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Should Euthanasia be legalised in the UK

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Should Euthanasia be Legalised in the UK; Is it too much? Euthanasia is an act in which a patient deliberately chooses to be killed for their benefit although if they are not able to give their consent then it is known as 'Involuntary Euthanasia'. Presently, it is illegal in most countries but many people disagree with this: they feel that if you do not give the patient a right to die then they will be living in pain and discomfort. However a large number of the population also believe that Euthanasia should be classed as murder. They deem killing someone as being not right when you can help them. The government of the UK agree with this forcing citizens to travel to countries like Switzerland to end their lives - Is this really the action they should have to take? Many people believe that Euthanasia should be all about the patient and what they want. The person who is suffering and only them should choose what happens in their life, as it is their free will to do so. ...read more.


so they can make their own decision without a distorted judgement as '90% of people that are suffering from terminal illnesses also suffer from depression' - USA Today. This would enable the patient to make a decision that is clear and right for them. In addition, many patients express that dying with dignity is very important to them. They want to be able to enjoy their life to the full which, in some cases, means being able to end their life earlier to benefit them. This gives them the best quality of life as they don't have to continue to suffer in pain and discomfort but they also die a painless death. A victim of motor neurone syndrome tells sky news why this is important: 'Not only is it my family that have to watch me suffer, but I am living in pain and I am slowly losing respect from everyone around me.' It is their intentional decision to end their life, which is seen as a cry for help in some people's eyes. ...read more.


People that have terminal illnesses continue to get increasingly worse over time until they come to their death where as if they were to ask someone to perform Euthanasia on them then a patient with a curable condition can be helped and the NHS would also have more money to spend on them instead of wasting it on those destined to die. To change the law, to make Voluntary Euthanasia legal for patients that suffer from terminal illnesses could help in so many ways emotionally and physically whether it is to do with the patient or the people around them. Their families would have a chance to be prepared for their loved ones death and would suffer less if they knew when and what was going to happen. Involuntary Euthanasia is different and should not be legalised as people could use it against a patient as an excuse for murder which would then put society in danger. Do you what you think is right. Their cry for help is overwhelming and waiting to be heard; the distressing times when you find it difficult to watch: it's an everlasting journey that needs to be stopped. It's your choice. Philippa Harkness English ...read more.

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