People who are against euthanasia claim that it is unethical and morally wrong to take someone’s life away. According to the article “Active Euthanasia Is Never Morally Justified,” euthanasia is a nice word that replaces the word murder (Doug). The author claims that people will use “terminal illness” to murder people without their consent. People that are on a vegetable state and cannot depend of themselves are force to accept the decisions of others. Euthanasia can be done to a patient if the person in charge is willing to go through the process. Since the patient cannot say or do anything, it is unsure if the person in charge is doing it for dark reasons. It is not just adults, infants can also be euthaniz...
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