Since I can remember, life is the most precious thing. I was taught to live each day to the fullest because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Don’t get me wrong, not everyday in my life has been perfect but none have ever been so bad that I wanted to die. I didn’t think this weeks assignment was going to be difficult but it’s quite to opposite.
The above YouTube video filmed in Oregon shows an old man asking for his lethal dose of Nembutal, which will place his body in a coma, and then he will die. I’ve never seen anyone want to die without hesitation. The individual, Roger Sanger, was eager to die to get rid of his problems. Roger appeared to be cognizant about what was about to occur yet there wasn’t a worry in the world. Watching this video brought numerous tears to my eyes wondering how in heck could someone wish to die!
Euthanasia offers people an easy way out of their responsibilities. Don’t get me wrong, if someone were to die due to an allergic reaction from a medication or his or her body didn’t respond to the treatment, I can sleep with that. But the killing of an innocent person is just flat out wrong! If we allow people to start offing themselves, where is this going to stop?
Keeping someone is what we’ve taught from birth but to assist someone to die is unethical. Be it from a physician’s perspective or that of a family member waiting to collect on their behalf. This service is obviously costly and not covered by the taxpayer so these people pay out of pocket for this once in a lifetime opportunity. The State of Oregon should be ashamed for supporting this atrocious activity.