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Euthanasia should be a mater of choice.

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Euthanasia should be a mater of choice Euthanasia is the act of assisting in the suicide of those who are unable to do those themselves, usually because they are impaired by the very disease that puts them in this situation. Not only are we condoning their choice to die by helping them are we committing an act of murder? In recent years, euthanasia has been a major controversial debate especially with the influx of medical techniques enabling us to keep persons alive in an increasingly impaired state. The first country to legalise euthanasia was the Netherlands in 1973 ever since terminal patients have been travelling to specialised clinics in order to meet their fate. From this point on the question of permitted death has rampaged through British newspapers, for example; An article entitled: "I was right to save Mongol children." Involving a doctor's decision to go against the parent's decision to let their baby die of natural causes whilst a safe cure was readily available. ...read more.


Although if the drug is unsuccessful then the right-to-die will be restored. This begs the question of whether the right should be revoked under any circumstances even those such as this. Another example of euthanasia in the media is in the controversial play "Whose life is it anyway." Which confronts many issues on whether euthanasia is right and the struggle of having it put through covered with a comedic overtone. It is based on the story of an accident victim who is paralysed from the neck down, and has no chance of recovery although his intellect is intact. It shows how many doctors can get so wrapped in saving human life that they forget that that life has the right to choose. One of the main issues that euthanasia brings up is religion, this can work both ways, for example in Christianity suicide is a cardinal sin and as such even if they are indirectly involved any Christian members of the chain in command will always be against it no matter the situation. ...read more.


The family? They would know the wishes of the patient. The doctor? They have the experience and medical knowledge. The law? They have the power. More often than not the doctor has their say which brings me on to medical science. Whether they re postponing death just because they can, ignoring whether they should. The value of the doctor's opinion depends upon the sanity of the patient is debatable because is being suicidal suggest insanity in itself? Or can there be a rational train of thought which results in wishing to die? Is any depression rational? To summarise this is a multi faceted issue and has no definite answers however in my opinion it should be applicable but only after court hearing due to the possibility of corruption but that begs the question where should we draw the line? Where should euthanasia become possible? This I do not know but perhaps an entire jury would be able to do so? I also believe that euthanasia is different to the removal of treatment and perhaps this is a more acceptable option because it allows for the chanceof recovery. ...read more.

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