Help me with my persuasive speech (assisted suicide)?

I am torn between two speech topics, one being assisted suicide. In real life I am not advocating for assisted suicide, but I needed to pick a controversal topic to speak about.My objective is to persuade the audience that assisted suicide isn't too bad. I know the bad things about it, but in addition to the bad effects, I was wondering what the positive lights to assisted suicide would be? Affects to the community? Young and Old? Religion wise? Etc. I would appreciate the help,thanks.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I have a few points you could use:

    1. Euthanasia of those who are in a assisted-living state that wish to die would reduce the government funding needed to be spent on them and go to other people who really need it and want to live (i.e. old folks who cannot afford medications, cancer research, sexual education, etc.)

    2. People should have the right to choose what course they want their lives to take. Death is one of these options, though it is important that it be executed in a civilized and responsible manner.

    3. Patients with crippling illnesses who are incapable of exercising any sort of motor functions and are in miserable pain are forced to live out their days until they die of natural causes. Does this constitute passion or should we respect the fact that death is a favorable alternative for the patient, if they so choose?

    4. Euthanasia is a far more responsible way to commit oneself to suicide rather than devote one's death to a spectacle that could potentially harm people (like jumping off a building, crashing one's car, setting your home on fire, etc.).

    5. Hospitals would have far more space for treatable patients who have a desire to live.

  • dede
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Assisted Suicide Persuasive Speech

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think there would or should be an affect on the community. This is a personal decision that ultimately only one person makes. People that advocate it often call it "dying with dignity". People that are against it may say that suicide isn't dignified. But I would ask them how they would feel about living the rest of their lives having to depend on others for simple (often private) tasks that were once done on your own. Some one who is in favor of assisted suicide once asked me "What's life with out the quality of life?" Meaning that if you are bed ridden that what are the benefits life has to offer you? All you can do is sit around and watch tv all day and isn't that what we tell the children, 'Quit wasting the day sitting around that boob tube and go outside and play.' Well, I guess if you are able to then it's good advice.

  • 1 decade ago

    If we assisted every depressed, sick or elderly person with suicide,the dozen or so remaining of us could live in complete happiness! Yeah, population control solved! (just kidding)

    As for positive lights to assisted suicide, the good are as easy to see as the bad. As long as it is not a debate, an audience can be easily persuaded with with a few words on physical suffering,leaving this world in dignity blah,blah,blah! just be careful on trying to please them with the financial savings it would create on our economy!

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Assisted Suicide, also called Euthanasia.. just google that and you'll find TONS of info. (=

  • 1 decade ago


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