Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia
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As many as 650 infants are killed each year if the doctor and parents believe that the infant is suffering unbearable pain. In this situation, both parties must be convinced that there is no form of treatment that will help the infant (Katzman, YR).
There are many pros and cons to Euthanasia. Some people believe strongly that it is immoral to kill someone without natural cause. The goal of euthanasia is to help a person end extreme physical pain and/or psychological distress. This also helps reduce those individuals’ medical expenses, which may then be used to help others, as medicine is socialized in Europe. Much debate about euthanasia centers on the issue of whether it devalues life, or if it is immoral to take another’s life without letting the person live out their life.
In 1997, the Supreme Court ruled twice that there is no constitutional precedent or right to assisted suicide. However, physician-assisted suicide is legal in a few states, while euthanasia remains illegal throughout the country. In Oregon, from 1997 to 2012, only approximately 650 patients have chosen physician-assisted suicide by lethal injection (Sulmasy YR).Most people still choose to live despite the pain and suffering they experience during certain terminal illnesses, and rely on analgesic medications to control or reduce their