PHI 200 Mind and Machine
Prof Jeanne Henry
January 31, 2012
After reading the article on “Confronting Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: My Father’s Death” written by Susan Wolf brought to mind the day I found out my mother had died we found out through social security in an e-mail she had been dead for three years and we had no idea. We had no idea if it was a painful or painless. But I know that if she was having a painful death I would have to agree with Susan Wolf and I would have to say no. But concerning I have no clue on her death it makes it extremely hard to think about. I would not want my mother ...view middle of the document...
) The ethical choice that Susan took confirms the love of her father and her beliefs.
This woman allowed her father’s death to take its expected path. In addition, to looking at this subject from a religious point of view according to the Bible in 1 Corinthians 3:17 it states “If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, which temple you people are” (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, 1984.) This statement states that the body is the temple of God and if anyone commits suicide or defiles the temple God will destroy, in addition, it is a sin to commit suicide. Even though Susan did not bring up religious ethics, Susan did make it a point to make a moral decision. “It was he who traveled that read, not me. I paid my own price, though; I felt the heavy weight of his trust and the obligation to fight for him. I was scared I might fail, I felt very close to the jaws of death” (Wolf, 2008.)
Susan had to reason about these issues. Susan is a very strong woman and theses issue were a lot to complete, by accepting full accountability of her father’s life and death. As for myself I believe that if she had to do it all again, she would bring about the same conclusions and not anything would change. We have no control over death it’s just a part of life, we are not the ones to judge God is...