Henrietta Lacks Arguments Against Euthanasia

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Thesis Statement: Unethical medical practices are unacceptable procedures that can be used for the benefit of mankind.

Issues in unethical procedures in the medical field are common context discussed in debates. The main question among these procedures is its violation in the moral context of such activities. Such procedures do not satisfy laws, principles and theories based on the accepted norms and ideas and influenced by customs, cultures and beliefs that are generalized as good. However, results on some unethical procedures brought beneficial results on mankind such as the development of polio vaccine and discovery of human telomerase which was made possible in the extraction of Henrietta Lacks’ cells without her consent. Moreover, euthanasia may also serve as an option for families to prevent further expenses for patients that only exist due to life support. Aside from that, international codes and laws for human protection against medical
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According to Bartel and Otlowski (2010), this procedure is defined as ending a person’s life to cease their suffering from fatal condition. The issue on this matter is that life will be taken away in the application of this methodology which makes the procedure immoral. However, according to Emmanuel (1999), euthanasia can provide other advantages. Based on his studies, he said that euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is beneficial to patients through the alleviation of unremitting and excruciating pain to 25,000 or lower than 2.3 million Americans who die each year. Moreover, euthanasia can also provide psychological assurance. In around 40 percent of Americans, this is possible because by just knowing that euthanasia or PAS is a possible alternatives if they perceived their death as excruciating. Such benefits holds possible escape for patients from experiencing extensive pain and their families will no longer witness patients dying from
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