Euthanasia Should Be Legal In America
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My opponent's sole valid point is basically this: that those who want a way out from their pain should have it by killing them, which is a merciful thing to do. However, I also agree that patients should have the right to die in this circumstance, with assisted suicide. This would achieve the same upsides, without the downsides of the doctor outright killing the patient.
With the doctor killing the patient, doctors are given power that may be abused. For example, when it would benefit the doctor, the doctor could fake consent, among other things.
Assisted suicide achieves the same upsides, without the ethical downsides of euthanasia.
Doctors should not kill their patients, and my arguments supporting that were dropped. Pro gives no reason as to why Euthanasia should be legalized that is unique to his plan over my counter plan (assisted suicide), and I have shown that his plan presents disadvantages that mine does not have. Therefore, you must negate. Vote Con.
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Vote Placed by Mysery 8 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con pointed out the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide, emphasizing problems with euthanasia. Pro did not present reason as to why euthanasia should be legal in light of assisted suicide as an option.
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