Pros Of Euthanasia

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“Euthanasia… is simply to be able to die with dignity at a moment when life is devoid of it.” (Mannes 74) Euthanasia is the voluntary or involuntary act of physician-assisted suicide to incurable terminally ill patients. The primary use of Euthanasia is to end one’s persistent suffering by injecting a lethal amount of substances into the patient. According to “A General History of Euthanasia” the origin of the word comes from the Greek meaning “Good Death” or “Gentle and Easy Death”. It is a method used among several countries but is also banned in others. There are many opinions on this topic and others seem to think either one way or the other. Euthanasia should be available to anyone because it is ultimately your decision if you would rather …show more content…
There are two common classifications of euthanasia which are voluntary and active euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is when the patient gives their consent to receive the lethal injections to peacefully end their life. Active euthanasia is when the physician ends the patient’s life by injecting the substances with intention to end their life. The other two classifications involuntary and passive, happen less often but are still primary actions that the physician takes. Involuntary euthanasia is when the physician is given consent to end someone’s life from an individual other than the patient themselves. This would occur if the patient is incompetent to make the decision on their own. Lastly, passive euthanasia is whenever the doctor prescribes more medication that could potentially be lethal but is not intentional to ending the patient’s life. There is always a risk with this method and others see it as unfair while the physicians are only trying to descend the …show more content…
Every person has the right to choose their death regardless of others opinions. People don’t seem to think of what they would do under those circumstances until the time has come and they’re lying in the hospital bed in severe pain. Death is sad regardless of how you die but knowing someone passes because of a decision they wanted is more comforting than knowing they suffered up until their last breath. I know others have strong opinions on this topic but euthanasia is the right thing to do in these situations. Life is short so why suffer through the end of it? Carry on and pass over through a peaceful and comforting

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