Active And Pro Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is more than “mercy killing,” it has many different components that support why it should be legalized. There are two types of euthanasia, passive and active. According to Daniel Gorman, the author of “Active and passive euthanasia: The Case of Drs. Claudio Alberto de la Rocha and Nancy Morrison.” Gorman is in the medical field and in this article it talks about both of the types of euthanasia, active and passive euthanasia. “Hastening the death of a person by altering some form of support and letting nature take its course is known as passive euthanasia” (Gorman). Passive euthanasia is more common since it seems more more morally correct, in the states that do have euthanasia legal they practice this form of euthanasia more often …show more content…
Many doctors give large doses of morphine to ensure that the patient is in no pain whatsoever. The other side of euthanasia is active euthanasia, this form is more controversial because it is see as direct killing of the patient. “Active euthanasia involves causing the death of a person through a direct action, in response to a request from that person” (Gorman). Many doctors in the past have administered large doses of lethal medicine to the patient. This form of euthanasia is why a lot of society has doubt about euthanasia. Each form of euthanasia is giving this patient the right to say when and how he/she will die. Every person in the world has the right to die, no matter what their previous life may be. I believe people with terminal illness also have the right to die in a dignified manner. These patients go most of their life battling this disease, their whole life was stolen by this disease. Many people in our society are in favor for euthanasia because we live in a democratic country where we have many differents rights and we are all free. People feel since we have the right to live we should have to right to …show more content…
The moral argument is the biggest argument against euthanasia, because all-in-all euthanasia is ending someone 's life. Euthanasia is giving too much power to the doctors, it is allowing them to willing kill a patient. There are many different arguments against euthanasia, one being the cost. The cost to kill someone is very, very expensive. (Quaghebeur). The cost would have to include the research, medicine, other medical treatment (ending life support). The emotional state of a patient who is about to die is no where able to make a decision that would end their life, although patients have to undergo a mental evaluation, those evaluations could still be

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