Euthanasia Is Not A Moral Form Of Ending Essay

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“Do we “play God” when we seek to end life?”(Proquest Staff). Where is the line that separates lives worth living and lives that are better off dying? Euthanasia is defined as the act or practice of ending the life of a person suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable disease(Proquest Staff). A more familiar name for euthanasia is mercy killing, which involves doctors providing and administering the drugs needed to kill someone. In society, euthanasia is becoming a more controversial problem, but it should be treated as an individual problem(Baggini). Mercy killings are similar to the problems of abortions because it comes down to the ultimate controversy of sanctity of life versus the freedom of choice (Lavi). Euthanasia is not a moral form of ending a life because it goes against the Constitutional rights and the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors, is illegal in most countries because it is considered homicide, and the exact time of death can not be predicted, so the person who may want to die because of an illness may be healed. Euthanasia has been around a long time before it found the spotlight in the society recently. According to the Wall Street Journal, euthanasia has been around since the ancient Greek times (Mchugh). The first time it was attempted in the United States, however, was not until 1906 in the states of Iowa and Ohio. It became more popular in the 1960’s and 70’s when rights movements began stirring up the country (Lavi). This idea of…

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