Ethical Arguments Against Euthanasia

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Imagine living in a world were murder is legal. Imagine living in that world were the governments support someone when he kills another individual. What a scary life it would be, right? Euthanasia brings us one step closer to that dark world. A topic that have been discussed frequently, it is a controversial problem. Not only because there are many ethical issues linked with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. According to the free online dictionary euthanasia is defined as the "suicide accomplished with the aid of another person, especially a physician. Also any suicide in which a second party participates in the act." The origin of this word is from the Greek, where ‘eu’ means good and ‘thanatosis’ means death and it means the good death (Assisted Suicide, n.d, para 4).…show more content…
For example voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, active euthanasia, passive euthanasia and the most common one is the physician-assisted suicide (Facts about Euthanasia, n.d). Euthanasia in most countries is illegal by law. And it is a topic that has been disputed more ever since medical technology. The advocates say that euthanasia is a merciful way to say goodbye to your beloved ones. This is why euthanasia in specific physician-assisted suicide is causing a worldwide argument. Advocates want to legalize it for people with incurable diseases because of the suffering, lack of patience and financial problem they and their families face during the treatment. On the other hand opponents say it is just a fancy word for murder. That is why euthanasia must not be legalized because it is against basic religious beliefs, basic tenets of medicine and ethically it is still considered as a

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