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).
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.
Euthanasia can be classified into passive and active. Passive euthanasia is to stop medical treatment with the intention to accelerate the death of a terminally ill patient, while active euthanasia is taking a specific measure, usually a lethal dose of medication, that causes a patient’s death. For many years euthanasia or assisted suicide has been one of the most controversial and emotive topic in our society. There are many people against euthanasia and who think it is inhuman. In addition, in most countries euthanasia is not legal, and a doctor or a nurse could lose their job and even they could face a sentence in prison by this practice.
In the world, 7.2 to 7.5 million people die from terminal illnesses each year (“We've Got Answers.”)Euthanasia, the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, would end suffering. Euthanasia is illegal in most parts of the world but in the Netherlands it accounts for about one in 30 deaths. Even though many people find euthanasia unethical, it can be used to end the increase of medical bills after the patient passes, patients have the right to decide when they die, and it ends the suffering of the patient. Euthanasia cannot be justified because it is unethical and could become out of control. Many religions believe that euthanasia is immoral because it goes against God (BBC News).
Should Active Euthanasia Be Legalized? Should a patient have the right to ask for a physician’s help to end his or her life? This question has raised great controversy for many years. The legalization of physician assisted suicide or active euthanasia is a complex issue and both sides have strong arguments. Supporters of active euthanasia often argue that active euthanasia is a good death, painless, quick, and ultimately is the patient’s choice.
The reason is simple. If the freedom to murder were allowed, we would live a life full of fear. We would not be able to prevent ourselves from being killed because murder is legal. As is seen in this example, one reason the society robs people of some freedom is because it helps to provide people a more comfortable place to live. However, the society’s restriction of freedom should not go so far as to restrict people’s happiness.
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.
One of the most controversial topics in society is abortion. The act of removing a fetus to end pregnancy has divided the world. Although abortion is being discussed among friends, politicians, and even on blogs in the modern era, it has been in practice in the US since the early 1800s. It was mainly done to keep unmarried women from having children if they accidentally got pregnant. They considered an unmarried pregnant woman not marriageable material so abortion was one way to hide that fact that woman were pregnant at one time.
Dr. Sean O Domhnaill once said, “Abortion is a corruption of medicine. It doesn’t cure, it kills.” Many children’s lives are being taken away before they have even been lived. Abortion is the act of taking an unborn child’s life. Many people think abortion is a good way to go, while many others believe it is unjust and wrong in all ways possible. Abortion is technically legal in some parts of the United States, but in other parts it is illegal.
Also when the abortion became legal either it was too expensive or needed parental permission. Many of these girls or women did not want their parents to know. Because of this illegal method, many women died from these kinds of abortions. It was under investigation and the source was not sterile instruments to conduct the abortions (book 1). "New Jersey state officials sought an acceptable method for dispensing death by capital punishment"(book 3).