Arguments Against Euthanasia In Indiana

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Euthanasia Portia Eckert HCA 322 Brian Addis March 31, 2012 Euthanasia Euthanasia is derived from the Greek eu, ’good” and thanatos ,’death” –literally an easy or good death (Encyclopedia of Ethics,2012). It is also defined as “the act or practice of putting to death another person or animal suffering from incurable conditions or diseases, typically in a painless manner.” Euthanasia has been debated for centuries. Is it the right thing to do? Is it a horrible act? Should it be legal? All questions that people ask themselves and discuss when the topic is brought up. In this paper I will discuss the special circumstances for euthanasia, how I feel about it and what is legal in the state of Indiana. There are a lot of opinions…show more content…
This chapter does not authorize euthanasia or any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit the natural process of dying, including the withholding or withdrawing of life prolonging procedures under this chapter ( I do not agree with this law completely, hopelessly ill people who in the end will have to die in unbearable pain, wish to be freed from a life that has become a burden to them. They should not be compelled against their will to endure their meaningless suffering (Fenigsen, R. 2011). The government does not always think of how patients feel about the subject which is sad. Unfortunately the law that we follow is not made to think of how patients feel but how others will feel. In this paper I have discussed bout how I feel about Euthanasia. I have told you that I support it to an extent. I have listed the reasons for euthanasia to be legal and how it should play out. I have also told you that it is not legal for someone in my state to be euthanized. Hopefully some day there will be a lawful way for someone to end their life, so that people will not have to suffer at their weakest

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