The Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia

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In today’s society, euthanasia is becoming a more prevalent and controversial topic. Euthanasia, translated from the Greek as “good death,” plays a significant role in ending the pain of those who are suffering from an incurable disease or irreversible coma (Frederich & Tischauser, 2014). Furthermore, easing financial and emotional strains on the families of those affected. When it comes to terminal illness, euthanasia should definitely be allowed in the United States and be protected be law as a personal right.
Euthanasia, is defined as “Putting to death or failing to prevent death in cases of terminal illness or injury (Beauchamp, 1983). It is necessary to state that there are different types of euthanasia. Passive euthanasia is generally more socially acceptable in the United States and is legally used in
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In a case where voluntary euthanasia is the factor, the “Right to Die” should be considered. One has a human right to be in charge of their body and life. The ACLU brief from Vacco v. Quill (1996) argues that; The exercise of this right is as central to personal autonomy and bodily integrity as rights safeguarded by this Court 's decisions relating to marriage, family relationships,…show more content…
Therefore, it abuses the gift of life and is a selfish means to the way a person should end their life. The most talked about issue with legalizing euthanasia is the fact that many argue that it violates the Hippocratic Oath. An oath, usually taken by those about to enter the medical field vow not to abuse their position nor provide anyone with medicine per request or in lethal dosages. The original or classical version of the Hippocratic Oath states, “I will never give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect” (Edelstein, 1943,

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