Persuasive Essay on Euthanasia

969 Words Mar 20th, 2012 4 Pages
Euthanasia - The Right to Decide

The definition of euthanasia from the Oxford Dictionary is: “The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or is in an incurable coma.” Consider the words “suffering,” “painful,” “irreversible” and “incurable.” These words describe a patients terrible conditions and prospects. Euthanasia is known as “mercy killing” for a reason, it is the most, humane, moral and logical form of treatment available to patients that have no hope in fully recovering. If you had to choose between lying in bed dying a slow and painful death, or dying a quick painless death at the time you choose so that you can be surrounded by all your loved ones, which would you choose? With euthanasia,
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Gandhi stated, “In the circumstances, I felt that humanity demanded that the agony should be ended by ending life itself.” This is perfect reasoning to why euthanasia should be legal and always a considered treatment. Gandhi also said, "Would I apply to human beings the principle that I have enunciated in connection with the calf? Would I like it to be applied in my own case? My reply is yes.” When put in a position of irreversible suffering, death from euthanasia is not only the best form of relief but also the most humane, even Mohandas Gandhi saw mercy killing in a humane light. No creature should be forced to live life, in pain and suffering with no hope of relief.

Moral and humane are both two aspects of why euthanasia should not only be legal but a well-known option in hospitals today. Euthanasia addresses both these attributes. It is also the most logical option since it is cost effective as well. Money being spent on housing, supporting and treating terminally ill patients puts a huge financial burden on the family and friends. In summary, we should not only be using euthanasia to help terminally ill patients and their family, but to allocate financial resources for better use. For example, finding cures for fatal diseases and to support potential patients who are expected to recover from their illness.

People argue that euthanasia is wrong, based on the beliefs that it is not

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