Euthanasia Persuasive Essay

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Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.Each country has their own laws regarding Euthanasia. In the U.S. it’s illegal but, assisted suicide is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and Vermont. Everyone has their stance on this issue either for or against Euthanasia, and if it should be legal or not.In our paper we’ll be discussing our stance on the issue, and the research that we’ve acquired on this topic.We are for Euthanasia, and we believe patients should be able to request assisted suicide.
To better understand Euthanasia,it’s important to know the different types of Euthanasia. Voluntary Euthanasia is performed with the patient 's consent, such as a patient signing
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Kevorkian is another court case that dealt with the issue of euthanasia/assisted suicide. The issue approached is “was euthanasia legal?” The court rule that euthanasia is not legal. Dr. Jack Kevorkian gave Thomas Youk a lethal injection when requested. Thomas Youk had Lou Gehrig’s disease, which unfortunately put him in a wheelchair and limited the use of his body. He had a machine which helped him with his breathing. Dr. Kevorkian videotaped Thomas signed consent form requesting that he receive a lethal injection. He then videotaped him a second time showing himself give the lethal injection to Thomas Youk. The main goal of the tape was to get the authorities to charge him with murder, in hopes to bring up the subject of euthanasia in the courtroom. The court ruled that euthanasia was not legal and that there isn’t a way to monitor the problem. Euthanasia is not a right that can be protected by the constitution meaning it cannot be …show more content…
In conclusion, euthanasia should be legalized in the United States considering it is based on a mutual consent from both the doctor and the patient. Only the patient themselves knows how much pain they can bear. Euthanasia should be legalized because it doesn 't conflict with any of the laws in the United States. Euthanasia comes from the Greek words “eu” meaning good and “thanatos” meaning death. Euthanasia should be legalized because everyone on earth is obligated to have a good death and a good death shouldn 't be denied to those who want just

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