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What is Euthanasia?

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Euthanasia Euthanasia is defined as the practice of mercifully ending a person's life in order to release a certain person from an incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. Active euthanasia is when a doctor, for example would painlessly end the life of a patient for merciful reasons, like giving them a lethal or poisonous injection of medication. Passive euthanasia is when you are not doing something to prevent the death of a patient, for example using a life support machine to keep a terminally ill patient alive. Currently in the UK there is no law directly dealing with euthanasia. Although it is illegal to actively end another person's life for example giving a patient a lethal injection, in reality some doctors may practice a form of 'passive euthanasia'. ...read more.

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dignity and that the decision about euthanasia could be made while the patient is not under any stress of immediate suffering or anxiety. Most Christians would argue that since life is given by God it is only God who has the right to take life away. However many Christians would argue that since it is possible for modern medicine to keep a person alive there should be the possibility to "turn the machines off" if a person is clinically or brain dead. Euthanasia questions the role that the elderly, infirm and handicapped have in our society. Because the care of the elderly is an important part of this, is euthanasia helping people to "die with dignity"? Some Christians who disagree with euthanasia but support the idea of dying with dignity have been involved with the setting up of the Hospice movement. ...read more.

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I certainly disagree with him, and he should stay with his beliefs. Life is a gift that God himself gave us and should not be taken away by another means or person, accept by God. Also I feel that euthanasia is making him devalue his life, which is the most important thing in the world. Why should he be making it disposable? I also believe that euthanasia makes people such as this person feel like they are a nuisance, and they might decide to opt for euthanasia, even no they may want to life on, as this opinion may be open to them. Euthanasia should be kept for people like these. It would only give then ideas that could lead to disaster. Total Number of Words: 744 Josh Nixon Miss Glenn ...read more.

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