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Euthanasia Essay

  • Submitted by: royalty
  • on April 13, 2009
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,757 words

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Euthanasia is a short term for assisted suicide.   Euthanasia is a controversial topic in the United States today.   The following story tells you why it should be illegal.   On September 11, 2003, a lady named Terri Schindler Schiavo was supposed to be killed by starvation and dehydration.   On September 4, 2003, a judge was scheduled to arrange the intentional dehydration of the weaken woman from Florida, at the request of her husband.   Luckily, the law got in the way of this act.   Judge George W. Greer of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, in Clearwater, Florida, has relentlessly made it clear that he plans to arrange Terri's death by dehydration; even though her husband has refused to provide his wife with any treatment or therapy for more than a decade.   Famous doctors even sworn under penalty of false swearing that her state can be improved with proper medical involvement but the husband wants her dead so he can benefit financially and personally from her death.   Now once she is dead he also plans to marry his fiancé with whom he has begun having children with.   He needed her dead because he couldn’t marry the woman that is having his kids while she is alive.   Terri Schindler Schiavo’s family, who has been keeping her alive for a decade says they want to care for her the rest of her life.   The Governor Jed Bush was also on Terri’s side and he wrote a letter requesting her husband and judge to reconsider.   Euthanasia should only be legal if it’s the last resort or the patient asks for it.
Euthanasia is a form of abandonment according to Brian Pollard.   Humans who have pride and dignity in themselves will not result to euthanasia.   Their mind set will be similar to Cather’s.   “I shall not die of a cold.   I shall die of having lived” (“Cather” 2).   When she said that she meant that she will live her life to the fullest and will not kill herself or let someone else kill her just because she is going through rough times.   A human being has certain rights and intrinsic...

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