It turned out that it has two sides about the point of view towards the euthanasia issue in a positive and negative ways. Although some people against these ideas and claim that it is an unacceptable manner, I certainly disagree about that because it can be proved that the euthanasia is one of the most peaceful ways to escape the great pain for dying people. Euthanasia can be one of the way to relieve the pain and suffering for dying people. As everyone knows that people who have to struggle with the terminal illness always end up in physical and psychological suffering, so some of them wanted to die before the pain is getting worse. According to the news of the Telegraph in 2008 which reported about Val McKay, the British woman who was diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis.
In passive euthanasia ill people dead by withholding of common treatment, such as antibiotics. In active euthanasia ill people dead by using lethal substances deliberately, such as lethal injection. Each type subdivided into 3 subordinate types, included voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary. In voluntary euthanasia ill people initiatively request for their own death. Involuntary euthanasia ill people wants to live but is killed anyway.
Euthanasia has always been a prominent controversial topic, but it is getting even more popular because of the effectiveness of modern technology keeping people alive and some of those people do not want to stay alive. There are two main types of euthanasia, passive and active. Passive euthanasia (PE) is when the person wants to die and then they succeed in dying from their illness because they do not want to accept treatment or stops their current treatment. One of the most common examples of PE is when someone makes the decision to pull the plug of some form of technology keeping that person alive. On the other hand, active euthanasia (AE) is when there is a more active involvement from the doctor where the action causes the death of the
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines euthanasia as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy”. In other words, euthanasia is the termination of certain patient’s lives in order to relieve them from their suffering and pain. As this issue progressed and became a widely debated, controversial subject, society and scholars are divided into two groups, opponents and proponents, both groups have strong reasons to defend their cases. Opponents believe that euthanasia -in all its forms- is an act of murder, and should be prohibited no matter what the case is. On the other hand, proponents defend their arguments by saying that it is the patient’s right to avoid excruciating pain and embrace a timely death.
Due to a terminally ill patients suffering and almost inevitable chance of living, euthanasia should be made legal in all states and countries. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word euthanatos which means “easy, painless death”. The act of euthanasia is intentionally choosing to die instead of suffering if the patient is terminally ill (“BBC“ 1). In other words, euthanasia is taking a bite out of the poisonous apple from Snow White knowing its consequence is death. Euthanasia was originally practiced in Ancient Greek and Roman society, using anesthetics and morphine as the killing agents (Cockeram 9).
There have been many controversies on whether euthanasia should be legalized. For example, people have argued for the right to live and the right to die. The term, euthanasia, is sometimes misinterpreted and not thoroughly analyzed by others to be truly understood why its controversies exist. To introduce the term “euthanasia”, euthanasia is when a person feels that their life is not worth living and would like to kill themselves with the assistance of a professional painlessly. Euthanasia does not include stopping a medically “useless” treatment, killing the pain without killing the patient, or, “refusal of medical treatment by a competent patient.” (www.care.org.uk).
However, Euthanasia is also illegal in some countries. It also has people who disagree with this kind of killing. Some people think it is a crime. I agree that Euthanasia is the right ways for patients. There are many reasons why Euthanasia is valid.
A controversial practice that invokes a debate over how beneficial its intentions are is the use of euthanasia. The argument switches between whether or not putting terminally ill patients to death with the assistance of a physician is justifiable and right. Legalizing the practice of euthanasia is a significant topic among many people in society, including doctors and nurses in the medical field, as it forces people to decide where to draw the line between relieving pain and simply killing. While some people see euthanasia as a way to helping a patient by eliminating their pain, it is completely rejected by others who see it as a method of killing. The word euthanasia is usually looked at with one of two completely different perspectives.
The current drug laws that are established are doing more harm than good. Legalizing marijuana would benefit the country in many ways such as: creating billions in revenue which can be put towards schools, roads, hospitals, and our economy in general. It would create thousands of job opportunities, decrease the crime rate and open up cell space. It it could help people with physical, emotional, and psychological problems (“Drugs”). The prescription drugs people get from doctors are addictive where marijuana is non addictive.
The positive impact of xenotransplantation is that it can save countless lives, even though there are many risks involved, as time goes on scientists will develop safe methods posing less risks. Another positive impact it can pose on society is that it may decrease the demand of organs in the black market, the rate in which demand for organ increases it increases in the black market as well. It is reported that a plethora of criminal organizations take advantage of this and kill to acquire organs and sell to people at higher prices. Legalizing xenotransplantation can decrease the demand for organs, in turn decrease the uses of black market
Brock also notes that voluntary active euthanasia is morally permissible because it shows a sort of mercy to the individual that is dying. If somebody is not receiving life-sustaining treatment, but is still suffering greatly, then allowing voluntary active euthanasia would allow him or her to escape his or her suffering. They cannot simply "pull the plug" because they are just simply suffering with no life sustaining treatment being received, or even available. Brock also points to the fact that many people would refuse euthanasia, even if it were a legal option. He points to the Netherlands as being an euthanasia permitting country, and the number of people who choose euthanasia in the Netherlands is still very low.