Pros and Cons of Euthinasia

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Euthanasia: Pros and Cons

Euthanasia or should I say physician-assisted suicide, which basically means to end a persons life to relieve them from pain and or suffering. There are two main categories of euthanasia, voluntary euthanasia, which is conducted with consent making it legal in the United States and some other countries, and involuntary euthanasia, which is conducted without consent because the patient is incapable of doing it themselves making it illegal in all countries. The two procedural categories to perform euthanasia are known as passive euthanasia and active euthanasia; there are several pros and cons to these procedures. Some people may say this is a positive procedure because its helping someone out by taking away their pain and suffering, but others are questioning the importance of life and consider this a murder. I will list and talk about some of the important pros and cons of this procedure, considering people have many different opinions.

The two procedures, “Active euthanasia – A doctor or a nurse gives an ill patient medicine that will kill them” and “Passive euthanasia – A patient does not get the medicine or treatment that they need in order to stay alive” (English online). Some pros of euthanasia would have to be giving the right to someone to decide when their life should end, some people my be experiencing severe deadly physical and emotional pain in which they just couldn’t handle anymore. The patient is the only person that truly knows what they are feeling and going thru. It seems as most Americans do favor euthanasia, “Americans generally favor allowing doctors to assist terminally ill patients in ending their lives, but the degree of support ranges from 51% to 70%, depending on how the pr...

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