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Argument against Euthanasia

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Argument against Euthanasia Euthanasia is a medical procedure which speeds up the process of dying for people with incurable, painful, or distressing diseases. The patient's doctor can stop treatment and instead let them die from their illness. It come from the Greek words for 'good' and 'death', and is also called mercy killing. Euthanasia is illegal in most countries including the UK. If you suffer from an incurable disease, you cannot legally terminate your life. However, in a number of European countries it is possible to go to a clinic which will assist you to die gracefully under some very strict circumstances. Quite a few people are for euthanasia. They think that since we were given an individual mind, we should be able to decide whether we would like to live or die. ...read more.

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We must not destroy anybody's life, especially the vulnerable or innocent. I believe in protection of life, and am against abortion, murder and euthanasia, so we can live our lives to the full. If euthanasia had been legal 40 years ago, there would probably not have been as much progress in medicine or life support systems in hospitals today. This improvement has been possible as doctors and scientists have been trying to reduce suffering. If the pain had been terminated by letting the ill die we would never have known the effects of these diseases. If we had allowed euthanasia it would not have been so urgent to discover new treatments. If we accept euthanasia now we could delay research and new treatments for decades. ...read more.

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Or that presence of pain is worse than the loss of life? Of course, nobody likes to see a creature suffer, especially when the creature has requested a halt to the suffering. But we have to keep our priorities straight. Pro-euthanasianists make it sound as though the extraordinary efforts made to keep people alive are not worthy of human beings. What could be more respectful of human life, than to keep life against all odds and against all hope? All of life is a struggle and a gamble. Nobody knows what life will bring for us. We humans are noble when we continue in the face of the death. Our heroes are not those who have given up but those who have suffered. There is nothing humiliating about having a terrible disease, about screaming in pain, about wishing it would end. The shame lies in surrender. ...read more.

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