Essay on The Complex Issues Of The Legalization Of Euthanasia

761 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
The complex issues concerning the legalization of euthanasia, also known as doctor assisted suicide, continues to be the center of heated debates between opposing parties. Some issues that call for the legalization of euthanasia include the capability to end one’s suffering, permits other patients who are not terminally ill attention, provides closure for families, frees medical funds to help others, a way of relief and stress for relatives, can be beneficial in providing vital organs, and lastly gives the freedom of choice to end their life. According to Life Center, “More than 123,000 men, women and children currently need lifesaving organ transplants. [And] one organ donor can potentially save eight lives.” By legalizing euthanasia, patients who are terminally ill can perform a self-less act of donating their organs to those who have a higher survival rate. Implementing this practice can possibly open the doors to new opportunities and ideas that will be beneficial to the medical field and society. Some values that are in support of legalizing euthanasia include the loving act of ending one’s suffering, understanding their quality of life, and lastly their right and freedom to choose their destiny.
Some issues that are against the legalization of euthanasia include devaluing human life, violating a doctor’s Hippocratic Oath, abusing the practice to speed up a patient’s death, religious concerns of ending one’s life prematurely, numbing practitioners’ conscience by…

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