ thorough will. They are respected totally and they gain their deserved dignity of life.

You just said:” Any one has the right to end their lives, in addition to your own”. It is exactly right. But please notice that: assisted suicide is taken under the patients willing choice and requirements. So they choose and decide all by themselves, not by you, me or others. If the patients who want to give up their lives are forced to stay there to bear the extremely cruel suffer, what we did is just against their right to life. So assisted suicide exactly reflects that their rights and choices are respected and it is in line with the humanity.

And filial piety you referred to, let us not mention that the patients are willing to accept the Assisted Suicide. Suppose that our family members are suffering their unbearable pain every day, oh, we can say, just the last days. We know it clearly that they cannot be cured well instead of suffering the pain. But we ignore their suffering just for the titular filial piety. How can we so cruel?

We stress here again, the conditions of assisted suicide is very important and necessary. The patients are incurable under the current medical technology and they are willing to decide to end their life. Of course, it is not an easy and simple practice. It will be taken under a serial of measures and steps.

So, we insist that Assisted Suicide is in line with the humanitarianism and gives the patients right to decide their life to gain the respect and dignity of life. It should be legalized.

Thank you!

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