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Legalize euthanasia

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Started: 3/31/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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atthefinishingline

Pro

P1. Legislation for the legalization of euthanasia should be passed because an individual should have the right to chose whether they live, die or suffer.
P2. Of course the next step in approving this piece of legislation would involve the appropriate analysis as to whom shall be the facilitator in these assisted suicide missions.
P3. Apparently, if the person(s) in question are in their healthy state of mind, and is capable of articulating their desire to participate why not fulfill that wish.
P4. This would lift a burden of shame from the sufferer who is no longer capable of utilizing the restroom on their own and is confined to a bed wearing an adult pamper and having to sit in ones human feasies until a nurse comes around to change them.
P5. This method could allow someone to maintain their dignity that they held so dearly while able to do so prior to becoming terminally ill.
P6. Also what if the person is blind can you imagine holding onto life with mere sound and not being able to see anything. That must be a miserable state of existence on a daily basis.
C. In short, legalizing euthanasia should be implemented into legislation to relieve both a financial and social burden.

Citation: JD Boudreau, and MA Somerville, " Euthanasia is not medical treatment." British Medical Bulletin 106, no 1.: 45-66. Science Citation Index, EBSCOhost (accessed March 19, 2014).
Madhatterdebater

Con

P1: Euthanasia should not be passed due to the implications it may have on society, in that a person"s life is strictly their choice and under that theory, their loss would not affect anyone, which is clearly not plausible.

P2: As it should not occur at all, none would be needed for such a task. It would be even worse if doctors, who are sworn to heal, end up killing, like Dr. Kevorkian.

P3: A healthy state of mind is an assumption that clearly is not present amongst many candidates for euthanasia. If it were so, then they could have been talked out of it.

P4: Shame is certainly a subjective claim amongst those whom are candidates of euthanasia. Clearly, if they have a supporting family, they would not have to worry about such a concept.

P5: Like the previous statement, dignity is also a subjective claim, and if they have a supporting family, they would not have to worry about such a concept.

P6: As it may be quite difficult to imagine a being blind in life, clearly there have been many successful people who are blind, like Leonhard Euler. It would be sad, but there certainly is a plan for them.

P7: Legalizing euthanasia would place doctors at odds with their job. The Hippocratic Oath dictates that they save a life, regardless of money, not take one.

C: Legalizing euthanasia would not be a good practice due to the stated hypotheses above.

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Debate Round No. 1
atthefinishingline

Pro

P1. Legislation for the legalization of euthanasia should be passed because an individual should have the right to chose whether they live, die or suffer.
P2. Of course the next step in approving this piece of legislation would involve the appropriate analysis as to whom shall be the facilitator in these assisted suicide missions.
P3. Apparently, if the person(s) in question are in their healthy state of mind, and is capable of articulating their desire to participate why not fulfill that wish.
P4. This would lift a burden of shame from the sufferer who is no longer capable of utilizing the restroom on their own and is confined to a bed wearing an adult pamper and having to sit in ones human feasies until a nurse comes around to change them.
P5. This method could allow someone to maintain their dignity that they held so dearly while able to do so prior to becoming terminally ill.
P6. Also what if the person is blind can you imagine holding onto life with mere sound and not being able to see anything. That must be a miserable state of existence on a daily basis.
C. In short, legalizing euthanasia should be implemented into legislation to relieve both a financial and social burden.

Citation: JD Boudreau, and MA Somerville, " Euthanasia is not medical treatment." British Medical Bulletin 106, no 1.: 45-66. Science Citation Index, EBSCOhost (accessed March 19, 2014).
Madhatterdebater

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