Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is a situation that a lot of people would not want to go through, or experience someone else go through, but sometimes people feel like it is the right thing to do. Many people agree that Euthanasia is appropriate because leaving a patient who is going to die anyways in a hospital room surviving on artificial life support or artificial feeding tubes is just taking up space. Pulling the plug gets it over with and it is just going to fast forward what is going to happen anyways. If people actually come to think of it though, Euthanasia is not a practice that should be legalized because it is cruel.

Euthanasia is morally incorrect; it can be compared to the murder of another human. Legalizing Euthanasia devalues human life. When someone pulls the plug on another person's life, it is equivalent to committing murder because that person is no longer living due to someone else's actions. According to Dr.Clarence H. Braddock III, a faculty member of the University of Washington's departments of medicine and medical history and ethics, "taking a life under any circumstances is immoral". Euthanasia is a rejection of the importance and value of human life. People who encourage Euthanasia generally stated that it is already considered some what acceptable to take a human life under some conditions such as self defence, but they miss the point that when one kills for self defence, most of the times they are saving an innocent life, either someone else's or their own. With Euthanasia no one's life is being saved but instead life is only being taken away. Dr. Andre Bourque, chief of the department general medicine at the Centre hospitallier de l'Universite de Montreal, said he does not have a problem with a patient cho...

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...pose of a loved one instead of fighting for the best treatment and caring for them until their very last breath. Instead of considering death for a loved one, focus on creating cures and being optimistic about the situation.

In conclusion, euthanasia is a freedom of choice and people have their own personal reasons to do so but it is not a practice that should be legalized. It is morally incorrect due to the fact that it could be compared to murder, anything such as recovery and miracles can happen to the sufferer and it sends out a negative message to the society. It violates the nature and dignity of human beings and is a wrongful death because its is not just dying, it is killing. Oxford University defines euthanasia as "the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable disease or in an irreversible coma" but since when was "killing" ever an option?
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