Essay on Euthanasia Is Morally Right Or Morally Wrong?

1095 Words Oct 5th, 2015 null Page
One is suffering from an incurable disease, there is nothing one’s family can do to help him or her. There is nothing the doctors can do to save one’s life in the end. One sits there in pain every day of his or her life. Right now, in most parts of the United States and around the world, people do not have a choice to end their pain and suffering with a doctor 's help. Euthanasia comes from the two Greek words “eu” and “thanatos”. The words “eu” and “thanatos” means good death. Euthanasia is a peaceful and painless death, people have the choice to end their life if they are suffering from an incurable disease. Euthanasia should be legal in all states, because a person should be able to end their life if they are suffering.
Around the 1930s euthanasia started to to become a well known topic. During a court case against euthanasia many people argued if euthanasia was morally right or morally wrong. During this time period euthanasia was split into two different forms, passive and active. Passive euthanasia is when a patient would withheld or taken off of the medication keeping them alive. This could include chemo that is keeping one alive, any type of medicine that one needs to stay alive, or being on machines for life support. Passive euthanasia is usually the type of euthanasia that most people agree with. Active euthanasia is when a patient would be injected with a medication that ends their life. This type of euthanasia is usually the one that everyday people have the…

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