Essay on Should Euthanasia Be Legal?

1151 Words Oct 19th, 2016 5 Pages
According to Merriam-Webster euthanasia is defined as a practice of act of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering, which is also known as mercy killing or assisted suicide. This act is usually performed by the physician at the patient’s consent or the patient’s guardian consent if she or he is incapable to do so, this is known as involuntary euthanasia. The word euthanasia is derived from the Greeks and means “good death”, to have a right to ends one’s life from suffering and agony. Euthanasian in most of the United States is illegal, however there are few states like California that allows assisted suicide. Many believe that euthanasia is only right within legitimate circumstances and this paper with further clarify this point of view. Euthanasia should become legal because no one should be forced to live under excessive pain. Euthanasia’s ethnical principal would be considered to be a relative egoism because it is to the best interest of the patient as well as to his or her family. Data
* Euthanasia can be interpreted as mercy killing. This is mostly committed on the basis of medical reasons (differencebetween.com) * The point is merely that suicide tends to be the private recourse of an individual, often effected against the judgments of society and opinions of loved ones, while euthanasia is a…

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