Essay about Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

822 Words Nov 3rd, 2014 4 Pages
Canada and Euthanasia

Euthanasia should be legalized in Canada. Euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of someone who is in a great deal of pain and suffering. Euthanasia should be legalized because there are many ways that Euthanasia can be performed in humane ways. It should also be legalized because people should be allowed to decide whether or not they want to be relieved of their agony. And the Netherlands have already legalized euthanasia making them a good example to follow. Last of all is that many of the common objections to the legalization of euthanasia in Canada are wrong. Due to these reasons, Euthanasia in Canada should be legalized.

First of all, there are two types of Euthanasia: active euthanasia and passive euthanasia. Currently in Canada active euthanasia is illegal and is considered murder, whereas passive euthanasia is legal. Active euthanasia is defined as deliberately doing something to make sure the patient dies, and passive euthanasia is not doing anything to help the patient if he or she is dying. Active euthanasia should be legalized because there are multiple ways that it can be done humanely. One way of performing active euthanasia is by physician assisted suicide, where a doctor can inject a lethal dose of chemicals into the patient, this would be a fast and effective way of ending one 's pain. Another form of active euthanasia is by refusing to give treatment to a patient, if the patient wishes for it to be done, then the patient…

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