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Euthanasia Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit

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Euthanasia Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. The voluntary euthanasia society( A.K.A Exit) seeks to change the law on euthanasia as it believes that people should be permitted to choose when they want to die, if they are suffering from a terminal illness, to help take away the fear of the process of dying and to stop needless suffering. Last week, lords have been debating right to die plans. Lord Joffe's bill would introduce new drugs which doctors could prescribe to patients suffering from terminal illness. ...read more.

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By being euthanized, this contradicts many statements in the bible and people think that euthanasia gives humans the ability to play the role of god. Many Christians view euthanasia as murder and murder is outlawed in the sixth commandment. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 teaches Christians that everyone's body is a temple for god, "it is a temple for those who have asked god into their lives". According to Christian teaching everyone is precious in god's eyes, and therefore should be precious in human's eyes. It is very hard for a Christian to support euthanasia whenever the bible and religious leaders condemn euthanasia. ...read more.

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36000 people die of flu each year. So if you put the number of people who will be euthanized into proportion, euthanasia will only affect a very small number of people. Euthanasia does not only affect the person dieing, it also affects their families and friends. However, in 1992, when a doctor gave a patient an overdose, as the patient was pleading to die, the patient's family supported the doctor throughout the trial. This shows that families who have someone who wants to be euthanized agree with the procedure. I do not see any logic continuing treatment to a patient when it is hopeless, as this will just prolong life, which contradicts the bible. Surely this should be illegal if euthanasia is? ...read more.

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