Reasons for involuntary euthanasia:
When someone has been a coma for 6 years and during those 6 years has not so much as moved a mussel, I can see why the might want to turn off the life-support machine. I could never be the 1 to flip the switch. Could you. You never know what could happen, maybe they could pull through you never know. If I was the person who flipped the switch the only thing that would be going through my mind is what if I had waited had waited a few more months they could have pulled through. Then again if we kept thinking like that then we could never bring ourselves to do it. Perhaps there was someone else with a 60- 40% chance of recovery that needed that equipment, I would give them that chance. Would you?
Reasons against euthanasia
When someone makes the decision to end their life, it is the last and most important decision they will ever make. They need to think it through really carefully and know in their heart of hearts that is what they want. Even when that is sorted they need to find someone to carry out the task and there isn’t exactly going to be quos of people wanting the job of killing sick people. The victim may be so ill that they can’t do it themselves. So who’s going to do it?
Another reason against euthanasia is God put us on earth he has a plan and he knows when we should live and when we should die we shouldn’t go interfering with this. It is a form of murder. The 6th commandment says “ thy shall not commit murder.” By carrying out euthanasia we are in a way breaking this commandment.
There are so many reasons for and against euthanasia and it seems for every good reason for it there is an equally good reason against to cross it out.
A few years ago my granddad went into hospital for a simple operation. Everything seemed fine until an infection started in the wound. From that the infection spread to his heart he then had to get surgery on his heart when an aneurisms formed in his brain, he then had to get surgery on his brain. This resulted in him taking a stroke and leaving him paralysed down one side. He was in intensive care for months. He made a remarkable recovery and about 3 months later was moved back to Derry hospital were he spent another 5 months gradually getting better. During all that most of the doctors an nurses felt there was no hope for him and as you can imagine they were really shocked when they saw how well he was doing they all thought there was no hope for him. As my mum and grandma were making arrangements for him to come home they got a call from the hospital telling them an abscess had erupted in his stomach and that he had already been through too much to perform more surgery. We prayed for another miracle but I guess it was his time.
After a year and a half of suffering he was finally in no more pain.
I am leaving the conclusion up to you to decide because I don’t think anyone has the right to tell anyone what to do with his or her life. They may advise them but never tell them.
Don’t forget you never know what could happen.