Euthanasia Persuasive Research Paper

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Annika Queenie Lao Ms. Jillian Nelson English Composition and Reading 1 December 16, 2015 The Death Wish Life is a wonderful gift from Our Creator. It need not to be forsaken; rather, it needs to be preserved and protected. But like all other things, everything has to face its own end. Death and sufferings are inevitable. Diseases mutate, incurable cases proliferate despite contemporary improvements in the field of science and technology. It does not give the likelihood in sparing an individual’s life or to mitigate their agony. Therefore, a question is most often asked “Which is considered the kinder act, to preserve or to end a suffering life?" Euthanasia has been one of the greatest controversies of all times among medical, biblical, sociological, …show more content…

In 1976, California became the first state to legalize the right for terminally ill patient to withdrawal life-sustaining medical treatment when death is believed to be imminent” (____). Oregon became the first state to passed “Death with Dignity” law in which allows physician-assisted suicide (Cloud, 1). The US Gallup Poll surveys last 2006 showed that more than 60% of Americans supported euthanasia (Carroll). Among which 78% voted to allow a doctor to assist in taking the life of a patient who is suffering from an incurable disease and wants to die …show more content…

Followers are often supported by religious, governmental and non-governmental organizations that promotes sustainability of life or “Pro-life”. Religious bodies argue that euthanasia is against the will of God for it demean the sacredness of life. According to the Bible, Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill”. This is the sixth commandment of the Decalogue dictated by God to His people. When there is suffering, there is joy because it draws an individual to be closer and to have faith in God alone. Ethical view disputes that euthanasia might decrease the autonomy of a person and might be obligated to terminate his life prematurely to end his family’s misery. The medical point of view encompasses the ability of the doctor to provide the best quality of life to the patient, imparting that a good palliative care plan will never let the patient request for euthanasia. Also, legalization of euthanasia might promote the vulgarity of the doctors when given the authority to take someone else’s life; therefore, increasing the incidence of involuntary euthanasia. A research conducted in 2015 by the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice concludes that “euthanasia is dangerous…with errors in diagnosis up to 20% and prognosis up to 50%” (____438). Political arguments ordain the appropriateness of age and condition of an individual before allowing euthanasia. In Belguim and Netherlands, individuals who are

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