Euthanasia Distorts The Meaning Of Mercy

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Keeping euthanasia outlawed regulates religion, aids morality, and supports physicians’ ethics. Euthanasia is killing a patient painlessly for medical reasons, even sometimes given without a request from the patient, such as being in a coma. Euthanasia goes against peoples’ one right to life. Some think it is ok because it supposedly helps the patient, but is it realistically helping? There should be so many other options for patients to choose from, instead of thinking death is respectable choice. Some people may not even have the emotional stats to argue against someone else 's decision. Yes, it could be the right thing to do to say something but, are people really doing anything about it? People need to be more aware on what is going on,…show more content…
In this article “Euthanasia Distorts the Meaning of Mercy”, it is mentioned That “The fact that the state of Oregon will not properly fund out personal-attendant services yet will pay for us to die: amounts to nothing less than cultural genocide” (chun 4). Chun also ironically states that “Oregon’s vote for doctor-assisted suicide was a deadly mistake.” (Chun 7). Euthanasia is being used as a quick fix to someone else 's suffering. Bill Muehlenberg states “crucial difference between taking a life intentionally and allowing a death naturally. The fact is homicide and the second is natural death” (Muehlenberg 2). People say the will to life is highly changeable, though this is true instead of thinking of letting others die people should be doing our best to be supporting others having a chance to…show more content…
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