Persuasive Essay Why Should Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

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Euthanasia Should Be Legalised
Persuasive Essay
"My life, my death, my choice"
Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from a terminal illness or an irreversible coma. A targeted online survey of more than 1,400 people conducted by the Australia Institute revealed more than 70 per cent believe euthanasia should be legalised. Despite this, multiple attempts to legalise voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide in recent years have failed. So why isn't euthanasia legalised? Euthanasia should be legalised as it improves quality of life, allows the terminally ill to die with dignity and makes economic sense.

To begin with, euthanasia should be legalised in Australia as it improves quality of life. Many people fear death, as a large part of the fear comes from the uncertainty of how we will die, as we fear we will suffer agonizing pain during our death. Author, Terry Pratchett, a campaigner for assisted dying after suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's quotes, "As I have said, I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million
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Euthanasia provides the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people, for the family knowing that person's suffering has ended, and for the person as they have died in a peaceful way and are now free from suffering. Quality of life is very important, and if someone isn't living a life that they feel is quality because they have gone to extraordinary means to try and do so and failed. If they are suffering from a disease that leaves them in pain and there is no going up, Euthanasia seems like the best option. Quality over
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