Argumentative Essay On Euthanasia

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The topic of euthanasia and enabling its legality continues to promenade desks of law and policy makers as a noteworthy consideration for countries. Euthanasia`s literal translation from its Greek origin means “Good Death” but is defined as “an intentional termination of life by another under the explicit request of the person who wishes to die.” (Lehman, 2005). Euthanasia can be mainly categorized as voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia the patient requests aid to die and involuntary the patient is euthanized without request and consent. Euthanasia continues to be a controversial topic as its complexities are grounded in legal, moral and theological dimensions. The termination of life under any circumstances will ignite heated and opinionated discussions. Euthanasia provokes moral and ethical arguments. There are those who believe that society has a moral duty to protect and preserve life. Conversely those who believe that euthanasia will bring relief to those whose unbearable pain and suffering has rendered their quality of life not worth preserving. Euthanasia however has no place in our society, as it is a blatant violation of the fundamental human right to life, from a moral and ethical standpoint. The legalization of euthanasia could be the initiation of a “slippery slope”, which promulgates that the acceptance of voluntary euthanasia might ultimately lead to involuntary euthanasia and other untenable practices (Lewis 2007). A study conducted in the

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