Essay on Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized

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Euthanasia is a Greek word which means gentle and easy death. However, it is the other way around. It is not a gentle or easy death because there is not a type of death which called gentle in the world. According to writer Prof. Ian Dowbiggin, in Ancient Greece people used euthanasia without the patient's permission. It means that in Ancient Greece they did not care about the voluntariness. Also, there are just few doctors who obey the rules of the Hippocratic Oath. (250) After Christianity, the church found out how evil suicide was and they told people killing another person or themselves was a brutal behavior. For a short time, nobody questioned euthanasia deeply. However, during reforms, euthanasia became known again. According to …show more content…
People use euthanasia because of some reasons. First of all most poor people cannot pay their medical treatment costs. Choosing death will be the easier way to stop suffering. However, death is not a solution at all, people must carry on their lives for their aims, families and most important one is for themselves. They must try to find solutions because euthanasia is not about suffering it’s just about depression most of the people who have joyful life do not choose euthanasia. Secondly, according to Dr. Peter Hildering, people do not want inconvenience others and to society, especially, to their relatives. There is an example about this case, a woman who was suffering from a disease, was discharged from hospital. Doctor offered her euthanasia. The patient refused this offer because of her religion. However, she became sicker and she thought she was inconvenience her relatives. She accepted the doctor’s offer and die. This event reported, but it did not affect anything about illegalization (qtd. In Dutch Physicians League Presentations). As people see in the example, there are some cases like this and it is unfair to kill them because they feel themselves like a burden. In addition, people must create opportunities for the other ones, who suffer a disease, not legalized euthanasia and make them think about death. Some deaths prevent…

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