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Euthanasia is a though that ponders in the mind of many everyday. Is it right, is it wrong, who can decide the value of a person's life?

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EUTHANASIA ESSAY By Mike Shakra Euthanasia is a though that ponders in the mind of many everyday. Is it right, is it wrong, who can decide the value of a person's life? Euthanasia is an option that many sick and dying people consider everyday. Euthanasia can be a sick person's only escape from a life of torment and suffering where they are waiting to die. People also choose Euthanasia as a means to ending their life because they feel that can no longer live their lives the way the want to. Finally, people use Euthanasia to end their lives because they feel that only machines and medication are keeping them alive and that they have truly died inside. A careful and close analysis of this topic and a review of some quotes taken from a major motion picture on this subject will show that Euthanasia should be legalized, and implemented in our palliative care system today. The word Euthanasia can be a taboo in the medical care system today. ...read more.


Others might be dependant on supervision and care for the rest of their lives and feel that they are just a burden to their families and society. In the motion picture, Who's Life Is It Anyways, a quadriplegic states "Life for me is over, I can't do the things I want to do; life for me might as well be over." This Attitude is held true by many in the same position. Many quadraplegic feel that their body was everything to them and that they are now trapped within it. Their bodies played important roles in their lives, carrers and social settings. Without the use of their bodies they emotionally cease to exist. People who are being kept alive by machines also lose quality of life. People who are under constant supervision or are kept alive by artificial means often feel that they are a burden to society and place unwanted stress on their families. They come to the realization that they are no longer productive members of society and wish end their lives gracefully and still keep their dignity while they have it. ...read more.


We should consider this as well in the Euthanasia debate as it too holds strong evidence in why we should legalize it. The debate on Euthanasia has been ongoing and as is a very sticky subject to deal with. Many people have proved their cases on why it should be legalized yet it still continues to be morally questioned on a daily basis. There has been a recent outcry by people who are sick and dying as they find Euthanasia as their only option. Whether it is a bout with a terminal illness or an unfortunate accident that has caused paralysis, Euthanasia can end the unnecessary suffering of many and allow people to die with dignity. After a sever and tragic accident many have also lost the quality of life they once enjoyed and would like to end their lives peacefully. Euthanasia can provide all this to people in pain and suffering and the facts show this to be true. With all the evidence given, and the testimonials of many, it is painfully obvious that Euthanasia should be a viable option for those who can no longer live with dignity. ...read more.

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