Euthanasia Is The Voluntary Or Involuntary Act Of Physician Assisted Suicide

1534 Words Dec 6th, 2016 7 Pages
“Euthanasia… is simply to be able to die with dignity at a moment when life is devoid of it.” (Mannes 74) Euthanasia is the voluntary or involuntary act of physician-assisted suicide to incurable terminally ill patients. The primary use of Euthanasia is to end one’s persistent suffering by injecting a lethal amount of substances into the patient. According to “A General History of Euthanasia” the origin of the word comes from the Greek meaning “Good Death” or “Gentle and Easy Death”. It is a method used among several countries but is also banned in others. There are many opinions on this topic and others seem to think either one way or the other. Euthanasia should be available to anyone because it is ultimately your decision if you would rather live through an incurable illness with immense suffering or have the option to have a peaceful release from it.
In today’s age, there are countless diseases and physical impairments that one cannot simply tolerate on a day-to-day basis. The pain of knowing the only reason you are still breathing is because of a machine is frightening. Imagine watching a loved one suffer everyday while knowing there is no chance of recovery. There is a difference between being alive and living. Being kept alive by a machine 24/7 just to continue laying down in a bed and having health care providers take care of you is not living. If an individual is always being disturbed and has the desire to end their life, they should be able to do so. One can argue…

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