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Should we have a right to die?

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Should We Have The Right To Die? Most of us assume that every human being born into this world has a "right to life," then it logically follows that every human being has a right to end their life (or a "right to die"). Because death is a part of life, a person's right to life logically assumes a right to not have that life. This is a huge controversial argument in which no right or wrong answer has been found and possibly never will be. Every living person in society has their own individual opinion and situation on life and because of this, society as whole may never be able to come to a stable agreement about humans having the right to die if they so wish. When we say people having the right to die, we mean if they have the right to use euthanasia as a way out of life. Euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person by an act or an omission for that person's alleged benefit. For example if they are terminally ill and will never be able to recover, that person may believe that their quality of life is ...read more.


Christians believe that euthanasia is a sin and they imply that life is a sacred gift from god. They think that God created every person, whether sick, healthy, disabled or able-bodied and that practicing euthanasia does not show any kind of respect to God. In fact they believe it goes against the commandment 'Do not murder'. The sanctity of life is a huge factor for a Christian and that means 'the quality of being sacred or holy'. They believe there is something special or holy about human life. Every human, Christians believe life is special gift from God so therefore humans should not have the right to die voluntarily. However, there are millions of people who are atheists and live a secular life. This would mean that they wouldn't rely on a religion compelling their thoughts and ideas on euthanasia. As I am a fairly secular person myself I find it hard to reason what other factors apart from the law and religion interfere with a persons right to die. Other secular opponents however, could argue that whatever rights we have are limited by our obligations. ...read more.


Retrospectively I cannot come to a definite concluding answer to this argument, although I do have some strong thoughts on the topic. At first glance I do believe that we should have the right to die in some circumstances. A healthy living person should never really have the right to die, as their excuse couldn't be justifiable. Also if they by some chance had the opportunity of euthanasia by lying they could actually be using medicines that could help end a real ill persons life. Many families are fortunate enough not to have any ill members of their family, but there are those unfortunate families also. If a member of your family became terminally ill, you would like to have the option of them having the right to die if it got unbearable for them. You would also hope to have that choice if you were to become ill one day. Having the right to die could also stop people from committing suicide in negative ways i.e. overdose. If they felt they had a right to die, they could possible embark on having a more respectful and peaceful death. ?? ?? ?? ?? Carmen Barlow Essay 2 Richard Dunn R.S ...read more.

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