Euthanasia should be legal
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This means that this is not suicide, this is a medical procedure, that is assisted by a physician who decides weather or not the patient are ill enough for euthanasia.
If a individual decides that they have so much pain that they can"t live with it, and that they would rather die than live with the pain until they die shouldn't they be allowed to do so?
B. C. E so it's outdated, and it doesn't suit our world. That is also why it has been modified many times and, in contrary to popular belief, it is not required by most of the modern medical schools, although some of the schools have adopted modern versions that suit many in the profession in the 21st century. This means that doctors doesn't have to take the Hippocratic Oath, so your argument is invalid. My opponent came with an argument which was that people that are terminally ill should try to enjoy the last portion of their lives instead of deliberately ending it, but the average percentage of terminally ill patients who die in pain is 55%, it over 50%!. This means that even if a patient wants to enjoy the last portion of their life they will still be in in a lot of agony, which means that they won't enjoy the last portion of their life, because they are in so much pain. The total percentage of the public in the US who support euthanasia for the terminally ill/on life support is 86%, so you can see have many who thinks euthanasia should be legal and that's why I think it should be legal.
In this debate my opponent has come with several arguments against euthanasia. The first one was that a doctor took a Hippocratic Oath but this argument is invalid, because doctors don't have to take that oath anymore, and those who do take an oath that has been modified so it fits in to this century. In round 2 my opponent comes with some arguments. He says that if a patient has 50% chance of surviving, then you shouldn't just let the patient die and in some ways I agree with him in that argument. Later he starts saying something about if you cook meat 50% then you still have a chance of getting a parasite, and then something about bills and that you will have a weird life if you just pay 50% of them. I think that argument is weird, and not really an argument.
For the listed reasons, I urge a vote for Pro!
a. The Hippocratic oath says that a doctor must take care of the patient until death an try to prevent said death, not kill the patient
b. it gives them "a relatively painless death" I have researched further and there is no scientific proof of it being painless
c. Even if the patient is in agony there is a 50% chance in recovery, with the percentage of recovery higher if there is an antidote.
d. The death from Euthanasia causes even greater emotional strain on the family because they will wonder if there was anything that could have been done to save their relatives life.
f. It is a form of suicide, which is also illegal.
Thank for reading my case, I hope you vote against Euthanasia!!!!
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