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Take my grandma for instance: she lived a long thirty years Before she became ill, after this the illnesses kept pilling on and on till the point that she spent twenty years unable to move, in the same house and in constant agonising pain. Twenty years of torture, sure she may spend a brief amount of time with her love. But still she begged and the doctors could not supply.
Many other people experience this and euthanasia will allow them, at their own will to decide whether they die and release themselves from their undying pain!
The main reason as to why we can't though goes further than this. When we see people overcoming hideous amounts of hardships to do something amazing, we celebrate them. By allowing euthanasia we are saying as a world-give up if you like. We should never allow people to give up-it's what keeps us together as people always striving for better.
Although you make a valid point which I respect, we have to face the facts a quote I always remember (really as it is the only phrase in Latin I know) is momento mori - remember you will die and in truth it is true and we have to learn to accept that. However in our age of advanced medical supplies and knowledge we can prolong the inevitable, even for a short amount of time. And the question becomes rather are they living or are they not- dying?
And I believe this question should be left to the victim and not to our governments, judges and legislaters more interested in highway funding.
We are allowing money to be the root of all evil by thinking lets just allow them out of their misery-its our government responsibility to ensure that the end of life is the best of life. Terminal illnesses should mean free holidays abroad paid by the state, those unable to speak should have everything available to them to help them communicate. Yes this won't work with all cases but it sure as heck would stop most people in such predicaments to want to end their lives earlier than their body wants.
Give such people the best not the worst which is what they get currently.
Of course it still stands that they may fight the illness and many will - say a young mother was ill she would fight till her last breath and legalising euthanasia does not stop her from fighting it just lets those who have lost their families and friends and feel every atom weighing down on them pushing them down even though the feelings of their whole body have gone, those who cannot move because of both their illness and heartbreak and those who wish with all their might, not to go to places, not to stay alive another restless day but for the suffering to finally come to an end.
Euthanasia is only there for people who want it and if someone who has the will to fight and support behind them chooses to ignore it, it does not affect any other aspect of the world.
Furthermore why waste energy, a bed, the doctors and staff on someone who wishes themselves dead, rather a person who wants so much another chance at life.
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