Euthanasia

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What would you do if your beloved one has to suffer from an incurable disease or tolerable suffering? Do you think it is better for him if there is a way to release his pain? Euthanasia is known wildly around the world. It is the deliberate ending of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases, Euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases where a person can’t make such a request. Euthanasia is mainly divided into four types which are Passive, Active, Voluntary and Involuntary (BBC, n.d.). Those four types of Euthanasia will be mentioned in the discussion later on. At present, Euthanasia has been legalized in many countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Oregon in the United States, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Albania, Holland, Switzerland and Thailand. However, some countries still do not accept the idea of Euthanasia. In my opinion, I strongly agree that Euthanasia should be legal because of the following reasons that will be discussed in this essay. The first main reason that people have an argument about Euthanasia is because they think that Euthanasia devalues human life. Because Euthanasia is a way to end people’s lives just by a person’s decision, they think that to kill someone without any guilt is not correct. In fact, Euthanasia does not devalue human life, but it is a choice for people who have the right to make their own decisions. Letting them make a choice to die painlessly is what they themselves see it as a value of their own lives. For example, a person decides for himself that medical treatment that he is receiving is making his life more unpleasant than the disease, and that he would rather end the treatment. Presumably he conclude... ... middle of paper ... ...March 10th, 2010 from http://www.euthanasiaethics.com/cases-against-euthanasia.php Euthanasia Ethics (2009). Cases For Euthanasia [webpage]. Retrieved March 10th, 2010 from http://www.euthanasiaethics.com/cases-for-euthanasia.php Leonard, J. (1973). Ethics and Euthanasia [webpage]. Retrieved March 10th, 2010 from http://www.jstor.org/pss/3422790 Pregnant Pause (2001). Types of Euthanasia [webpage]. Retrieved March 10th, 2010 from http://www.pregnantpause.org/euth/types.htm Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legal? (2009). [webpage]. Retrieved March 10th, 2010 from http://euthanasia.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000126 The Law and Society (2009). The Legality of Euthanasia [webpage]. Retrieved March 10th, 2010 from http://www.thelawandsociety.com/The-legality-of-euthanasia.html

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