Euthanasia And Mercy Killing By John Steinbeck Essay

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“Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person.” says Pope John Paul ll. However, Rowan Williams argues "I am certainly not ascribing to the defenders of euthanasia or assisted dying any motive but the desire to spare people unnecessary suffering," Euthanasia is defined as the termination of the life of a patient to avoid a great amount of suffering with their consent. Although, mercy killing is without patients consent. Euthanasia and mercy killing are commonly used for people experiencing a terminal illness and/or in great pain and misery. Euthanasia is a very controversial topic because a number of people believe that it can be beneficial while others believe it is just morally wrong. For the reasons that Euthanasia is perceived as corrupt, it is illegal in a large number of places around the world. However, a number of people continue to support mercy killing, for example in John Steinbeck’s novel “of Mice and Men” he exemplifies ways that this can be beneficial. Euthanasia is not wrong because it is legal in some places, even in the USA, it prevents a life of hopelessness and helplessness and it can lessen the emotional and monetary burden that tragedy leaves on a patient’s family and friends.
Euthanasia is the intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease intended as an act of mercy. It is sometimes referred to as assisted suicide. Physicians or doctors…

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