Why Euthanasia is Wrong

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“Thou Shalt Not Kill” (Exodus 20: 13-14). One of the Ten Commandments put forward by God to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai. The killing of another human being is morally wrong and unacceptable. No one has the right to take away another persons life, whether it be through hatred and disgust, or compassion and love. Murder is murder. So why should those select few who work in the clinics of Switzerland, whose occupation is to assist in a person’s suicide, become immune from this law against murder. It is them who provide the patient with, and administer, the method of how they are going to die. To me, that sounds like murder. What gives someone else the right to take away another human being’s life? Euthanasia is wrong and immoral for so many reasons. It devalues human life. Human life isn’t an object, it’s not just a possession that can be discarded of once finished with. But that’s what euthanasia treats a person’s life as, as an object. An object that, once too useless to do anything with, should be got rid off. People who are at risk from this type of thinking, are those with disabilities and those who are so sick, they are a burden to care for. Not only does this put their lives at risk, but it presents them as being inferior while they are alive. As some disabled people might be able to be taken advantage of easily, if they are mentally handicapped and can’t think for themselves, they could easily be killed. If their carer finds that caring for them isn’t worth the money or time and thinking that because of their disability they are unable to enjoy life, it would be better if they were dead. This wouldn’t be out of compassion or love, but out of selfishness. This brings me onto my next point. An effect called the “slip... ... middle of paper ... ...ng pain and suffering, but I see it as murder. I am also against it as a Christian as well because suffering and death is all part of our lives which must be dealt with. We shouldn’t be able to cut our lives short as soon as it starts to get difficult. Life comes with its difficulties, but euthanasia must not be an option in which to escape them. The difficult and painful times in our lives are all part of the life experience and without them in early life, some of us may not have grown into the people we are today. In early life when we did experience these problems, we weren’t jus able to cut them out, we had to deal with them. So why at the end of our lives should we have this easier option? Like I said suffering and, eventually, death are all part of the life experience and must not be cut out because life simply becomes a little too hard to bear.

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