Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia

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The act of taking a person’s life is murder. But would it still be murder if the act was done in order to save the person from certain pain and possibly humiliation? Such an act is known as euthanasia or assisted suicide and is clearly defined as the act of taking a terminally ill patient’s life, or allowing their death in a painless and swift way, ensuring that the said patient does not suffer physically or mentally from their condition. This controversial procedure has sparked many debates in recent times, debates that have yet to reach a conclusion. The main question remains: should we kill in order to relieve pain? But also should a doctor who swore to save lives, be the person to end one? Aren’t there any alternatives to euthanasia? Seeing that euthanasia is subject to an increase in popularity, it would be interesting to see how the world would cope, but also how it will seek to regulate the process, in order to avoid useless deaths. Euthanasia is touted as the ultimate pain relief, but comes at the ultimate price. Religious beliefs notwhistanding, and treating solely on ethical and moral grounds, should euthanasia be offered as a last resort?…show more content…
Personally, I believe that euthanasia should be legalised, albeit only offered as a last resort alternative to terminally ill patients that would have to go through a specific screening process in order to determine if the procedure is needed or
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