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Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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Is it within our duties as human beings to recognize when pain and suffering out weights the higher pleasures of life. And how are we supposed to distinguish between pains to determine who has the right to be granted death. We so strongly believe that people shouldn’t have to suffer through their last days of life, yet we’re to afraid to actively bare the blame of directly killing someone, even if their last wish was to die peacefully and without pain. If as humans we have the right to life, why should we not have the ongoing right to our own death. As humans we figure that if “I am going to be the only person harmed by my choice, then let me chose to do what I wish”. This moral motto has evoked many funny videos on the internet, including…show more content…
Conversely euthanasia is not legal in Canada. Euthanasia, or physician assisted suicide, is the action of a doctor killing someone who has requested to die but is not able to complete the task of killing themselves on their own. The primary moral issue surrounding euthanasia is that the act of suicide now consists of more then one person, therefore it is no longer seen as killing oneself but that act of someone killing another. There are two types of euthanasia, passive and active. Although the general public does not recognize passive euthanasia as doctor assisted suicide it is still a form of euthanasia that is technically legal. Passive euthanasia is when the underlying cause of death is the disease. When terminally ill people refuse to be kept alive by machines or medication, which is within their legal rights, they’re aiding in the advancement of their own death, which is a form of passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia is when the cause of death is inflicted by the physician in an already dying patient. Active euthanasia places the blame upon the physician because they are the primary cause of death, this is why active euthanasia is illegal and seen as much worse than passive. The act
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