Euthanasia - Dr. Jack Kevorkian Essay

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Euthanasia - Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Is euthanasia murder or is it actually saving someone from extra pain and suffering? This is just one of the questions that are causing so much debate in our society today. Should euthanasia be illegal?

Is it right that a person has to suffer through three months of life support before they die just because the law says that even though a person is going to die soon that it is wrong to help them end their suffering because that would be considered murder. Many people believe that euthanasia should be legalized. This has caused a lot of controversy in today’s society especially with religious organizations. Almost all churches claim that nobody has the right to take another persons life away except
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Euthanasia is not the same as suicide; euthanasia is taking the pain away from someone who will die soon anyway because of outstanding circumstances: Suicide on the other hand is killing one’s self to ease mental stress that they have. The words ‘attempted suicide’ implies that death was aimed at but was not accomplished. The term, attempted suicide, has been used when a person intentionally harmed themselves in a way that could lead to death even though it was not evident if they really wanted to die. A lot of people who attempt suicide not really want to die but want the attention they will receive from just attempting it.

Some people say that euthanasia will end suffering and pain. But what proof do they have or what right do they have to make that claim" (143). Many authors have asked what proof people have to back up their claims but many of them never have any proof at all and are just relying mostly on their own personal beliefs or feelings. They don’t have any factual evidence that euthanasia will or will not end suffering. Some people believe that euthanasia would only end the burden on those who are around the sick. The reason that they think this is that they believe that the people only end a life to end the burden of worrying and the burden of paying high bills. This is a clear-cut example of just some of the debatable issues behind the topic of euthanasia. Many people believe that others might use euthanasia to send old parents or other
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