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Euthanasia

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Started: 11/4/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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farnummsc2014

Pro

Euthanasia is the act of putting someone suffering out of their misery. It would be inhumane and unfair to make them endure the unbearable pain. If a person asks to be taken off of life support, it should be granted. It is better to end your suffering immediately then to be on life support and being in pain for however long it will take to pass away. Individuals suffering from incurable diseases or in conditions where effective treatment won't affect their life, should be given the liberty to choose when they should pass. Mercy killing IS accepted by the law, so it is legal. It is simply an is an "aid-in-dying."
tillinghastmsc2014

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Euthanasia is the act of putting to death, and murder is the killing of another human being. Therefore, euthanasia is murder. Suppose a teen was very passionate about wanting to end their life because (s)he was suffering depression. In the case of euthanasia, the guardian would do "whatever puts the patient out of their misery". If one didn't care about someone, of course they would allow them do die. It is the same as allowing a teen to "end her/his misery". Euthanasia is also ILLEGAL.(excluding The history of the law's treatment of assisted suicide in this country has been and continues to be one of the rejection of nearly all efforts to permit it. That being the case, our decisions lead us to conclude that the asserted 'right' to assistance in committing suicide is not a fundamental liberty interest protected by the Due Process. Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Vermont; however, that is different than euthanasia.
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by kanemsc14 3 years ago
kanemsc14
Hello friends. I agree that euthanasia is extremely inhumane, and am completely against it. There is such a thing as separation of church and state, which guarantees that church and government matters will be kept separate, and not intervene on one anothers. Why is this different regarding death? Should the government be able to take away a life? No, it is not their part. I agree with The Contender in the way that if this was a matter of wanting suicide, the government would not just be like "Why yes, here is a safe, humane way to deal with your troubles." That would cause a humongous uproar. I also do not agree with it because communication may be misconstrued, and death is a serious issue which should not occur based on one word against another. Death should be natural, and I am against all forms of death provided by the government
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Vote Placed by kbub 3 years ago
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