Pros And Cons Of Legalizing Euthanasia

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Should a patient with an incurable disease make the decision of ending their live with the assistance of a doctor? Euthanasia is mercy killing of a patient with an untreatable disease with the assistance of a physician. It started in 5 B.C in Ancient Greece and Rome. There are two methods of euthanasia, active and passive. Passive is when a patient dies because the physician did not give them their medication, which is basically letting the patient die. Active is when the patient dies because the medical professional does something to bring about the patient’s death. Euthanasia is simply death with dignity. Legalizing euthanasia will lead to suicide contagion.
Physicians Assisted Suicide only occurs by the knowledge of the patient. Euthanasia
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The individuals who argue that euthanasia should be legalized believe that it is an end to suffering. That if you see a patient is in pain and is unable to endure it, they should have the right to end it. It is the easiest and most painless way to end a person’s life. They also believe that is it death with dignity, patients who are severely ill are unable to do simple things such as using the restrooms or bathing themselves. And it is not easy for many people to ask anyone, even a relative, to help them out with such things. In addition, finances are a big issue for the families or whoever is paying their hospital expenses. It’s a financial benefit for the families of the patients because it saves them money. It also frees up equipment for other patients who have a bigger chance of living longer than a patient who has no chance of recovery. Finally, the freedom to choose, they believe that patients have the right to choose what happens to their bodies. That patients should not be at the mercy of anyone, especially when they are diagnosed with an incurable disease that is in control of their life. Forcing someone to live longer than they desire, violates their freedom and human

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