Euthanasi Euthanasia And Euthanasia

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Thesis statement: Although euthanasia ends suffering, physicians should not practice euthanasia.
I. Physicians opposing euthanasia realize that the Bible opposes euthanasia. A. Genesis states that God created man in His image. B. Exodus states that God forbade man to kill.
II. Physicians opposing euthanasia realize that euthanasia violates the patient’s trust. A. Physicians will not be trusted to treat patients. B. Physicians will not be trusted as a whole.
III. Physicians opposing euthanasia realize that they can find a better solution than euthanasia. A. The patient can still survive. B. The patient can take pain medication.
Restatement of Thesis: Even though mercy-killing terminates pain, doctors should not terminate life under the guise of euthanasia.

Killing for Mercy “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. . . . In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art” (Kass 301). Hippocrates, known by many as the “Father of Medicine,” included the above statement in his famous Hippocratic Oath. Many doctors today swear this oath, but why would they need to? In many countries in the world today such as the Netherlands, doctors practice euthanasia or physician- assisted suicide. What constitutes euthanasia? What identifies physician-assisted suicide? What distinguishes the two of them? Michele M. Mathes —Ethics Education Coordinator for the…
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