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Should Euthanasia Be Legalised In England?

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Tom Rubashow 26th March 2001 RE Essay Should Euthanasia Be Legalised In England? Euthanasia, a dignified death, causes such controversy all over the world. During this essay I will discuss whether euthanasia should be legalised in England. Within the essay, I will put my opinion across. This opinion will become very obvious from very early on but I will try and not let the opinion get in the way of the facts. I would first like to bring up the subject of Holland. In Holland euthanasia has been legalised and there people have been allowed to die via means of euthanasia, when consent is given. ...read more.

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We cannot afford these illegal, painful, unprofessional variations of euthanasia spreading. We must also realise euthanasia takes away pain from the person dying which many, myself included would say that it is better to die with honour, dignity and less pain, than live on with those factors getting worse and worse. So I believe euthanasia should be legalised all over the world, however, there are few problems. As I stated earlier, Holland has had problems deciphering whether consent has been give by the person for the termination of their life. To solve this in England, I would suggest euthanasia be written in the will, saying whether they would want the termination. ...read more.

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That is pressure, physiological pressure. People not sure about euthanasia, with a terminal illness, may be pressured by family and friends to have euthanasia. Even if not deliberate, the person receiving euthanasia may feel in the way, especially when a large will follows their death. The only way I could answer this is by saying that in the end it is their decision and if they feel pressured and choose to be terminated, it is still their decision even if they have been pressured. I feel euthanasia should be legalised in the UK, but as you can see, there are a lot of stumbling points. I expect that one day euthanasia will be legalised but I think that day is a long time off and a lot of protesting will come before that day. ...read more.

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