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Outline whether you think the law on Euthanasia should be changed in the UK

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Outline whether you think the law on Euthanasia should be changed in the UK (6 marks) Euthanasia is illegal In the UK, as it is in other European countries apart from the Netherlands. There are many grey areas in the law which can cause confusion and controversy. Euthanasia is a very debatable subject and in the UK, the official policy is to oppose all forms of euthanasia. Personally, I agree with the law on euthanasia at the moment for a variety of reasons. From a non-Islamic point of view, I would say that we can not be sure of the patients' wishes. So, this means that if she didn't want to end her life, then it would be as if it was a "murder", as it would be against her desire. ...read more.

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"O you who believe do not kill yourselves for verily God has been to you most merciful" (4:29) In addition, the Holy Prophet had once said that even a Muslim soldier who was dying a painful death on the battlefield and therefore committed suicide, would not be allowed to enter heaven. Also, this life is like a test for Muslims, to see assess their strength in their faith. And by using euthanasia is as if you are cheating and taking a short cut. However, only God can decide when our test is finished, not us. However, I do think the law on euthanasia should be changed because it is very expensive for the National Health Service to keep a patient alive for many years on a life support machine, when there is a chance that another person's life could be saved using that life support machine. ...read more.

Conclusion

to agree to switch off the life support machines as long as doctors think that there is no chance of the patient regaining consciousness. To conclude, I believe that the law of Euthanasia at the moment should not be changed because I feel that many doctors will take advantage of the fact that they are permitted to take away a patients life if they feel that there is not chance of survival. Also, I think that a human cannot choose when to take his life or someone else's, this is purely in the hands of the almighty God. It is said that if we suffer in this life, we will relax in the next life, and by ending things early or pulling the plug, we are not trusting God's promise. And for this reason, I believe that Euthanasia should be illegal now, and in the future. ...read more.

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