Argumentative Essay: Voluntary Euthanasia

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“Unplug the machines!” and Patrick Matheny has died. He was a 43 years old man, who had a chronic disease which is terminal cancer, and because the only person who takes care of him “his brother in law” was tired, and could not look after him anymore, he decided to unplug the machines and end the life of Patrick. (Wisconsin Right to Life, 1999). This story is an example of one way to deal with chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. Such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. By far they are the leading causes of mortality in the world. (World Health Organization, 2011). At the last period, chronic diseases have spread widely all…show more content…
(Pavone, n.d.). There are two main classifications of euthanasia, which are: voluntary euthanasia, and involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is the euthanasia made by the choice of the patient, while the involuntary euthanasia is the euthanasia made by another person and not the patient, because in this situation the patient is incapable to do so himself. There are two main procedures…show more content…
Ending a medication that is keeping a patient alive or not performing a life-saving procedure carries out passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia involves the control of a noxious drug or otherwise actively ending the life. (MNT, 2010). Although euthanasia is known widely, still it is a debatable topic. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the issue of euthanasia and whether or not it should be legal. The controversy surrounding euthanasia involves many aspects of religion, medical and social sciences. In some nations like Australia, euthanasia is considered illegal, while in others such as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg it is not. Arguments regarding the euthanasia debate often depend on the method used to take the life of the patient. Many arguments also swivel on religious believes. In Islam, Muslims are against euthanasia. They believe that all human life is sacramental because Allah gives it, and that Allah chooses how long each person will live. Human beings should not interfere in this. Allah says in the holy Quran: “Don’t take life which Allah made sacred, other than the course of justice.” And “When their time comes they cannot

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