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A balanced argument for euthansia?

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Against Euthanasia Christianity teaches that all life comes from God: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Genesis 1:26-28 You can not kill for you are destroying god's creation, you are killing apart of god, and you are killing god. ...read more.


It is clear from the Bible that human beings are not to choose when they die: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 From a non-religious point of view euthanasia is a bad thing, it eliminates the possibly that the person can heal from their problems. There are many examples of patients who refused euthanasia and survive. If we conduct euthanasia at the first sign of pain, we are eliminating the possible chance of recoverery. It is a murder of life that can still live, a live that can be healthy and perfect. Beneficence of Euthanasia Euthanasia allows patients death with dignity because continuing to live can inflict more problems, on both the patient having ...read more.


To cope with this society can allow the withdrawal of treatment from individuals when it is deemed futile but this only serves to prolong the agony and may increase the suffering of the patient. The legalisation of euthanasia would allow the introduction of a quick and easy death when all other medical interventions are futile and is deemed to beneficent to the patient. Since one of the main aims of medicine is to relieve suffering, it is surely a medical duty to relieve the suffering of a patient through death Economical reasons are for euthanasia, life support mavhines are expensive to run. If the siutaion looks completely useless why not end some ones live. The tax-payers have to pay more money to drag someone through unnecessary pain. It will save more money. In the united kingdom there is a shortage of life support machines, euthanasia can remove someone unlikely to recover and gave the chance of recovery to someone else. ...read more.

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