Controversy: It's Time To Legalize Euthanasia

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The world is full of things that make us suffer and feel pain. People do not always have the option to come back from Disease, Cancer, a Coma and have the same life they once did. That is why sometimes the best option is Euthanasia which in Greek literally means “good death” (164). The topic of Euthanasia is one of controversy in America. People from all walks of life have their own view, be it based on religious, ethical, or moral grounds. Euthanasia happens in the entire world, but whether we acknowledge it or not is up for discussion. For there are some in this world who see it not as a way of relieving one’s suffering, but as murder through and through. However, I would like to discuss my support for Euthanasia, and thoughts throughout this paper in favor of it. …show more content…

Passive Euthanasia or the withholding of treatment for a patient (164), and the former active euthanasia being the deliberate causing of a person’s death (164). passive euthanasia is already widespread in hospitals across America and is nothing but stopping of life saving treatment in order to alleviate the suffering of a person because of their inevitable death. While the process of passive euthanasia is considered normal throughout the American hospital community, the act of life support withdrawal is still a hot topic among people in society. This act can be stipulated through a “Living Will, in which the person leaves his or her last wishes” (170), or non-voluntary, when a person is not able to make decisions for themselves. The latter

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