Arguments Against Euthanasia

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Should Euthanasia be banned?

The topic of euthanasia arouses much ethical debate and controversy. Euthanasia is the termination of a person’s life to end their suffering, usually through the injection of drugs. Debates about the ethics of euthanasia and medical assisted suicide date from ancient Greece and Rome. Nowadays, euthanasia comes in four main different forms. The first one is “active” euthanasia, which happens when a person directly and deliberately causes the patient's death. The second form is “passive” euthanasia: someone does not directly take the patient's life, but just allows the person to die. The third form is called “voluntary” euthanasia and it occurs at the request of the person who dies. The fourth form is called “involuntary” euthanasia, or “non voluntary”, and it occurs when the person is unconscious or otherwise unable to make a meaningful choice between living and dying, and an appropriate person takes the decision on their behalf. The two most controversial forms are the “active” euthanasia and the
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There is nothing to fear about. The outcome is greater than a life in misery. The religious argument states that life is the most basic gift of a living God, therefore the right to decide when a person dies belong only to God. That argument has absolutely no value for the non-believers. First, non-religious people would say that there is no God, no creator, therefore life is not a gift given by a kind of divinity. Second of all, even if there was a good God, why would he want his creatures to suffer beyond words? Euthanasia is indeed a controversial issue, with the heart of the debate lying at active voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Active euthanasia should be permitted just as passive euthanasia is allowed. Being realistic and honest, who wants to live in pain for years that anyway will lead to death, rather than a quick and painless

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