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Should euthanasia be legalized internationally?

Asked by: LT4963
  • Euthanasia Should be Legalized in US

    The argument for euthanasia is personal. For anyone who has watched the end of days, it seems the only humane path. The waiting and watching is cruel and unusual.
    My sister-in-law had terminal cancer. She was told she had 2-10 days to live due to kidney failure. After the second day in the palliative care unit, she said she was done, and was "ready to go". She fell asleep and then woke up a few hours later. She was hysterical crying. She wanted to know why she was still "here". She wanted to know what she was "doing wrong". After 3 more days, she became agitated, angry and desperate to die every time she woke up.
    She was not in pain, she just wanted it to be over. She said "I want to fly away". She asked me to help her. She asked me to kill her. Instead, she had to be sedated for the last 10 days of her life. Her daughter couldn't go to the hospital anymore. Her husband sat by her side daily in the hospital for 15 days. Why couldn't we help her? Why can't that just be a choice?

  • Euthanasia should inarguably be legal, as

    Doctors are allowed to euthanize pets, with permission of the pet's owner, how is euthanasia to humans any different? Sure, in human euthanasia, both the patient and the doctor must agree, instead of the owner and the veterinarian, but that just makes it less corruptible, and infinitely less evil. In fact, I don't see how physician assisted suicide could be corrupted as the patient must be in a right state of mind.

  • There are many reasons why Euthanasia should be legal, including, but not limited to,

    Doctors are allowed to euthanize pets, with permission of the pet's owner, how is euthanasia to humans any different? Sure, in human euthanasia, both the patient and the doctor must agree, instead of the owner and the veterinarian, but that just makes it less corruptible, and infinitely less evil. In fact, I don't see how physician assisted suicide could be corrupted as the patient must be in a right state of mind.

  • There are many reasons why Euthanasia should be legal, including, but not limited to,

    Doctors are allowed to euthanize pets, with permission of the pet's owner, how is euthanasia to humans any different? Sure, in human euthanasia, both the patient and the doctor must agree, instead of the owner and the veterinarian, but that just makes it less corruptible, and infinitely less evil. In fact, I don't see how physician assisted suicide could be corrupted as the patient must be in a right state of mind.

  • People have a right to decide

    People should have the right to decide if they want their life to end or not, especially if they are suffering. Why suffer when there is an easy, painless (if done correctly) way out, and they want it? The same applies to suicide. If someone wants to take their own life, why stop them?

  • It is someones decision weather to live suffering or die

    Someone should not be forced to keep on living if they know that sooner or later their disease will kill them and they all live suffering, besides imagine as a familiar knowing that someone you love is in a deep suffer and would rather be dead than keep in living that way.

  • Yes euthanasia should be legalized internationally

    Victims of uncurable diseases that are bound to die in the next couple of months should be able to end their life how they chose. People would like to die while saying their last goodbyes next to ones they love. An unpredicted death can be ruthless becuase you wouldn't be able too say what you want. Another reason why euthanasia should be legal is because vital organs could be saved for other patients in need of implants. Why pay end your life cruel when you can die healthy and at the same time help someone else that canstill survive. Lastly, a reason to legalize euthanasia wouldn't is to save another persons finances. In order to keep somebody alive you would need to spend tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars if they were terminally sick. People would have to risk everything just to keep one helpless person alive. Others with an opposing view point would say that euthanasia is a vialation of many religions or that miracle recoveries can occur. However, for the people that are ready to make a decision in their lives to euthanize themselves this option should indeed be present.

  • Euthanasia should be legalized.

    I understand that many religions prohibit physician assisted suicide and it violates doctors' Hippocratic oath but if a patient is not going to get better and are in a lot of pain they should have the right to die, when they want. Also their family can see them before and after they die so they can have the right to say goodbye to their loved ones.

  • Euthanasia should be legalized internationally.

    In my opinion Euthanasia should be legalized internationally, In life watching loved ones suffer is always a horrible thing, having a way to help them stop the pain and not using it is pretty narcissistic, most people can agree on. If the person doesn't feel the need to suffer anymore and they come to that as their conclusion then I believe it is their right but paying thousands of dollars to keep someone alive that only has a certain amount of days to live. I understand that it is against some religion, however it is something we should have the option to do but with all relevant reasons.

  • I think euthanasia should be allowed!

    I am 13 and I have a very strong opinion on this subject. I don't think it is right for people to suffer in a tiny hospital bed attached to hundreds of wires when they could have a happy ending to their life in the way they want. If it is what they want why should they not be allowed it!

  • No, it should not be legalized internationally.

    Many view the subject and validity of life differently, and to legalize the ability for doctors to kill patients would give them too much power. Doctors already have the power of saving and giving life but should not be allowed to take it away. It would violate the Hippocratic oath that health care professionals take to do no harm.

  • No, euthanasia should not be legalized internationally.

    No, I do not believe that euthanasia should be legalized internationally and that it is barbaric to allow people to just die. I believe that doctors and other scientific professionals should do whatever they can to help those who are suffering medically, and that euthanasia should not be an option as too many people may turn to it.

  • It's killing humans

    It Bad. It Kill People. I Like People. No Kill People. People Die Is Sad. I No Like Being Sad. So No Kill People. People Are People. I Die. You Die. Old Age. Stop. Life Is Good. No Waste Life. No More Sad People. No More Killing Humans.
    Euthanasia Bad.

  • No, every moment matters.

    One of the only things in life guaranteed to us is that one day we will die. Death comes on its own terms and there's never a good time or way to die. Instead of cutting life short in fear of what is coming we need to face it straight on and remember that every moment matter.

  • No, every moment matters.

    One of the only things in life guaranteed to us is that one day we will die. Death comes on its own terms and there's never a good time or way to die. Instead of cutting life short in fear of what is coming we need to face it straight on and remember that every moment matter.

  • Euthanasia is Wrong

    A few countries have legalized euthanasia, with some terrible results. These laws have been expanded to include people who no longer want to be alive. In the US, the consideration has been euthanizing terminally ill people. The recent case in Belgium, though, with the trans-gender person who committed suicide because of unhappiness with life, typifies the dangers of allowing euthanasia.

  • Euthanasia should not be legalized.

    There is a fine line between euthanasia and suicide/murder no matter what others call it. Also, doctors would have too much power. Unfortunately, euthanasia is very cost-effective, and to save money, some patients may suffer from involuntary euthanasia. When doctors perform euthanasia on a patient whether they are aware of this or not, the doctor is in other words murdering the patient.

  • What are the limits?

    People say that if suicide is legal, then a physically unable person has the right to die with assisted help, otherwise it would be breaching their human rights. There is the argument that most people haven't and will not go through the pain a person who wants death, so if this is true, they are contradicting themselves by saying that there will be boundaries to who is allowed euthanasia, unless they are saying there will be no boundaries to it. We don't know what is best for everybody, and the people who really want to have assisted suicide already find a means to do so, for example, in the UK from 2008-2011, at least 40 cases of euthanasia went through courts, but no people were prosecuted. If euthanasia were to be legalized, there would be an explosion of deaths as there "is no greater pain, than the pain in the moment". People may start to want to suicide with the method of euthanasia as it promises a painless death. Charities have been set up to help stop suicide, and suicide is seen as a sad thing because no one should feel the need to die, so then why are people supporting the idea of euthanasia?

    Moreover, with the legalization of euthanasia comes an embankment of a "slippery slope". Soon, the older generations will start opting with euthanasia, because they don't want to have to take tablets every day, or have the effects of old age take place upon them. With the idea of dying with dignity, the whole point of medical advances was to prolong and hopefully make better the lives of those who are suffering or with ailments. What is the need of all this medical advancement, if a different option is to die? There would never have been the need for doctors to be able to bring back people who are nearly dying to live, even if in a state which is worse than what they are used to, if patients could just die in dignity?

  • The right of life is unbreakable.

    Mostly, the victims that ask for it are in a lot of pain. It is like if you fall and a rock falls on your arm or leg, the pain is unthinkable and indescribable, so you ask a doctor or someone to cut it. Almost 99% of the people regret making the fast and easy choice and not trying to fight for it.

  • No, not at that level

    Euthanasia should not be legalized on an international scale. It should be up to smaller regions to decide for themselves whether to legalize it or not. Even in the United States, it varies from state to state. So, it would not make sense to simply make it an international law and try to enforce it.


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