Euthanasi A Debate Of Morals, Ethics And The Value Of Human Life
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Euthanasia has been a long emotional and tedious debate stemming as far back as ancient
Roman and Greek times and is highly controversial still to this day. Some even reference
Hippocrates the father of Western medicine and his Hippocratic Oath as a means of being against legalizing euthanasia in every state. Euthanasia is a debate of morals, ethics and the value of human life. Those against euthanasia focus on the word killing, but it is the person doing it to themselves and not someone else especially someone out of vengeance or criminal act. For some it is even a religious stance and say it is God’s will and only he shall decide when someone dies.
More importantly those against it fail to see it is about an individual who is terminally ill should have the right to end their own life. Those against euthanasia argue that legalizing it is a slippery slope and use the terminology associated with murder. Those opposed to euthanasia also, argue that there is no way to regulate euthanasia and I say what proof is there a slippery slope would occur especially when one wants to do with their body as they wish. Dying is a natural happening for us all and therefore it should be a natural right incorporated with the other natural rights we are born with as American citizens. For the last several decades support for euthanasia has been strong in the United States. According to a poll conducted by Gallop in May 8-11, 2014
“Most Americans continue to support