Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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If a patient is in excruciating pain leading towards an inevitable death is it really a crime to fulfill their wishes and terminate their pain? Numerous suffering patients are watched by their friends and family who are longing to alleviate their loved one’s pain. Currently euthanasia is illegal in over half of the United States making the option of abolishing the patient’s pain impossible. Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is a medical practice that gives a patient the option to end their life in a relatively painless and humane way out of empathy for the patient’s friends and family. Due to a terminally ill patients suffering and almost inevitable chance of living, euthanasia should be made legal in all states and countries. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word euthanatos which means “easy, painless death”. The act of euthanasia is intentionally choosing to die instead of suffering if the patient is terminally ill (“BBC“ 1). In other words, euthanasia is taking a bite out of the poisonous apple from Snow White knowing its consequence is death. Euthanasia was originally practiced in Ancient Greek and Roman society, using anesthetics and morphine as the killing agents (Cockeram 9). Currently, very few countries and states allow the legal practicing of euthanasia. As of 2017, the only countries where human euthanasia and assisted suicide is legal includes Belgium, the Netherlands, Columbia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and Luxembourg. As of now

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