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    included PAD and voluntary euthanasia. For instance, one argument is that allowing PAD and voluntary euthanasia will progress towards an acceptance of involuntary euthanasia and PAS. Slippery slope arguments are known to be logical fallacies, however, the legal precedents from other countries highlight the potential for apparent mission creep in end-of-life care and the vigilance necessary if we as a society deem PAS and involuntary euthanasia to be unethical. Dr. Vermeersch, a Belgian professor of philosophy and bioethicist, describes the end-of-life laws in Belgium and the Netherlands, which have gone from debate in the 1970s to PAD and voluntary euthanasia in the 1990s.4 Currently, there are instances where involuntary euthanasia for incompetent dementia patients and PAS for neuropsychiatric illnesses are promoted, though these are rare.5,6 In this review article focused on Alzheimer’s and end-of-life care, Johnstone describes a public opinion that is largely a misrepresentation based on metaphor of the disease driving a growing acceptance of involuntary euthanasia for the disease.5 David Benatar has proposed that this precedent does not support the argument of a slippery slope since these changes do not represent an unacceptable ethical decline, suggesting the lynchpin of a slippery slope is a transition to an undesirable state.7 However, it can be argued that his conclusion is dependent upon the cultural differences between the stakeholder societies since the ethical…

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    2 Cheng Xinnan Cheng POLT 202 - 02 Prof. Kahn Dec. 6, 2016 Prompt 6 (slippery slope) Slippery Slope: Legitimate Reasoning of the Supreme Court The slippery slope is a metaphoric way to describe undesirable possible future as a consequence of today 's event. When the Supreme Court is dealing with a new implied fundamental right, the slippery slope argument was employed to state possible disastrous consequences due to the Court 's specific decision, more specifically, whether or not to…

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    moment of conception is does not allow an anti-abortion argument any more validity. I believe Miss Thomson to be mistaken in all cases and therefore will refute some of what she has to offer. Miss Thomson starts her paper with an attempt to dismantle her opposition’s credibility so that she sounds more credible herself. She states that all the arguments anti-abortionists have proposed a slippery slope fallacy. However, all she has done here is to have made an anecdotal statement about how no one…

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    a very persistent man making one wonder why he developed such a way to die. Kevorkian served eight years in prison for second-degree murder. By serving that time it had proven as a physician those lives he had helped meant something. 6. Describe the 'slippery slope ' argument of physician-assisted suicide. A slippery slope argument is when one topic is being asserted, but it can quickly be turned around. The topic of physician-assisted suicide is a very slippery slope because a conversation…

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    Every day, parents have a fear of their kids and teens going down a “slippery slope”. This slope may include drinking, smoking, taking drugs, and even running away in the extreme situations. Today, the world is facing the extreme problem of millions of teens running . Going down the dangerous path often causes a troubled kid to be formed. Sadly, like millions of teens today, Donny from “Teenage Wasteland” by Anne Taylor falls down his own slope. Donny is a troubled, immature delinquent who heads…

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    This paper will analyze different fallacies and how they are presented in televised commercials. Engleberg and Wynn (2012, p. 235) state a fallacy is an argument grounded in a false or inaccurate reasoning. There are several different types of fallacies individuals and corporations use to convince others of something, however this paper will specifically focus on slippery slope and appeal to authority. In this commercial a man waits on hold with his cable company. This causes him to become…

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    through three rudiments that, in his opinion, an act must meet to be called euthanasia: 1)A life is taken; 2) The person whose life is taken is believed to be suffering from a disease or injury from which he cannot reasonably be expected to recover, and 3) The taking of the life must be deliberate and intentional. He had a variety of concerns: That euthanasia does violence to the natural goal of survival, it violates God 's commandments and acts against God who is the rightful owner of our body;…

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    to die the simple and truthful fact is that it would cost less and leave more for others. Battin lists some numbers such as; the cost for the upkeep of a coma patient in a nursing home for a full year is approximately 15,000, and a case in 1956 of a 27-year-old women who had an accident, over the course of 18 more years cost 6,000,000 to keep alive. (Battin, 232). These are alarming numbers. This money could have good to so many other things, rather than keep a hopeless cause alive. Another…

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    The Slippery Slope In The Slippery Slope, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire struggled to find the last safe place, which was also known as Hotel Denouement. After falling into the Stricken Stream and floating away, the author (Lemony Snicket) revealed a poem’s certain quatrain portrayed their dire situation. Another picture did the same and showed their nervousness and confusion throughout the perilous adventure. As described by Lemony Snicket, the first…

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    treat the ones who serve and support their fellow humans in such ways as second class citizens that do not deserve the benefit of the doubt? We are all indebted to those who have given their lives to protect the innocence of man. They have given us so many freedoms; our ability to walk down the street, go into a store, buy some milk, and then bring it back home in peace therefore making it possible for us and our loved ones by their sacrifices. When learning ask the questions, ask the what if,…

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