It is morally right for a person to seek euthanasia because it is their freedom or autonomy to control their own lives. It ends the suffering of the patient without harming other people. Furthermore, it prevents the person to suffer by giving him/her lethal injection or medication that prevents a person to die slowly with pain. On the other hand, the arguments against euthanasia are not sound. A thorough assessment will protect patient who request euthanasia for the benefits of others.
But what one must analyze is that the only ones who can’t determine when is worth living are the suffering patients. Society must, under universal laws, guaranteed every individual’s free will despite religion or race as long as this does not affect the lives of others. The most humane way to accomplish this is by allowing an expert assist those who want to end their life and at least help them accomplish their will in a secure and controlled environment.
The choice to have a doctor help end a terminally ill patient's life is the patients decision to make. Many people are opposed to physician-assisted suicide because of their religious beliefs. Traditional Christian beliefs are that assisted suicide violates one's natural desire to live, suicide harms other people, and life is a gift from God and God should be the only one able to take a life from a human being (Robinson, pg.2). However, there are also religious organizations that believe in physician assisted suicide. One of them is the Mainline and Liberal Christian denominations.
Everything in their life has to be done for them and with assistance. Some people prefer to be dead rather than ... ... middle of paper ... ...d to a person’s suffering. People from all over the world have completely different opinions about assisted suicide. Many people believe that euthanasia is a very effective way of ending a person’s grief. Many people are fighting against the law.
This example is used frequently by people against euthanasia. It is extremely hard to decide without a doubt that a patient can not recover. If the doctor had acted on the request of the family, then it truly would be murder. T... ... middle of paper ... .... It was in our good intentions to postpone their deaths to the last, but we have only put them and their families in pain.
One procedure, known as Physician-Assisted suicide, alleviates suffering by having a physician provide a patient the means to painlessly kill him or herself. This procedure however, remains controversial and illegal in many states. This is unfair to patients who wish to be assisted in seeking death and escaping their terminal illness. Despite all of the benefits that are brought about because of Physician-Assisted suicide, people across America still seek to ban the practice because it clashes with personal moral and ethical beliefs. Although many people disagree with the procedure of Physician-Assisted suicide, it should still become legal because it alleviates suffering, allows patients to die in a dignified manner, and allows people to take control of the ultimate choice, death, away from their terminal illness.
According to the first perspective, it is unethical insofar as it interferes with God’s wishes that a person die. In relation to the second, the unethical aspect emerges from the fact that many doctors are no longer fulfilling their professional duty to reduce suffering but are, in reality, prolonging and intensifying it. Thus, to support passive euthanasia means supporting traditional religious and medical ethics. That is, the simple right to a natural and humane death, with as little extension of suffering as possible.
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide should be legal and the government should not be permitted to interfere with death. “The most good is done by allowing people to carry out their own affairs with as little intrusion by government as possible” (Gittelman 372). Dying is a part of life and since it is your body you should have complete and full control over it. Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide should be available for patients because they have the right to choses there “final exit”(Manning 26). Patients shouldn’t have to experience the fear of being “trapped” on life support with “no control” (Manning 27).
With human life come human rights. Unlike the different views regarding ho life is defined, there should be no question that human rights are inalienable rights ; meaning that no one, and nothing can steal it or destroy it. Euthanasia is a huge issue for society and for people that are still debating about it. The central question is, is euthanasia really necessary and right to use on people? No, it is not right to use, especially in our current society.
(CARE 2010) However it is not okay for people without an untreatable disease or unbearable pain to commit suicide. That would be the taking of someone’s like who didn’t deserve to die. Euthanasia means good death, it is the process of ending the life of a person to relieve that person from an untreatable disease, unbearable pain, or irreversible coma. According to ProCon euthanasia has been legalized in three states in the U.S., Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Montana has also legalized physician-assisted suicide only by a court ruling.