Essay on Euthanasi A Moral Difference

1386 Words Apr 30th, 2015 6 Pages
Euthanasia is terminating a person’s life in order to relieve them of illness and suffering. In most of the cases, this decision is made from the person experiencing this suffering and is incurable from it. In other, more complicated cases, there are people that are not capable to make a decision like this due to the medical conditions and others want this person’s life to be ended. In cases like these, the family, medics, or even courts can make the decision. Euthanasia has been the center of many debates and arguments for many years and is surrounded by religious, ethical and practical considerations. This is because euthanasia raises a number of agonizing moral dilemmas and brings many people to question: is it ever okay morally correct to terminate the life of a patient with an incurable illness that is undergoing severe pain and suffering? Also, when exactly can euthanasia be okay and justified? And is there a moral difference between killing someone and letting him or her just die? At the heart of these arguments are the different ideas that people have about the meaning and value of human existence. Which brings into question if human beings should have the right to decide on issues of life and death and if an individual who has no hope of recovery have the right to decide how and when to end their life.
Those who are in favor of euthanasia argue that it is morally correct for a civilized society to allow people to die when they can no longer manage their pain and…

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