Research One Case Seen in the Uk by the Courts. Do You Think the Outcome Was Morally Right? Research and a Paragraph on Your Opinion.

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“The case I have chosen to research is Anthony Bland (1972-1993). Anthony Bland was a 17-year old victim of the 1989 Hillsborough Football Stadium disaster. He was left in a persistent vegetative state. PVS is a condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without detectable awareness. His parents believe that Anthony would not want to be kept alive in such a condition. The hospital, with the support of his parents, applied for a court order allowing him to ‘die with dignity’. As a result he became the first patient in English legal history to be allowed to die by the courts through the withdrawal of life –prolonging treatment – hydration and artificial nutrition – which he did in 1993.” In my opinion I am against euthanasia, so I think that letting someone die is morally wrong. Even though it lets someone die peacefully, as a Christian it is against God’s law. Many Christians express their views against Euthanasia because of their belief in the Sanctity of Life, which declares no killing is acceptable or justifiable. On the other hand, due to modern changes in society, many Christians are in line with the belief of the quality of a person’s life rather than the sanctity. Overall, we can see that Euthanasia is indeed compatible with the changes in our modern society but not with the traditional view of the sanctity of life which some Christians still hold. Even though I’m against Euthanasia, the outcome was morally right. I think it was morally right as it put a person out of their misery, and since the court, the doctors and the nurses, and the parents had agreed to the death of Anthony Bland, and then I would allow this case to proceed. However others may disagree to this as it would be against their religion, or even their own

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