Euthanasia Is The Painless Killing Of Someone

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Would someone want to die miserably or to die without pain? Euthanasia is the painless killing of someone that is suffering from a disease or something that is incurable. “The concept of dying with one’s personhood intact is often referred to as a “Socratic death.” In today’s parlance, it is often called “dying with dignity” (“Dying with Dignity” 1996; Solovy 1999)” (Patel 38). In Greek, euthanasia literally means a good death. There are also many different versions of euthanasia. The one that is legal in the United States is physician aid in dying (PAD) or assisted suicide. Active euthanasia is when one person is brought to death by an act, and passive euthanasia is when someone leaves the person to die. There are also voluntary and involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is when a patient asks to die, whereas involuntary euthanasia is when the patient is unable to choose between to live or to die, so someone such as a family member can make the choice. Patients do not want to have their loved ones see themselves be in a spot that is almost impossible to survive. Euthanasia is illegal almost everywhere in the world because many believe it is morally wrong. Although others around the world may say it is morally wrong, around seven in ten people in the United States support euthanasia. Studies have also shown that the Netherlands are not going down the slippery slope, so the United States should legalize euthanasia. There are also many stories that end…
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