Should euthanasia be legalized?
How many chances have you had to exercise your free will today? How much milk were you able to pour on your cornflakes? Did you choose what jacket you put on? Did you decide what café to eat your lunch in? While these ideas may seem trivial, it is crucial that as human beings, we are given a chance to make choices about our own lives. Yet, for many, the fundamental right of being able to choose a dignified death is being denied. We must allow people to make their own decisions about their destiny and this is why euthanasia should be allowed in our society.
What if our illness was worse than death? Even though science has improved throughout the years and scientists have found many cures, there’s still so much that cannot be done for those in pain. One of the reasons I believe euthanasia should be legalized in our society is the poor quality of life someone must have even to consider taking their own life. Anthony Bland was a just typical 18-year-old boy who was passionate about his favorite football team. On 15th of April, he had gone to watch a football game at the Hillsborough stadium. During the game, a crush had formed, and it snatched 95 precious lives away. Tony Bland was the 96th victim of this horrible disaster. Tony had been tragically injured which lead him to be in a persistent vegetative state and not being able to do anything for himself. After a legal battle, his life supporting treatment was switched off as that’s what his family thought was the best thing for their son. He died on the 13th of March in 1993 aged 22, after being in a coma for almost 4 years. Imagine what it must be like having a completely normal life, doing anything you wish and moments later all of it gets snatched away from you. Anthony was only 18, and he had a whole life ahead of him.