Euthanasia Essays : Euthanasia And Euthanasia

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Euthanasia Expository Research Essay Euthanasia, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, is the act of intentionally ending a person’s life so as to help relieve suffering or pain. It can also be described as physician-assisted suicide. Euthanasia is illegal in most places, however, there are a few states in the U.S. that allow it along with a few other countries around the world. The states it is legalized in are Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont. Countries outside the United States that have it legalized are Belgium, Colombia, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, and The Netherlands (NEWHEALTHGUIDE.org). The debate whether euthanasia should be legalized or not is active due to some believing that it is cruel and not right while others believe it is fine due to different beliefs and viewpoints on life. This topic is becoming more and more debatable with the number of terminally ill people rising and the reasoning of the physician 's role to keep their patients alive. With that being said, Should euthanasia be legal in the U.S. and why or why not? There are many reasonings behind why people believe euthanasia should be legal, but one major reason is that it ends suffering for the terminally ill patients. When someone is terminally ill, there is nothing doctors can do for them; they just suffer until their life comes to an end. There are people that believe physician-assisted suicide (euthanasia) benefits these people majorly. In the article “Why Active Euthanasia…

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