Death is inevitable. We all know that we will die someday. In situation where we know that we won’t live long, should we hasten our death? Shouldn’t everyone have the right to live their life to the fullest? And yet, there are countries like Belgium and Netherlands who accept this issue. Is this right? Is this ethical? Or are we persuading others to disobey what God had told us about valuing life? In order for us, to truly be called Christians who value and protect life, we should not accept Euthanasia in our country.
Euthanasia does not give a terminally ill individual a way to die peacefully. Doctors don’t consider the fact that a terminally ill patient has the chance to recover. A doctor named Mark Atienza once said that Euthanasia rejects …show more content…
An article focused on Euthanasia (Perez, 2008) states that as believers of God, we should not accept Euthanasia because it is immoral and unethical. It is not right to accept Euthanasia since we are Christians and according to what God said, we should promote life. According to the leader of the Church, Euthanasia should be prevented at all cost. Even though Euthanasia has advantages, we should think first that who gave us the life we had? An article that focuses on Right to Life (Bautista, 2012) states that we do not own our life, it is God’s gift for us. And yet, we will accept Euthanasia knowing that God gave us life. Death is God’s plan. We shouldn’t interfere it rather to trust in Him. All the pain and suffering we feel simply means that we’re ready to be with Him once we endure all of it. Are you really that kind of person who doesn’t care about what will happen after death? If not, then reject …show more content…
One main argument is that Euthanasia can lead to other issues to be accepted. When you think of it, Euthanasia is not the only issue we must be giving attention of, they’re still others issues like Death Penalty, Divorce, etc. Think about it, when we accept Euthanasia, then these issues will be accepted also because an argument will rise that will question the people that if Euthanasia has been accepted then why not Death penalty? Then this question will lead to the acceptance of the other Issues. Also, the public conscience of the people will change. There is a great chance that people will overlook this issue and instead we’ll treat it like any other issue that has no effect at them. At first, they may not feel it but we don’t know that it has a large effect in the world. An article about Legalizing Euthanasia (Rox, 2010) states that Euthanasia is small at first but when the people knew what it would bring, it will be disastrous. It only tells us that Euthanasia is becoming worse by time passes by and for us to be able to stop it, we should reject the acceptance of Euthanasia in the
Others may also choose euthanasia too soon, weakening the body’s chance to fight an illness. A person may also choose euthanasia for selfless reasons (e.g. they see their spouse suffering from hospital visits or going into debt). J. Gay Williams third argument, the argument from practical effects, is what I find most convincing. He speaks about euthanasia going against doctors and nurses very commitment which may therefore lead to an “overall decline in medical healthcare” (Rachels, RTD, 357). It is also may cause a ripple effect in regards to killing (Rachels, RTD,
Euthanasia Opposing Viewpoints)This supports the argument because the right to die at your own will should be a basic human right and a desion that someone else should not be a able to make for you But The laws against euthanasia are not in place to make people suffer. '' Laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are in place to prevent abuse and to protect people from unscrupulous doctors and others.
More often than not, we make the right choice when it comes to putting our sickly animals down. No one –or thing- deserves to suffer. This is why we need to legalize Euthanasia (Physician-Assisted Suicide). Many people will argue that allowing Assisted Suicide is an act of playing God, and that we should allow him to take who he wants, when he wants, but this is simply not true.
(“When Death Is Sought: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context”, 1994) Essentially, we may have the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness but we do not have a right to pursue death written in the constitution nor the declaration of independence. The constitution also does not have a right written that states people can control their time of death and
These matters should belong to god and family, not the government. (Crist, 2006) Legalizing euthanasia undermines the quality of palliative care. For example, the Netherlands has little access to palliative care because they have easy access to euthanasia. (Smith, 1997)
Euthanasia: When it come to the topic of euthanasia, most of us will readily agree that it is a debatable topic. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether euthanasia should be given to end suffering. Weather some are convinced that there is better ways to go about pain such as hospice to provide them with more comfort, others maintain the idea that euthanasia should be given because people are free to choose how they want to die to end their suffering. My view is that euthanasia should not be legal because euthanasia is still a form of murder and ill people who are depressed tend to be capricious.
There are real case incidents in which a 14 year old girl suffering from terminal cystic fibrosis is asking her country’s president for permission to end her life. She had self shot a video in which she says “I am tired of living this disease and she can authorize an injection through which I can sleep forever”. The girl's video has sparked a broader conversation about whether euthanasia should be legalized in the largely Catholic nation. According to me we should let euthanasia be legal as there is no significance in keeping them alive against their wish as we don’t know how much they are suffering. Another incident is where the woman moved to Oregon where euthanasia is legal to take advantage of Oregon’s death with Dignity Law.
Everyone’s view of euthanasia is different. Some think it is best for what the patients want and give them that, others have their religious values to speak out against assisted death. Religions like Christianity and Catholics believe that assisted suicide violates the sanctity of life. The Mormon communities believe “Euthanasia is condemned. Anyone who takes part in euthanasia, including assisted suicide, is regarded as having violated the commandments of God” (Religion and Spirituality 1).
The Right to Die has been taking effect in many states and is rapidly spreading around the world. Patients who have life threatening conditions usually choose to die quickly with the help of their physicians. Many people question this right because of its inhumane authority. Euthanasia or assisted suicide are done by physicians to end the lives of their patients only in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana, New Mexico and soon California that have the Right to Die so that patients don’t have to live with depression, cancer and immobility would rather die quick in peace.
People should also not have the right to determine when they die, only God should. He alone determines when our lives start and end and we shouldn’t mess with that. These people should be able to live their lives to the absolute fullest just as God intended. A life is extremely valuable and we should try to live it as best as possible. So instead of going through euthanasia, you should fight and see what the Lord has in store for you.
There are now more options to people who are suffering other than assisted suicide. The benefits of legalizing euthanasia is saving money and helping people with their suffering.
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.
Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is the act of permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured patients. This is never suggested by the caretaker rather than requested by the patient or their family. Few areas such as the Netherlands have already legalized this practice. This debate, as split as a fork in the road, is over whether or not this approach should be legalized worldwide on stances regarding religion, ethics, and self choice. I see this as being extremely unethical on both religious and social morality levels.
Plato wrote “Mentally and physically ill persons should be left to death, they do not have the right to live”(A General History of Euthanasia, (n.d.) p.1 ) Sir Thomas More was the first prominent Christian to mention euthanasia in his book Utopia. Then, in the 18th century, Prussia passed a law that reduced the punishment of a person who killed a patient with an incurable disease. In the 20th century, euthanasia became a heated topic among numerous individuals, who
The first reason for getting euthanasia is the human right. Everyone have right to control their body and mind. Moreover, the human was born with their born right such as a freedom in thought, belief, religion, including life. According to Equality and Human Rights Commission debates on article (2016) that putting an action in thought, belief, and religion is allowed for human right.