Benefits Of Euthanasia

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“I’d rather be dead than be in a wheelchair, or need a respirator to help me breathe” ("Right to Die: Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Be Legal). Terminally ill patients often state they’d be better off dead. Euthanasia is a quiet, painless death used for terminally ill patients. Terminally ill patients are those patients who cannot be cured and are already at great risk of dying. Terminally ill patients only have a life expectancy of six months or less. Although euthanasia would end suffering, there are fears that euthanasia would become a means of health care containment. To allow a terminally ill individual to end their life is the only humane and compassionate choice (Chand). Euthanasia should be the choice of the patients. Euthanasia …show more content…
Some people fear euthanasia could become a way of completely eliminating health care expenses, or could go against religious beliefs (Gormally). Despite what people say, euthanasia could not eliminate health care cost, patients can only be given the choice of euthanasia if doctors have done everything possible to try and treat them and there is still no cure. In time Euthanasia would stop the medical treatments, but the only cost it would be cutting would be the cost of having to watch a loved one laying in a hospital wishing the pain could just end already. Some people feel euthanasia could go against what they feel is religiously correct. Among the people who attend church regularly only 33% regarded euthanasia as morally acceptable (Euthanasia). Euthanasia should be a choice of the patients, so if the patient feels it goes against their religious beliefs they would not have to choose to go through with euthanasia. Although there are a few cons regarding euthanasia, families and the patients should be able to choose if they can stop the unbearable pain and …show more content…
Derek Humphry wrote a story about how his wife was diagnosed with bone cancer and was very sick. Derek was sick of having to watch his beloved wife laying hopelessly, suffering with pain, Derek’s reason for euthanasia was out of an act of love (Legalizing Euthanasia). ABC news reported a story where parents, Anita and Frank gave their child’s doctor consent to give her a lethal dose of morphine to end her suffering, Frank said he is convinced when he meets his daughter again in Heaven, she will tell them they reached the perfect solution to end the pain (Marker). Another family story regarding the topic of euthanasia is Derek Midema’s story. Derek Miedema wrote a story about how his grandmother was suffering from advanced heart disease and did not want to live anymore, the pain was too much for her to take anymore, she had no happiness left in her life she spent every day suffering, wanting to just end it all, but she could not because euthanasia was not legal (Right to Die: Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Be Legal). Euthanasia should be legalized as a choice for the patient to be able to make. If euthanasia is even an option for the patient, then they are already at great risk of dying within the next six months or even less and no one wants to have to suffer for that long and still have to know that any day could be their last,

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