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raissaguldam_cassiopeia
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vohne
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EUTHANASIA BE LEGALIZED IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/20/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 36,204 times Debate No: 86
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raissaguldam_cassiopeia

Con

euthanasia or mercy- killing is an act of taking one's life. Legalization of euthanasia can affect the Filipino culture and tradition in a way that it affects the close family ties. Also, legalizing mercy-killing can be againstthe doctor's ethics. Lastly, euthanasia is against the constitution Article 3, Section 1.
vohne

Pro

Firstly, I disagree with your definition of euthanasia. Euthanasia is the putting to death, by painless method, of a terminally-ill or severely debilitated person through the omission (intentionally withholding a life-saving medical procedure, also known as passive euthanasia) or commission of an act (active euthanasia), as defined by the leanlegal dictionary online. I also find your first point confusing; in what way does the legalisation of euthanasia affect the close family ties in Filipinos? I, being a Filipino, can relate, and I fail to see your point. Secondly, define what you mean by "the doctor's ethics"? In a case to case basis, a doctor will not be performing euthanasia if he/she is against it, therefore it is a fallacy to generalise to all doctors. Lastly, euthanasia is against the constitution, that is why the topic is should it be legalised. Saying it is currently not legal is restating the topic, no relevance.

Now for my arguments. Firstly, the financial costs of keeping a person on a life support machine are enormous, not to mention hospital bills and 24-hour medical care. 80% of the Filipinos live in poverty, how many people can afford this? What happens then if the family cannot afford keeping the relative on life support? Do they get arrested?

Secondly, the emotional distress that is caused by seeing your loved one in a vegetative state for an extended period of time while doctors continually tell you that there is no hope for recovery is potentially traumatizing. Some people who consider this as suffering for the vegetable loved one will want euthanasia, but they haven't the option. Legalising this will not force everyone to take this course, but rather only provide an option.

Lastly, the medical facilities and time that is devoted towards the vegetative patient with low chances of recovery could be spent helping someone else in greater need. Already in the Philippines we have a shortage of medical personnel and equipment, this additional burden will only cause more damage.
Debate Round No. 1
raissaguldam_cassiopeia

Con

First of all, thank you for accepting my proposition.

I'm very amazed by your arguments!I humbly surrender..hehe..I'm not capable of answering or arguing or debating with you..:)

congratulations!..
vohne

Pro

haha, well I do believe in my arguments. Hope to see you in future debates. There is a mininum of 100 characters befor eyou can post, so im just filling the spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... See ya
Debate Round No. 2
raissaguldam_cassiopeia

Con

raissaguldam_cassiopeia forfeited this round.
vohne

Pro

I have made my arguments. May the best debater win.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by zainie143 9 years ago
zainie143
vohne was right in his comment..we should base it on the arguments stated in the debate not on the SIDES of the DEBATERS of the proposition.
Posted by francis 9 years ago
francis
i want to sat thati am in favor that euthanasia be legalize . It is absolutely true that only God can tell if a person willdie or not but the question here is that what about the families of these patients who will suffer all the bills once they decided not to use euthanasia ? and how sure are they that their relative will be cured once they support its condition with machines ? I am talking for those patients who are obviously dying.
Posted by zainie143 9 years ago
zainie143
i think your just busy..raissaguldam cassiopeia..and i know that..hehe..but u hev good points! and u never cheated..lol
Posted by vohne 9 years ago
vohne
no you havnt cheated :) just was confused.
happy holidays :)
Posted by raissaguldam_cassiopeia 9 years ago
raissaguldam_cassiopeia
sorry guys..

i think i'm too incompetent in this part..

but thanks for letting me in.,

i promise i'll be practicing to developed my skills in debate,,happy holidays!!..

by the way,,thanks for the support and wait, have i cheated??im dumbfounded...

but..thanks..!!i'll be back in a while..
Posted by vohne 9 years ago
vohne
Can people not vote based on the issue but on the arguments presented. I don't understand why my opponent has 2 votes if he surrendered? he clearly lost the debate and yet people are still voting for him?

This is not in the spirit of good debate, rather it is self-serving and bias is involved.
Posted by vohne 9 years ago
vohne
This is what the admin has told me:

The member you recently reported did not cheat. We just launched our new
debate system and did away with forfeited debates. Now, members may forfeit
only a round, but not the entire debate. This way, every debate goes into
the voting period.

Sorry again and I wish I could retract my last argument.
Posted by vohne 9 years ago
vohne
Oh, I have committed a terrible error on my judgement.

It is the new system of debate.org, they abolished the forfeiting of the entire debate, rather a person forfeits a round only.

Sorry Raissaguldam, poor judgement on my part, my quick reaction is my fault. Sorry.
Posted by vohne 9 years ago
vohne
I encourage you guys to click on raissaguldam's account and report her for cheating. Thank you
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 9 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Before declaring there is "no cost on human life," perhaps it is best to wonder about the consequences of doing so. Keeping someone alive who cannot pay for it (I have no objection to someone spending their own money on continuation of life) necessitates that someone else pay for it. The only way this can be handled in an argument about what the law should be is by theft. Theft from a hospital by forcing a service without payment (i.e. slavery), or theft from the citizenry by extorting property (robbery, and slavery if you attempt to prevent the lessening of production), these are the only reliable options. Will you condemn the healthy to spend their lives as nothing more than the mechanisms of provision for the sick?
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