Cons Of Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is the act of putting someone to rest by killing that is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering. Euthanasia includes passive and active, passive is also known as letting a patient die not helping, or not doing anything necessary to keep the patient alive. Active euthanasia is also known as deliberately killing, and ending patients suffering. Jay Williams, who is a Natural Law theorist, argues that euthanasia is not permissible because it is intentional killing, and goes against the natural law because it violates preserving life. Jay Williams defines euthanasia as “intentionally taking the life of a person who is believed to be suffering from some illness or injury from which recovery cannot reasonably be expected …show more content…
The intentions were to make the person feel better, or make him/her well, and not kill them which satisfies Natural Law as preserving life. If a person dies, the end results were due to his injuries or disease, and not because of failure to receive …show more content…
It could have corrupting influence that a patient with severe illness, doctors and nurses might not try hard enough. She/he is better off dead. Euthanasia is a slippery slope, someone might be in behalf of doing it for them, but there could also be instances when not authorized to act on behalf of that patient.
Daniel Callahan also argues against any policy that would allow voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. He believes that self-determination and mercy can be separated. Callahan believes that the acceptance of voluntary active euthanasia can only be called “consenting adult killing (596).” One major argument Callahan makes is “the acceptance of euthanasia would sanction view of autonomy holding that individual may, in the name of their own private, idiosyncratic view of good life

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