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Euthanasia: Should Be Illegal in All 50 States

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Today, there is a large debate over the situation and consequences of euthanasia. Euthanasia is the act of ending a human’s life by lethal injection or the stoppage of medication, or medical treatment. It has been denied by most of today’s population and is illegal in the fifty states of the United States. Usually, those who undergo this treatment have a disease or an “unbearable” pain somewhere in the body or the mind. Since there are ways, other than ending life, to stop pain caused by illness or depression, euthanasia is immoral, a disgrace to humanity, according to the Hippocratic Oath, and should be illegal throughout the United States.
Instead of turning to death as an option, patients should realize that there are other ways to stop pain caused by illness or depression. For example, palliative care is available in today’s society. Palliative care is a medical specialty based solely on pain and is very advanced in today’s technology. If the patients that requested euthanasia were to undergo this treatment, they would not feel pain, or as much as they normally would, and the pain would be more tolerable (O’Steen). Also, in most situations, the longing for death or suicidal death, which was revealed to be clinical depression, can be treated by medicine and sympathetic counseling (Bonin).
In the eyes of Christians, euthanasia is immoral, especially to the Schindler family. Their daughter Terry Schiavo was a victim of euthanasia. She had been diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy when she was twenty-six years of age. She became a human vegetable, a person who lacks the ability to move or think correctly, and as a result, tubes were used to feed and keep her alive. Her husband filed a case to withdraw the tubes. Terry’s famil...

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.... As the Church says, euthanasia goes against the dignity of a living person and is a crime against humanity (“Euthanasia Statement”).
In conclusion, euthanasia is proven to be immortal and should stay illegal throughout the United States. It is the act of killing someone, which is murder, and can result in doctors being sent to jail or severe court cases against others. It can break families apart, one side may want the patient to be euthanized and the other may want the person to stay alive. It would result in fights and leave a scar on the family bond. The patient may have never wanted death, but their guardians decided for them. Their life that they may have wanted to keep was ended merely from another person’s hand. It is their life, not someone else’s; no one should have the power to end their life, not even themselves. That is God’s decision, not a human’s.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that euthanasia is the act of ending a human’s life by lethal injection or the stoppage of medication, or medical treatment. it is illegal in the fifty states of the united states.
  • Opines that patients should realize that there are other ways to stop pain caused by illness or depression. palliative care is a medical specialty based solely on pain and is advanced in today's technology.
  • Describes how the schindler family's daughter, terry schiavo, was a victim of euthanasia. she was diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy, and tubes were used to feed and keep her alive.
  • Opines that euthanasia is a disgrace to humanity, since an individual person or group shouldn't decide how, when, and if another person should die.
  • Analyzes the hippocratic oath, which directs ethics for practicing medicine and was written in the 4th century b.c.
  • Argues that euthanasia is accepted in society, and that humans should be treated the same. animals are not social and do not have emotions, so the previous statement is invalid.
  • Explains that euthanasia and murder are not the same and should never be mistaken as each other. a doctor who participates in the study is a murderer.
  • Argues that a human should not be pushed into continual misery when he or she feels that life is pointless, humiliating, and the sense of self hood has been destroyed.
  • Opines that people who consider euthanasia consider themselves a burden to their families and the people around them.
  • Opines that euthanasia is the only option for people who are terminally ill. people die every minute of the day, but they don't have a choice.
  • Explains that euthanasia and self-willed suicide are crimes against humanity. the vatican's congregation for the doctrine of the faith says no one can give someone permission to kill an innocent person.
  • Concludes that euthanasia is immortal and should stay illegal throughout the us. it is the act of killing someone, which is murder, and can result in fights and leave a scar on the family bond.
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