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Pamela Robson
4/12 Discussion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:25am
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For the issue paper, I am still deciding between writing about assisted suicide or gay marriage. I have not really looked up the amount of resources there is available for each topic, and that will probably be my deciding factor, since I am very interested in learning about both sides of the issues. I feel like you donít really hear about assisted suicide too much through the news, or in everyday talk, so that makes me think that I will have to do more research than with gay marriage. If I decide to do assisted suicide, the two sides would be whether or not it is ethically and morally right for medical personnel to perform the medical task. Some people feel as though it is a form of murder or killing someone so it is not right to follow through with their order, but others feel it is the patientís decision. This topic mainly affects medical staff because they are the oneís that get the side effect of being sued or getting in trouble for doing what the patient asks. Assisted suicide also affects the patients that could prefer dying instead of being in their current state. The two viewpoints for gay marriage is whether or not people agree with the idea of two men or two women getting married to each other. Some people around the world do not think that it is ethical or morally correct for two people of the same-sex to get married, or they just feel itís gross or wrong for them to get married. On the other hand, others feel that people should be able to be with and marry whomever they want to and everyone should be treated equally. Same-sex marriage affects people that are homosexual and want to get married to their partner. It also affects their friends and family because they would have to see their loved-ones be hurt. On the other hand, it could affect the general public, whether they agree or disagree, with the idea of same-sex marriage, if you see two males or two females walking around together; some could get angered.

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