Nicholas Tonti-Flippini's Mercy Death Risks Are Far Too Great

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The word euthanasia originated from the Greeks early 17th century Eu meaning (good) and Thanatosis meaning (death) the word means "Good Death, or a "Gentle and Easy Death”. Many interesting topics are brought upon worldwide, but one of the most controversial topics is the legalization of euthanasia. The definition of euthanasia nowadays is the act of painlessly ending a person’s life from a painful and incurable disease. Many terminally ill patients who unfortunately do not have the privilege to recover from their deadly disease wish to practice euthanasia or physician assisted suicide to alleviate their suffering but, in some countries the law prohibits doctors from doing so leaving them with no choice but to continue living a painful life.…show more content…
He argues in his article “Mercy Death Risks Are Far Too Great” that as a patient who is suffering from a disease he feels like euthanasia advocates are telling them that they are lacking dignity and have such a poor quality of life that their life is not worth living. Flippini also argues that he felt objected when he received a letter from his health insurer telling him how much it costs them to maintain his health care. He dreaded receiving that letter because it would only make him feel bad as a person. He says that patients can feel like a burden to their family members if euthanasia was an option. Flippini states that instead of wasting time and effort trying to legalize euthanasia and making ill patients feel like a burden, and that their lives are not worth anything. They should instead provide better palliative care services aimed at managing symptoms and making the ill comfortable especially as they approach death that way that could help the ill live more fully with the dying…show more content…
According to the article “Religious Groups’ Views on End-of-Life Issues.” The Roman Catholic Church strongly opposes physician assisted suicide and euthanasia. The church believes that life should not be ended that way because it is a gift from god. It is not our decision to decide when we end our lives, it’s a decision of our “creator”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) also opposes physician assisted suicide and euthanasia they believe that taking one’s life violates gods commandments and his plans for each person. However, they do believe that when a person is dying it is acceptable to forgo extraordinary therapies, treatments if it is okay with the family members. They should not feel obligated to extend their life by means that are unreasonable to them. The Buddhist religion also oppose to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia they are taught to have a great respect for life. However, they believe that life does not have to be preserved at all times especially if a person is dying. Meaning that if a terminally ill person wants to refuse treatment at any time they could do so. A lot of other religions do not accept physician assisted suicide or euthanasia they believe that it is truly wrong. A religion that actually supports it is the United Church of Christ they believe that terminally ill patients should
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