The Topic Of The Issue Of Euthanasia Essay

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The topic of euthanasia is one that is highly disputed among people over the world.” Euthanasia means killing someone who is very sick to prevent more suffering” (Weaver 1). Let me further explain this by giving an example. “Teri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage following cardiac arrest in 1990. She entered what doctors call permanent vegetative state. In other words, a person seems to be awake but is not conscious. Ms.Schiavo’s husband and her parents fought about whether she should be kept alive by a feeding tube. The public and press argued over the issue as well. The case was so hotly debated that even then-President George W. Bush got involves. He signed a law aimed at keeping Ms. Schiavo alive. In 2005, Micheal Schiavo won the right to speak for his wife. Her feeding tube was removed. Terri Schiavo died 13 days later.” (Weaver 1). Basically this is saying Ms. Schiavo died in order to end her pain and suffering. However was that the right choice for her husband to make? I mean would you kill someone you love in order to end the pain and suffering they are feeling. You are ending a person’s life which is immoral and un-ethical. Even if the person cannot speak and is suffering an immense amount of pain you have no right to assist in the death of life. Some people ask why people would help in suicide. The answer is very simple. The loved one wants to end the suffering of their loved one. They can’t stand to see the person they love in a lot of pain. They think it’s…

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