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Euthanasia should be legalised
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Euthanasia Should Be Legalised
Euthanasia is essentially mercy killing. The word 'euthanasia' stems from the Greek phrase 'euthanatos', meaning 'good death'. Euthanasia has the potential to end the intense suffering of a terminally ill patient; to allow them to pass away with dignity before their life becomes intolerable and illness reduces their ability to make decisions. Legalising of euthanasia in Australia would benefit terminally ill patients in allowing them to end their lives when they have welcomed their passing.
A common case against legalising euthanasia in Australia is the possible consequence of a repeat of the atrocities that were performed in Nazi Germany. Strict safe guards of the use of euthanasia could prevent this from happening; no matter how humane the doctor's motive, the act of performing involuntary euthanasia on any patient is unlawful and abominable. Euthanasia should never be a potential way of camouflaging genocide , the practise of removing people from society who were deformed, insane, senile and those of 'lesser races' in Nazi Germany defies the meaning of euthanasia.
A patient may request euthanasia because they are afraid they may experience degeneration, pointless suffering and the ability to control their life. For this
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