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Would you feel like living on?
Just imagine too if euthanasia was the norm for once people got old and sick. That would completely change the ideas of society because we would constantly be discarding people that aren't perfect. Furthermore, sick patients could be pressured into killing themselves by family members when they don't really want to.
Allowing doctors to euthanize people not only confuses the role of them being healers with them being killers, but also is them trying to play god. It also counters the Hippocratic oath the doctors take.
There's a huge difference between a patient dying in surgery due to a mistake and the doctor intentionally ending a life so your argument about how the doctor being a killer due to a mistake being the same thing as actively killing someone is invalid.
To answer your question about moving on, no, I wouldn't want to "move on". I personally don't believe in the after life and I wouldn't my life to end. Even if someone did want their life to end murder is still murder, doesn't matter the reason.
I should touch on the religious argument to that in case you do actually believe in a god, there is no way god would want people to end the life he created for them. Many Christians believe that their body is a gift from god so destroying it is disrespectful to god.
Besides isn"t it the right of the individual " and not the government " to choose when and how they die? The government already accepts out right to slowly kill ourselves by smoking and drinking. This is because the state understands that we have the right to control our own lives and how we live them. My point is, why shouldn"t people be able to choose when they die too? It is just the next step of freedom. To choose when and it what manner we die. Of course not any random person would be able to walk in and ask to be killed, there should be various psychological tests to determine that they are in a fit state of metal health and the family"s opinion will also be included to an extent. We live our lives as we please so why not be allowed to choose to die when we please?
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