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What would you do if someone you loved asked you to help them die?

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What would you do if someone you loved asked you to help them die? Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are some cases called euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are many meanings and ideas to many people about the value of human existence, but the question lies before each and every one of us- do human beings have the right to decide the issues of life and death for ourselves. Most religions disapprove of euthanasia. ...read more.


Virtually all religions state that those who become vulnerable through illness or disability deserve special care and protection, and that proper end of life care is a much better thing that euthanasia. Pope John Paul the 2nd sees euthanasia as grave violation of the law of god, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person. The Catholic Church regards euthanasia as morally wrong. It has always taught the absolute and unchanging value of the commandment '' you shall not kill". The church has said that "nothing and no one can in any way permit the killing of an innocent human being, whether a fetus or an embryo, an infant or an adult, an orderly person, or one suffering from an incurable disease, or a person who is dying." ...read more.


And lastly human life is special- Human beings are made in gods image, therefore they have a special value and dignity, this value doesn't depend on the quality of a particular life, even if that life is full of pain and suffering. God gave us our lives and god is the final authority over our lives. Solutions for people who request euthanasia should receive loving care, psychological and spiritual support, and appropriate remedies for pain and other symptoms. Medicines capable of alleviating or suppressing pain may be given to a dying person, even if this therapy may indirectly shorten the person's life so long as the intent is not to hasten death. Patients can then live with dignity until the time of their natural death, and again that's our gods choice. ...read more.

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