Should Voluntary Euthanasia be allowed in the U.K.?

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Should Voluntary Euthanasia be allowed,

by law, in the U.K?

Assisted Suicide, also called Voluntary Euthanasia, is currently a contentious issue in many countries. The question in the debate is this: if a terminally ill person decides that they wish to end their life, is it acceptable for others to assist them? This would normally take the form of a doctor administering a lethal injection, which would end their life painlessly. A clear distinction must be made with involuntary euthanasia, by which someone is ‘put down’ against their wishes, and which is simply murder by another name.

To this date, voluntary euthanasia is not allowed in the U.K. Most people, if determined to end their lives go to Dignitas. Dignitas is a Swiss euthanasia group that helps those with incurable physical and mental illnesses to die. The problem is families are scared that if they take their son or daughter to Dignitas, they might be arrested upon re-entering the country. The family of Dan James, a famous rugby player are being investigated after flying with to their son to Switzerland where he ended his life. Dan James had a promising rugby career ahead of him until he had an accident in a scrum where he dislocated his spine. Even after many operations, he was left unable to move his body other than his fingers’.
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As with every debate, there are pros and cons for both sides of the argument. One of the arguments against euthanasia is that some people get better. This was certainly the case with Ms Alison Dais. She had several severe disabilities and used a wheelchair full time. She was taking morphine, a powerful pain relief drug for her severe spinal pain. She objects to euthanasia because, had it been available when she wanted to die, 19 years ago, when doctors wrongly believed she was terminally ill, than she would have been robbed of some of the best years ...

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