• In certain cases

    If the person is in long standing pain with no real hope of recovery then THE PATIENT should have the choice to terminate their own life. No one else should have that choice (outside of DNR orders). However I believe that there need to be a lot of regulations around it, but in the end, it should be legal.

  • Yes it shoud/

    Euthanasia should be legally allowed. If someone has had enough, and is tired of living should have the option to be killed by euthanasia. It is their life, so it is their choice. Some people have been through enough in their lives with fighting des eases, cancer or whatever else, so euthanasia should be legal.

  • Yes, I believe people should be able to control how they live and die

    I believe that euthanasia should be legally allowed. There are many diseases that take their toll on a person's body and mind. Life can eventually become torture for people in these conditions. I think it is the humane thing to do to allow these suffering people to choose when they die instead of dragging out their suffering to please other.

  • Only Under Certain Circumstances

    Euthanasia of humans should only be legally allowed under the most dire of terminally ill circumstances when patients have no hope of recovery. If someone is just going to waste away into nothingness over the last few weeks of their lives, shouldn't their pain be ended sooner? Having the right to die with dignity should be legally allowed under special circumstances because it's the humane thing to do.

  • Euthanasia should be legally allowed.

    Euthanasia should be legally allowed. It depends on the situation but for a terminally ill patient that has no other options should not have to suffer. If something could be offered and it would be the patients choice along with their family then I think we have no right refusing them.

  • The right of the individual

    A suffering and terminally ill person in his/her quest to avoid excruciating pain and suffering has the right to embrace a timely and dignified death. It would be inhuman and unfair to make such people endure the unbearable pain. Euthanasia should be a natural extension of patient's rights allowing him to decide the value of life and death for him This act however should be with the full consent of the terminally ill person.

  • It's their life, their body, their choice.

    While I would say forcing someone to euthanised or euthanising them against their will is wrong, if someone wishes to die via that method, then they should be allowed to.

    They're not killing anybody else, they're not hurting anyone, and they have their reasons to want to die, do I say that they should be allowed, as long as it's their choice and no one else is forcing them into it.

  • Relieve from pain.

    When doctors or even the family members of a very ill person decide to put an end to his or her life its, very often, because the patient is suffering a lot. We cannot force someone who is in extreme pain to stay alive and suffer till he or she dies when his time come. Some might find it cruel but its more cruel to let him suffer.

  • It's God work to take or give life

    We cannot play God's role and take the life of a person. Only he has the right to take away the life of a person. If he gave life to someone....He will take away his or her life when he decides it. It's not the role of man to decide when one should die or not.

  • It depends if we're talking about euthanasia or assisted suicide

    Assisted suicide is when the patient asks to be killed, euthanasia is when the family or the doctors make the decision. People should have the right to die if it is their choice, but nobody else should have the power to make that choice. If they did than children would ask to have their parents euthanized so that they can get inheritance or doctors would euthanize the patient to save them from the work or help the economy.

  • No, it is abused.

    No euthanasia should not be legally allowed, because only God should decide when someone lives or dies. Euthanasia is too open for abuse. A family that might not want the expense of caring for a person that has large medical bills might try to convince the suffering person that they want to die. This is abuse.

  • Killing is wrong

    Medical practice teaches us that patients who express the wish to die usually do so because they are in need of comfort, they are depressed or their pain and symptoms are not being well managed. For the great majority, good medical care, treatment for the depression and a palliative approach are the solutions. Patients who ask to die often change their mind with time. Often the request comes not from the patients but from their exhausted families; the patients themselves have not asked that their death be hastened. Mostly, when the families get more support, the demand disappears. In the face of suffering, it is far better to look for meaning in the life that remains, develop strategies to face existential questions and strive for optimal care, than to seek shortcuts to death. Ending the patient’s life is not a humane solution to tragic situations of pain and suffering: the physician’s duty is always to kill the pain, not the patient. Proposing euthanasia shows a lack of confidence in the progress of medical science. There are no limits imposed on the physician’s means of relieving pain. The means are many, accessible, increasingly sophisticated and constantly developing. In extreme cases, heavy sedation that puts patients to sleep can even be a last resort to sustain them through their suffering, until death takes place from natural causes. In treating terminal cases, there are no obstacles to ending or foregoing treatments considered useless or disproportionate by the patient or the physician. There is always a way out, even in the most complex cases. There are no taboo issues about death in the medical profession. The questioning of life-prolonging treatment, the withdrawal of useless or disproportionate treatment and the refusal of treatment by autonomous patients are daily events in clinical practice, addressed calmly and openly by practising physicians and in training programs. Doctors clearly understand the line between pain relief and euthanasia. There are individuals who seriously or insistently ask for euthanasia or assisted suicide. They are very few in number. These requests are usually rooted in their personality and the need they feel to control their life—and their death. The vast majority of people in similar situations do not ask for life-shortening intervention. Individual freedom and autonomy end where they impinge on the freedom of other members of society. Changing the law to satisfy the demand of such a small number of people would imperil the lives of a much greater number who initially were not even aimed at. The experience of the few countries that have taken the route of euthanasia and assisted suicide shows that these practices soon become ungovernable despite the controls and guidelines put in place: protocols are not respected, consents are not obtained, the pressures exerted by families are strong and difficult to manage. People who have not asked to die are put to death.

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