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Arguing Against Euthanasia

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´╗┐Euthanasia Good Afternoon fellow, today I would like to express my thoughts on euthanasia. You might think to yourself, what is that? Well, that is what I thought, until I had watched a T.V documentary last year. Euthanasia in Ancient Greek means ?good death?. Can you imagine the thought of throwing your life away in a blink of an eye? You would have to think to yourself what really drives people to go through with such a horrendous procedure. Euthanasia can be explained in two ways: Active euthanasia, this happens when a person directly and deliberately causes the persons death. Assisted suicide, this is when the person who wants to die needs help to kill themselves. According to a survey conducted in two thousand and two, sixty three percent of the people who took the survey would want to die on their own without euthanasia and only thirty percent of the people who took the survey would want euthanasia. ...read more.


Charles Odom, a thirty four year-old former Air Force officer, happened to get into an accident that caused him to become disabled. His disabilities did not stop him; Odom got on a plane and flew to the Supreme Court with other people with disabilities. Odom stated, "The worry is that if there's a right to an assisted suicide it will be used to get rid of us." Innocent lives would be taken just because their disabled, that doesn?t sound right to me as again this would devalue life. Pope John Paul II, in two thousand and four quotes- ?A man, even seriously sick or prevented in the exercise of its higher functions, is and will always be a man [he/she] will never become a ?vegetable or an animal?. The intrinsic value and personal dignity of every human being does not change depending on their circumstances. ...read more.


The family went through many courts but in the end her husband won and her feeding tube was removed. She died slowly, after days. Is this the right thing to do to an innocent woman? People who support euthanasia often say that it is already considered permissible to take human life under some circumstances such as self defense - but they miss the point that when one kills for self defense they are saving innocent life - either their own or someone else's. With euthanasia no one's life is being saved - life is only taken. The Roman Catholic Church does not accept that human beings have a right to die. Since it is morally wrong to commit suicide it is morally wrong to help someone commit suicide. I being a Christian am strongly against euthanasia as life is given by God and taken by God. No human being has the authority to take the life of an innocent person, even if that person wants to die. ...read more.

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