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Should euthanasia be encouraged? Euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.

Asked by: oomsday
Should euthanasia be encouraged? Euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.
  • It's not your life

    If you don't believe in euthanasia then don't request to have your life taken away if you are ever in a vegetated state. However if there is someone who is in a completely horrible state and is living a life or about to live a life of complete misery then who are you to say whether or not he/she should be allowed to die at their own will. Let's take the case of Tony Nicklinson, an English man who was diagnosed with Locked-in syndrome some ten years ago. He lived a happy life as a young man but after being told he will never be able to move from the neck down and never be able to talk again he entered a state of severe depression. There was no way he could ever entertain himself to keep himself happy and he could not live with the mental pain and suffering. He requested to the UK parliament that he could die through euthanasia. Of course they rejected his appeal and Tony was forced to live a life he no longer wanted to live because somebody else made up his mind for him. Now I never believe in suicide I always believe there's a way out for almost everyone, however for Tony, he lived such a melancholic life there was no reason for him to live.

  • It's an act of mercy.

    Unfortunately, people often get into incurable states leaving them and the people they love suffering. Euthanasia should be available for people should they want it. People wouldn't be arbitrarily killed for being in an incurable state, but should they wish to end their life on their terms instead of slowly wasting away then who are we to stand in their way?

  • It's a peaceful ending.

    A person who is suffering unconditionally due to a terminally ill disease,with ongoing pain and day in and day out,should be allowed to choose whether or not they would like to put an end by the means of euthanasia without having the restriction put upon them by keeping it illegal,by keeping humane euthanasia illegal we as a society are neglecting this poor terminally ill patients who are only looking to terminate their suffering, let's do the right thing as rational human beings and support legalisation of euthanasia.

  • Leaving people in pain isn't fair

    By making euthanasia illegal, you leave people in (often extreme) pain. There is no argument against this, because cruelty is immoral. Leaving people in pain when you can help them is just as bad as putting them in pain. Euthanasia shouldn't be involuntary (That would be cruel as well), but it shouldn't be illegal, either.

    Posted by: H501
  • Euthanasia encourages vulnerable people to end their lives.

    Euthanasia advocates promote the legalization of euthanasia as they believe that it is a way to protect “vulnerable people” from wrongful death and provide suffering patients their desired, peaceful “death with dignity.” Opponents of the practice counter this with the defense that legalization of euthanasia doesn’t protect vulnerable people, rather it pressures them to make decisions unilaterally.

    If euthanasia is available, sick and dependent people will be pressured to choose death, rather than suffer and become a burden to their families. Yes, people who are dependent and ill often feel worthless and burden to their families. Since their body is so weak to work, they are not able to help and contribute to their families and communities. This makes them often feel worthless and useless. And this is the very reason why so many suffering people wish to die. But luckily, euthanasia is not yet permitted in most parts of the country and other parts of the world. But if it’s already available, no one can already stop these people from requesting assisted death. Patients and people with disabilities and problems will think that euthanasia is the only solution.

    Source: http://www.listland.com/top-10-reasons-euthanasia-should-be-illegal/


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