Essay about Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legal
Motor neurone disease is a group of neurological disorders that affect motor neurons and these are cells that control the muscles that allow you to speak, walk, and swallow and other body movement. The lady Diane suffered from a disease and was not allowed to do what she wanted to end her pain. If assisted suicide was legal this would have not have been a problem and she would have been able to have her husband end the pain she was in. Making assisted suicide legal would have benefited the person in this case.
Another reason why it is argued that assisted suicide should be legal is because of the equal protections clause. This comes from the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Originally this clause was put there for the freedom of African Americans. As time went by however the people began to think that other government laws were part of segregation and were vulnerable to constitutional attack. It can be argued that in the case of the lady Diane that her equal protection was violated. It was violated because she had the right to choose how she wanted to die. She was a lady in pain, and did not have equal protection when it came to the way she wanted to end her life.