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Should Euthanasia be legal?

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Started: 3/11/2017 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Euthanasia is a beautiful thing, why should some spend their last few year in agony when they could just end it with a click of a button. shouldn't we remember our final moments on earth being the best days of our lives, rather couped up in a smelly old hospice letting other people look after us, clean us as we are unable to clean ourselves, why is life worth living? . Why should we let our family members look after us, why should they waste there valuable time seeing us in pain, why should they waste there money on looking after me when I can't give anything back but being a nuscance and a pain in the arse.


Euthanasia is hardly necessary or good:

Euthanasia weakens society's respect for the sanctity of life

Accepting euthanasia accepts that some lives (those of the disabled or sick) are worth less than others

Voluntary euthanasia is the start of a slippery slope that leads to involuntary euthanasia and the killing of people who are thought undesirable

Euthanasia might not be in a person's best interests

Euthanasia affects other people's rights, not just those of the patient

Proper palliative care makes euthanasia unnecessary:

There's no way of properly regulating euthanasia

Euthanasia may become a cost-effective way to treat the terminally ill

Allowing euthanasia undermines the committment of doctors and nurses to saving lives

Euthanasia may become a cost-effective way to treat the terminally ill

Allowing euthanasia will discourage the search for new cures and treatments for the terminally ill

Euthanasia undermines the motivation to provide good care for the dying, and good pain relief

Euthanasia gives too much power to doctors

Euthanasia exposes vulnerable people to pressure to end their lives

Moral pressure on elderly relatives by selfish families

Moral pressure to free up medical resources

Patients who are abandoned by their families may feel euthanasia is the only solution
Debate Round No. 1


I see that you are taking a christian response in that ' sanctity of life' means that all life is equal and God made. But in the 10 commandments it says treat others as you would like to be treated, so therefore if we see a family member in a great deal of pain then surely the right thing is to ease them of their pain. Also we as humans can be hypocrites, why can we put animals because we believe they are in a lot of pain, how do we now how they feel? .So surely if we can put animals down we can put humans down too. You also mentioned the point of ' Underminds the commitment of Doctors and nurses to saving life' They themselves can only do so much to the pain, why should we let a poor human being who is in agony be in that much pain. People will fear going to the doctors as they know they will not get euthanised, all we can give is pain killers which most of the time will not work. Doctors are suppose to help people not let them suffer, then they can't just stand there and see someone in pain then there job as a Doctor is undermined.


Yes, the pain is horrific and you'd want to die, but if it's so easy just to kill the person in pain, why bother finding a cure? It is harder to find a cure but it's better, humans want to find a cure for cancer, HIV/aids, etc. Yeah, let's just kill anyone with that disease to prevent suffering. Euthanasia isn't particularly beautiful, it's more of the least best thing you could do, ending someone's life is never beautiful. Doctors want to find a cure for these diseases so they can save more lives rather than kill a life off, such a waste. "christian response", I'm not a Christian, I'm religious yes (Muslim).

Oh yes, killing a life off, it's basically MURDER, whether it's to relieve the pain or to kill a life off for no reason. Euthanasia is a "justified" version of homicide. Yes they'll suffer but I'd suffer to keep living with my family until I die naturally. It implies the right to KILL, doctors don't want to kill, they help not murder. Plus there's many things to relieve pain, morphine, paracetamol, ibuprofen, this isn't the 20th century anymore, you're a man of the 21st century, we've got technology and medicines.

There has been abuse where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal:

It is impossible to establish guidelines strict enough to limit euthanasia to persons for whom it is provided. In fact, the safeguards provided do not hold up in practice. According to Professor Etienne Montero, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Namur in Belgium, it is extremely difficult to follow a strict interpretation of legal requirements once euthanasia is permitted.

There are several documented cases of abuse in countries where euthanasia is legal and in countries or U.S. states where assisted suicide is legal. For example, in Belgium deaf twins were euthanized at their request because they became blind. Also in Belgium, a woman was euthanized because she was suffering from anorexia. In the Netherlands, a woman was euthanized because she was going blind and could not see the dirt. In Oregon, United States, a woman received a letter from her insurance company refusing to pay for her chemotherapy, but offering assisted suicide instead.

The right to die implies a duty to kill.

The so-called "right to die " (for the patient) implies the duty to kill (for someone else, in this case the doctor).

Euthanasia may weaken patients:

Access to euthanasia could cause an internal conflict for the patient, torn between fear of pain and the desire to continue to live rich moments with his family and loved ones. Thus, in the context of a society open to euthanasia, the patient having difficulty living with a demanding illness would bear an additional burden .

Additionally, faced with a doctor who both heals and kills, the patient lives with an uncertainty that adds to her vulnerability.
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Posted by kgbisafterme 3 years ago
I actually have to write an essay on this dude.
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