Euthanasia Is The Painless Killing Of A Patient Suffering From An Incurable Disease?

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Euthanasia is “the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable disease

or in an irreversible coma.” The practice of Euthanasia is illegal in most countries. In fact

only three states in the United States and the District of Columbia allow assisted

suicide. Four states have no laws against euthanasia, and 38 states have made

euthanasia illegal. Is it better for a person to live a biological life or a biographical life? If

a person with a terminal illness’s pain can be managed to a tolerable level should they

still have the choice to live or not? There is also the religious view on Euthanasia. Is

there a difference between “letting” someone die and “killing” someone?

In California the “End of Life Option Act” was just recently passed in October.

They were inspired by Oregons act “Death with Dignity Act.” In order for someone to die

with medical assistance in California they must meet certain requirements. A patient

with a terminal illness must have a diagnosis with six months or less to live. The

terminally ill patient must be a resident of California. The patient must orally say two

times with fifteen days between each statement that they want to die. Two witnesses

must be present to hear the patient make that statement. One of the witnesses is not

allowed to be a relative or someone who is going to financially benefit off of the patients

death. The death certificate must state that the cause of death was from the terminal

illness, not by

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