Euthanasia is criminal and does not agree with the morals of people today. Ed Feinstein, senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California states that, “It [prayer] recognizes God as the one who decides ‘Who will live and who will die’” (Wood 3 added brackets). Assisted suicide is a peculiar process and not the intended way to die. The constitution of India comments in Article 21 on the right to life:
‘Right to life’ is a natural right embodied in Article 21 but suicide is an unnatural termination or extinction of life and, therefore, incompatible and inconsistent with the concept of ‘right to life’. It is the duty of the State to protect life and the physician’s duty to provide care and not to harm patients. If euthanasia is legalised, then there is a grave apprehension that the State may refuse to invest in health (working towards Right to life). Legalised euthanasia has led to a severe decline in the quality of care for terminally-ill patients in Holland.
If euthanasia is legalized it will change the values of doctors and push them to pressure other terminal patients into euthanasia. Euthanasia goes against the Hippocratic Oath doctors take at the beginning of their career and places them in an unsafe environment. Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, who has a PhD in philosophy states, “ . . . health care providers are likely to experience ever-increasing moral distress over how to abide by the Hippocratic Oath’s