Euthanasia As A Deliberate Action Or Consistate Action?
Euthanasia is defined as a deliberate action, or lack of action, that is taken to end a person’s life who is either near death or suffering from incurable pain. Additional terms that are often associated with euthanasia include assisted suicide and physician-assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is when another person help commit euthanasia. Physician-assisted suicide is when a medical professional prescribes a patient with a lethal overdose of drug.
What are the historical origins?
Historians have discovered that the use of euthanasia dates all the way back to 5th century B.C. Euthanasia was widely accepted and very common in ancient Greek and Roman societies. Around the 12th and 13th centuries the Catholic Church began to establish and enforce teachings that rejected the use of euthanasia and this caused people worldwide to question and oppose euthanasia. In 1828 the first U.S statute to outlaw euthanasia was passed in New York. In the United States support for euthanasia rose in early 1900’s and then again in the 1930’s. Then in 1990 the Supreme Court approved the use of non-active euthanasia.
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I completely agree with the Catholic Church’s position on Euthanasia. I believe that no one has the right to determine how much someone’s life is worth and God is the only one with the authority to end a life. I also believe that human life is sacred and begins at the moment of conception and ends at the moment of natural death. I do understand and sympathize with the people who are in pain and suffering or near death but I feel that ending your life is not the right thing to do. We all go through suffering because we are human and I choose to believe that suffering brings us closer to Jesus Christ. So for the people that are going through their suffering I think they should remember their suffering will be rewarded when it’s their time to go to