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LuciaR
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Luxray2854
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Euthanasia is never the option.

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Started: 10/24/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LuciaR

Pro

Euthanasia should never be considered. This option is disrespectful, inhumane, and self-centered.
Luxray2854

Con

First, let's define euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as "the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy". (http://www.merriam-webster.com...)
Let's flat out say this. If someone is in huge pain and will die anyway, then why not just cut the pain short and allow them to have a choice over whether they continue life in pain or go in peace? A man should have a choice over his life, and euthanasia enables them to do just that. You're literally doing nothing besides making it so they die later, and suffer more. We have the right to live so we should have the right to die.
Debate Round No. 1
LuciaR

Pro

Hey,
So first I would like to address the definition of euthanasia that you have presented. It states, "hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals)." This definition clearly puts humans and animals on the same level. It is saying that humans should be treated in the same way that domestic animals are. One can not merely put a human "to sleep" as one would do a dog. This is scary to think about. If we were on the same level as animals concerning the issue of euthanasia, than we could in any medical situation.

Second, there are several objectives good to suffering that I would like to present
1: Enlightenment~ one realizes how precious life is
2: Detachment~detaches us from the things in this life that are not necessary
3: Reparation~to fix our lives (suffering that one might endure as a penance or such)
4:Character building~how one responds to suffering can help build character
5: Humility
6:Compassion
7:Drawing out love in others who help the person suffering
Thus, one should not end his life in order to avoid or end suffering.

Third, we did not begin our life and so we have no right to take it away. There is a difference between rights and freedoms. A right is something that we are entitled to, while a freedom is something that we are capable of doing. We are able to kill ourselves, but that does not mean that we should.
Luxray2854

Con

Luxray2854 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
LuciaR

Pro

LuciaR forfeited this round.
Luxray2854

Con

Luxray2854 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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