Banu Thuraisingam




Euthanasia is the act of killing someone painlessly generally if the person is terminally ill. Thus if you want to die you can request it and it would be done. Many people who tried to kill themselves are stopped by others. Most of them go to counseling and lead better lives. If they had been euthanized or assisted to die they would have never had that chance. A study proves that 886 people that are rescued from attempted suicides found that five years later a mere 3.84 percent went on to kill themselves. Therefore what kind of world would this be if voluntary euthanasia was legalized?

There are two sides to this issue pro-life and pro-choice. The main organizations which are pro-life are mostly due to religious reasons. No where in any religious text does it approve of killing. Almost all religions with a supreme God have a command in their holy books saying that one should not kill. In the bible it says "Thou shalt not kill." This rules out any type of killing, euthanasia included. Some might say that God would not like to see his people in agony but is this really the case? Killing yourself would mean that you are being selfish as you are thinking about the pain you are going through. A number of religions believe that pain is part of life's circle. Some Christians believe that since Jesus Christ's suffered on the cross, we are meant to suffer as well. Euthanasia would be a short cut.
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In a Biblical story it says "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any may destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy and that is what you are." This shows their belief that human life is sacred as God created them. Therefore people believe that human life should be protected and preserved. They also believe that people are made by God's image so they believe that life carried a special value and dignity. By ending ...

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