Do people have a right to end theirs or others lives whenever they choose to? We are brought to this earth to create a life for ourselves, to be responsible and make choices for our future. When we were given birth, we were given the freedom and liberty to do as we wish to with our lives. We either live our life to the fullest or we end it. One thing for sure is that none of us signed a contract that declared us as property to the government or another human being. Therefore, allowing us to decided weather or not we should keep or take away our lives.
Because we are solely responsible for ourselves and not there human beings, it is not right to decided if another person gets to live or not. One great issue is when we talk about how ethical it is to take a life. It all boils down to our own personal beliefs. There are specific religions that prohibit the ending of a life. Some individuals believe that it’s Okay to end a life if the circumstances are called for. For example, Brittany Maynard, the 29 year old with a brain tumor, who decided to end her life with dignity. This young lady was tired of suffering from an illness that had no cure.
Brittany made the cough decision to let the cancer take her on her terms. Some people thought her decision was unholy; other praised her for her courage to end her never- ending pain. Another example is the lethal injection, where we consciously take a prisoners life away due to their felonies. Regardless of the reasons for a persons death, we all have our own personal believes, where killing one another or ourselves is unethical. Where do we draw the line on ethics? How can a person judge a young woman’s decision to end her own life, due to an illness that is taking her slowly and then be in favor of a lethal injection?
What is the difference between a killer and lethal injection? For example, a serial killer being put on death row. We are going to end a person’s life, for ending others lives. How does that make us any different then the serial killer? It does not, because although he committed a crime, we are still making a decision on his behalf that should only be his choice. In conclusion, none of us have the same ethics believes. We all have the freedom to make decisions for ourselves, but not for others. Taking a life weather its yourselves or others can be a very difficult thing to handle.