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  • It's legal under some circumstances, but called something else.

    If this question is meant to be "should euthanasia be legal", then I would say absoluteness yes. With regards to the question stated, chances are that unless you live somewhere like Switzerland (which is awesome), "Euthanasia" isn't legal. However, doctors are legally allowed to essentially euthanise some patients, although this process is not dubbed "Euthanasia". For patients on life support or requiring constant medical attention to survive, doctors are allowed, with the family's permission (here in Australia anyway), to refuse the person aid, withdraw all medication and deny them sustenance. The person then starves or dehydrates to death, or is killed by whatever the medication is holding back. This generally takes several days. How this is allowed, but not Euthanasia, I do not know. So, while "Euthanasia" is generally still illegal, doctors do under certain circumstances have the right to "refuse a patient aid" (which kills them slowly and painfully).

  • It should be legal

    Euthanasia is defined as the act of intentionally ending a person’s life so as to help relieve suffering or pain. If for example a doctor was to give a patient suffering from a terminal condition such as cancer an overdose of drugs that would end the patient’s life, this would be considered as euthanasia.

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  • This is legalized murder

    If this continues on the rate it’s going, we are on our way to legalized murder. In Washington 2014, there were 170 deaths from doctor assisted suicide. But if the entire US legalized this accepted act of murder there would be approximately 6,492 deaths a year (Carter). As soon as a doctor, or anyone, takes a step into ending someone’s life, they may become criminally liable for homicide. Doctors and any other people who assist in a physician- aided suicide can be charged for homicide or murder. Even though it was the patient's choice to die, the doctor did assist in their death.

  • This is legalized murder

    Doctor aided suicide has and always will continue to violate the Hippocratic Oath and what doctor’s are supposed to stand for. The modern Hippocratic Oath states - “primum non nocere” or “do no harm”, but taking someone’s life is clearly doing harm. A doctor’s job is to save and preserve lives. Not to help in the process of taking them. The oath also states - “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will i make the suggestion to this effect”. Many people debate that doctor aided suicides do not violate the Hippocratic Oath, but they are focusing on the “do no harm”, they argue that putting someone out of their misery is better than trying to treat them. The doctor violates it by giving their patient a deadly drug and assisting in their death. If this continues on the rate it’s going, we are on our way to legalized murder. In Washington 2014, there were 170 deaths from doctor assisted suicide. But if the entire US legalized this accepted act of murder there would be approximately 6,492 deaths a year (Carter). As soon as a doctor, or anyone, takes a step into ending someone’s life, they may become criminally liable for homicide. Doctors and any other people who assist in a physician- aided suicide can be charged for homicide or murder. Even though it was the patient's choice to die, the doctor did assist in their death.

  • This is legalized murder

    Doctor aided suicide has and always will continue to violate the Hippocratic Oath and what doctor’s are supposed to stand for. The modern Hippocratic Oath states - “primum non nocere” or “do no harm”, but taking someone’s life is clearly doing harm. A doctor’s job is to save and preserve lives. Not to help in the process of taking them. The oath also states - “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will i make the suggestion to this effect”. Many people debate that doctor aided suicides do not violate the Hippocratic Oath, but they are focusing on the “do no harm”, they argue that putting someone out of their misery is better than trying to treat them. The doctor violates it by giving their patient a deadly drug and assisting in their death. If this continues on the rate it’s going, we are on our way to legalized murder. In Washington 2014, there were 170 deaths from doctor assisted suicide. But if the entire US legalized this accepted act of murder there would be approximately 6,492 deaths a year (Carter). As soon as a doctor, or anyone, takes a step into ending someone’s life, they may become criminally liable for homicide. Doctors and any other people who assist in a physician- aided suicide can be charged for homicide or murder. Even though it was the patient's choice to die, the doctor did assist in their death.

  • No! No! No!

    Suicide is suicide. We ALL around the world are trying to prevent suicidal acts and yet now we are even DEBATING it. How could you? Murder is murder, when you kill someone. Yes it is under the law, but even police officers feel regret over killing someone. I would feel deep sorrow for the person killing the suicidal person. Their family would be so ashamed. It would leave all of them in depression as with their family. Despite having a "right" over your body, we are trying to stop it. And now we have a choice to stop it, you don't, Now we have a decision to choose whether we should carry on letting lives disappear by the day. How disgraceful.

  • Well no it's not.

    If you mean should it be then I would have to say yes, simply because people should have the right to decide for them selves whether or not they feel it is appropriate for them.
    I personally could never take or ask any one else to take my life, I believe in sticking with it to the end.
    Their are some other things to consider though such as if it were legal the ill so to speak could become victims if a family member pressures them into it.


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