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Euthanasia is NOT Ethical or Moral

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, euthanasia is a medically assisted death; painlessly killing a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease. Euthanasia usually allows the medical doctor to be in charge of giving the option of death to the patient or asking the patient’s relatives to euthanize the patient. Many victims of euthanasia involve the elderly or newborn infants. Euthanasia is unethical, impacting negatively the lives of many people.

Euthanasia is still performed, even if the patient has chance to live. Rom Houben, became paralyzed after he got into a car accident. Rom was in a coma for 23 years, but he was always conscious. He tried to communicate with others, but he was incapable. Rom wouldn’t have been present today if his family decided to euthanize him (lifenews.com).

In several countries around the world, assisted suicide is legal, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and some parts of the US. The Netherlands and Belgium both legalized euthanasia in 2002, but in Belgium, two doctors and a psychologist must always be involved. In Switzerland, euthanasia is banned, but “suicide assisted by a physician and a non-physician is allowed since 1941” (deccanherald.com). In the US, “most states now legally allow the making of such wills that instruct hospitals and physicians to suspend treatment or to refuse life-support measures in hopeless cases” (enyclopediabirtanica.com). Only 3 states in the US, Oregon, Washington, and Montana, have legalized passive euthanasia. 39 states have prohibited assisted suicide, and 4 don’t have any definite law of assisted suicide (procon.org). Passive euthanasia and assisted suicide both intentionally end a life, but passive euthanasia stops or refuses treating th...

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...ors didn’t believe you could live any longer? Around the world, people are euthanized even when they still have a chance at life. Worldwide, in The Giver, and the Bible, euthanasia is found unacceptable and is negatively impacting many people.

Works Cited

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Random House, 1993.

Zondervan NIV Study Bible. Fully rev. ed. Kenneth L. Barker, gen. ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

. Encyclopedia Britannica. N.p.. Web. 29 Jan 2014. .

. BBC. N.p.. Web. 4 Feb 2014. .

Foster-Gilbert, Claire. Ethical Demension. N.p.. Web. 4 Feb 2014. .

Ertelt, Steven. Life News. N.p.. Web. 10 Feb 2014. .

. Deccan Herald. N.p.. Web. 5 Feb 2014. .

ProCon.org. "Euthanasia ProCon.org" ProCon.org. 5 Feb. 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2014. .

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that euthanasia is medically assisted death, painlessly killing a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease. it is unethical, impacting negatively the lives of many people.
  • Explains that euthanasia is still performed, even if the patient has chance to live. rom houben, became paralyzed after he got into a car accident.
  • States that assisted suicide is legal in belgium, the netherlands, switzerland, and some parts of the us.
  • Explains that many people consider euthanasia acceptable, but religious opponents disagree. they believe that the right to decide when a person dies belongs to god.
  • Opines that euthanasia harms the receiver, but it also affects society.
  • Argues that euthanasia shouldn't be legal anywhere around the world. it's wrong to voluntarily fake a life even if they believe the patient can live much longer.
  • Explains that euthanasia happens in the real world and in the giver, where everything is controlled by the elders.
  • Explains that euthanasia is called a release. the receiver would be injected by syringe and become lifeless.
  • Explains that if one commits a third transgression, he simply has to be released — the father of the boy in jonas' group had been released.
  • Narrates how jonas felt a choking sensation when he found out that his father had released his baby twin.
  • Argues that euthanasia is wrong, especially in christian views because everybody was uniquely created and made by god.
  • Opines that people are euthanized even when they still have a chance at life, and that it is negatively impacting many people in the giver and the bible.
  • Describes the works of lois lowry, kenneth l. barker, gen. ed., in the zondervan niv study bible.
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