Murder With Permission Essay

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The word euthanasia originated from the Greek language as explained in Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide: Introduction (Robinson). It means the intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who dies. This means that the person who dies must ask someone else to help them kill themselves. However, euthanasia can include both voluntary and involuntary termination of life. Sometimes people end up being victims of euthanasia without giving consent because their doctors feel that there is little hope of them, passing it off as an act of mercy to mollify themselves. Euthanasia shouldn’t be considered suicide; it should be considered murder because a person committing suicide doesn’t need any help …show more content…
There is a consensus that a better solution for most clinically depressed people is treatment, using counseling and/or medication. The treatments can give the depressed person decades of enjoyable life which would have been lost if they had committed suicide. These people don’t have anything wrong with them other than a chemical imbalance in the brain that can be treated with medications and therapy. Legalizing euthanasia would make it easier for suicidal depressed people to commit suicide in a new and assisted way. Others live in chronic pain. Still others have a terminal illness or a serious disorder or disease and want to end their suffering. These are the people for whom euthanasia is intended and they just want out because they do not want to suffer any longer. However, Christians believe that to commit suicide violates one’s natural desire to live (Robinson). It harms other people. Life is the precious gift of God and is thus only to be taken by God. Being a Christian means respecting life and honoring that special gift we have been given. To end that life means to demean the gift God has granted and in so doing, alienating Him. They believe that life should only end when He sees fit. Other people believe that suicide should be considered a matter of personal choice, a human right. Moreover, many euthanasia participants are very ill and dying when they hear the term euthanasia for

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