Morals Of Euthanasia

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There are many forms of Euthanasia which include; newborns with severe birth defects, people with painful disorders but are not dying, and adults who are in their final stages of a terminal illness. There is also passive and active euthanasia, passive euthanasia is when a patient stops taking lifesaving medications which would eventually cause them to die. Active euthanasia is when you are actually terminating a person’s life. I will be focusing on active euthanasia for adults who are in their final stages of their terminal illness and why it is moral for physicians to assist patients in ending their life. There are many arguments for euthanasia that include: a patient’s rights, the religious side of the argument, a doctor’s oath to his patients …show more content…
While some people say that we don’t have a legal right to die, people do still have a human right to end their life if they are suffering. Even if there isn’t a single person who would choose to end their life, that option should always be available. Not one who is not terminally ill knows what those people are suffering, we can’t know the pain that they are constantly feeling. And if that pain is severe enough that they would want to take their own life than we should let them. Physicians always do everything in their power to help terminally ill patients, but they reach a point where there isn’t much more they can do but to try and make them as comfortable as possible, unfortunately that isn’t always enough. It is ultimately the patient’s choice if they want to end their life or live out their last few weeks suffering from their …show more content…
If we allowed religion to be a factor in deciding whether euthanasia should be permitted or not, then there would be no need for an argument. No religion is going to allow for a person to decide when to end their life. People will say that we as humans don’t have the right to end our life when we please, that God has a plan for all of us and he knows when we will ultimately face our death. However, there are always extreme circumstances where we should be able to choose. God wouldn’t want to see his children suffering so much that they actually want to take their own life. It would also be argued that life is the greatest gift God gave us and that we should take care of our lives and health. People who are terminally ill do take care of themselves and seek medical attention to try and fight their sickness but being terminally ill means there is nothing else anyone can do, nothing they the patient can do but wait to die and most of the time it’s extremely painful. There are people who are very devoted to their religion and have said that, if they were terminally ill and in pain, they would consider euthanasia. Because, again, it is that individual’s choice and even if they belong to a certain religion, they still have their own opinions on topics such as this one. In the United States we have separation of church and state which is meant to keep the law out of religion

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