After the act of assisted suicide is carried out, there is no room for regret. The patients life has already been ended at the hands of a physician who may not have been sure they were doing the right thing. ‘Not only were there types and levels of str... ... middle of paper ... ...’ Time. ed. Walter Isaacson.
Active euthanasia entails the introducing of something to cause death and passive occurs when life sustaining treatment is withheld. Voluntary includes consent whereas involuntary does not (899). Christian Research Institute researcher J.P. Moreland asserts, “There is no morally relevant distinction between active and passive euthanasia” (1). Many years ago death was seen as a challenge to beat instead of a release from the pain of life, but that is slowly changing (Cohen 50). Due to this change physician-assisted suicide recently has become a hotly discussed topic around the world.
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Their was no possible surgery that could remove the tumor. The doctors say that he could be suffering for days, weeks, or even months before he would pass away. Say that you had a daughter that was in a coma and would not get any better. Just ask yourself, what would you do? Now, imagine the same relative with the same disease again; only this time the medical industry has suddenly discovered a cure for cancer.