Essay on Euthanasi The Death Of The Bible
1439 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
“Euthanasia, also called mercy killing, is an act or practice of painlessly putting a person’s death by withholding treatment or withdrawing artificial life-support measures.” (Britannica, 2016) Even though there is not enough restrictions in most countries, euthanasia is still considered as either a suicide or murder. However, that depends on the situation. Under the law, a physician can decide whether or not to prolong a patient’s life in cases of extreme suffering, therefore, a physician is allowed to provide drugs to patients in order for them to relieve their pain even if it shortens the patient’s life.
In the late seventeenth century, the idea of euthanasia was accountable to Socrates, Plato, and the Stoics which influenced people up to this day. Despite these great minds, the idea was mainly rejected due to traditional Christian belief because it is against the law of the Ten Commandments of The Bible. Traditional Christians believed that any act of killing is considered a murder. After several years, the Euthanasia Society was formed in England in 1935 when the founder, Killick Millard, started organizing a movement for legalization of euthanasia. Following to England’s movement for legalization of euthanasia, the Euthanasia Society in the United States was founded in 1938. The Euthanasia Societies helped convince people and bring more awareness to the issue to many people.
Moreover, the Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to legalize…