Assisted suicide vs. Preservation of life Name Institution Introduction For a long time, many people have fought for the opportunity and right of calling it quits from living in a dignified manner, assisted by health professionals, under their own times. People who have suffered debilitating injuries and other terminal illnesses that have adversely affected the quality of life have sought to protect health practitioners who chose to help them in their final step in life. In many states and counties, PAS (Physician Assisted Suicide) and other forms of assisted death are illegal, with various people being prosecuted for assisting gravely ill patients in ending their suffering. With healthcare personnel being governed by various legal and ethical that prioritizes preservation of life, the debate has currently divided opinion in many aspects of life, ranging from the general public, legislators, and health care professionals, with both proponents and their opponents, both conducting in-depth research into the matter. This research paper seeks to establish whether a terminally ill patient has the right to choose to end their life with assistance from their physician. Furthermore, the research will explore various legal, ethical and religious opinions on the sensitive matter. A case for assisted suicide Right to die On June 11, 1985, a young woman was taken to hospital for overdosing on a cocktail of assorted drugs and liquor, all while under a diet that had resulted in her not eating for a few day prior. Her brain activity had slowed down, and she was losing color. Emergency responders to the scene had unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate her using various means.