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Should euthanasia be legal?

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Started: 4/13/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Grilled_Cheese

Pro

I am here to learn and i will learn through debating my current position is for.I believe a person should have the right to do what he/her wants with their life just as this http://www.dyingwithdignity.ca... article why is it illegal when it is a persons choice.Some patients go to a different country to perform the procedure but it is expensive.Some patients go through large amounts of pain instead of death being a bad thing it is peace.Tell me what you think i will try to remain open minded
e.michelle

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Euthanasia is irreversible, if there happens to be a cure; or an unexpected recovery, the next day it would be too late.
Even in countries where Euthanasia is legal, it is for the terminally ill only! Furthermore, in 1991 a Dutch report into Euthanasia founded that 86% of cases shortened life by a maximum of a week.
A paralyzed woman rose and walked after lying next to the corpse of Saint Diego d’Alcalá in 1555. A three-year-old boy came back to life after a mother’s plea in 1678. A young woman was cured of meningitis in 1928. Jordan Taylor defied the odds when his skull was detached from his spine in a car accident. This is what doctors call an "orthopedic decapitation" . Incredibly, they were able to re-attach Jordan's head to his neck using titanium, and he's now impossibly alive, agile and back at school.
Medical miracles happen every day and as do technological advancements; so to allow euthanasia could be wrongfully shortening what could have been a long and full life.
Debate Round No. 1
Grilled_Cheese

Pro

wow you make strong points and evidence but do you have any during this time.When reading on this i never realized it shortens life and they come back to life.I haven't seen any situations of children coming to life i have to read more
e.michelle

Con

My point was that you cannot come back to life so if doctors find a cure or come closer to helping you; after you have decided euthanasia is right for you, it would be too late.
Not only this but legalizing euthanasia could potentially change society's view of medical care givers. It may change from them being care givers to killers; and people may chose to believe they are playing god.
Researchers may not be as motivated to find cures for diseases if people are choosing to take there own life, and as medical ethics declines there will be a progressive loss of respect for all human life.
Debate Round No. 2
Grilled_Cheese

Pro

i agree with almost everything you said but i cant see doctors being seen as murderers the patients in the article site see death as peace instead of being something to run away from.I also don't believe the dead patients would even want to revive.To welcome death means the patient is suffering from extreme pain and are desperate.Honestly if i expericend shingles i would welcome death instead of committing suicide we can use euthanasia.Some cultures dont even see death as a negative thing there is one culture which i cant tell you off of the top of my head but i remember them having a party and as odd as it sounds they celebrate it.
e.michelle

Con

One gypsy tribe from Rajasthan (INDIA) actually rejoice and revel in deaths in their family counting them as one of the happiest events in their lives. But I don't think many others would share the same positive outlook on death and individuals considering euthanasia are often leaving behind a family.
Family stability may be deceased as well as leaving behind a lack of hope. Euthanasia could divide a family on life and death decisions; which may undermine the usual control over medical treatment decisions. Many people find it difficult to return to normality after a major loss in their lives- hence suicide may also increase.
Euthanasia may provide the opportunity for family members with ulterior motives to acquire financial gain. People would only consider euthanasia at their most vulnerable time and if someone is pushing them into it or if they feel neglected; they may be less rational when deciding. Therefore the so called "right to die" becomes a duty to die because of subtle or direct pressure.
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