Euthanasi Murder Or Compassion?

1377 Words 6 Pages
Kayleigh Rosson
Mrs. White
Research paper
26 April, 2016
Euthanasia: Murder or Compassion? Even though Euthanasia is still illegal in England, King George V was euthanized. According to at issue, from SIRS database, The Euthanasia is also referred to a mercy killing, the suicide of a terminally ill patient or someone with an incurable condition with the help of a doctor. Across most of the world Euthanasia is illegal. In the United States, Euthanasia is considered a homicide case. Assisted suicide is just a little different than Euthanasia, in assisted suicide the doctor can provide you the correct tools for the suicide, but he/she cannot assist in the actual doing of the deed. Assisted suicide is legal in 3 states, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. The supporters of Euthanasia figure the act is a
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Firstly, legalizing Euthanasia opens up so many hardships for doctors, hospitals, and people with certain religious beliefs. For example, Graeme Archer of daily Telegraph shares that the most severe invasion of religious freedom is lethal injection treatment administered without permission to do so. Thus, a physician would be practicing involuntary Euthanasia also known as murder. Secondly, involuntary Euthanasia could occur as an abuse of law. For instance, Archer reports that James Standish of religious freedom magazine reports that in 1990 a report in the Netherlands found that out of nearly 3,600 cases of Euthanasia, at least 1,000 of those cases are involuntary. Therefore, physicians have placed their decision making authority over the patients. Thirdly, patients have invented a “passport for life” system. To illustrate, Archer tells us a patient carries around a document they call a passport for life that states that they do not want their life terminated without their consent. Hence, why Euthanasia is out of hand where it is legal. For all of these reasons, Euthanasia is a slippery slope to involuntary

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