Essay about Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

1175 Words May 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Throughout the world different countries have different viewpoints, laws and opinions on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. In America, however, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Montana are the only states that allow assisted suicide. Euthanasia in America is completely illegal. In America today, about 54% of all practitioners are for Euthanasia according to Euthanasia Statistics (2015). Euthanasia and assisting suicide have been controversial for years and needs to be made legal throughout America for all human beings who fall under the guidelines of being terminally ill.
In Canada, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide has had a lot of legal controversy. In Canada currently suicide is legal, but assisted suicide and Euthanasia are not. A woman has taken it to court with her country and given several reasons as to why it should be legal which we could also apply to America. Passive Euthanasia is where the cause is going to take its natural course, so no one interferes and they just die on their own miserable or not which is currently allowed in Canada. Active Euthanasia is defined as the use of lethal substances to end a person’s life (Barbuzzi, 2014). The women’s points in Carter vs. Canada include that both were disabled as one was going to end up having paralysis and become incognitive and wanted to travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide. The other situation was a woman who had chronic pain and also wanted to go to Switzerland for assisted suicide. The argument was saying…

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