Arguments Against Euthanasia

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The word euthanasia is derived from Greek language where 'eu’ meaning good and 'thanasia’ meaning death. Euthanasia is also known as the practice of intentionally ending a life of person who is either suffering from an incurable disease or is in immense pain. In other words euthanasia is physician assisted dying (PAS). The influence of scientific and medical discoveries in the recent times has changed the nature of debate on human euthanasia, and people on opposing sides have different arguments on human euthanasia. To understand the argument for and against euthanasia, it is substantial to understand the various form of euthanasia that exist:  Voluntary euthanasia is when an act is done according to the wish of an individual that has pled for his life to be ended.  Non voluntary euthanasia is when an act is done without the knowledge of the wishes of an individual…show more content…
While, the people opposing euthanasia think that “The fundamental social value of respect for life should be maintained, and killing is intrinsically wrong (Canadian Medical Association)”. They consider it as a murder, and curable clinical depressions. This essay takes a critical look at the both sides of argument to evaluate any valid reasoning behind the continued discussion of euthanasia. There is an increasing number of people suffering from chronic health issues, and physical disorders. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are fourteen percent annual increase in people dying of chronic diseases such as cancers, neurological illness, and cardiovascular disorders. Chronical disease is a slow form of death after years of pain and suffering. Yet the criminalization of euthanasia and Physician assisted suicide (PAS) denies these suffering adults from the freedom to choose whether live or

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