Euthanasia Is Wrong

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A patient is suffering from lung cancer which has developed into its late stages and the patient's health is very critical. The patient suddenly requests to be given euthanasia or help assist suicide to end the suffering. But the physician denies the patient's request due to being illegal in the state. This violates the patient's right to determine if they want physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. A well known philosopher, John Locke, once said, "Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions." A person is given their natural rights since they were born and no one has any right to take them away. The patient has the right to request euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide if…show more content…
It is unpleasant feelings or emotions that develop when untreated. The patient may feel depressed from all the suffering he or she has gone through with their families and friends. Depression can lead to many things when making the decision to proceed with assisted suicide. By requesting their desired need in assisted suicide may help ease their suffering and while spending time with their loved ones, families, and friends before they die. An article by Ezekiel Emanuel states, "Dutch researchers followed 138 terminally ill cancer patients and found that depressed patients were four times more likely to request euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. Nearly half of those who requested euthanasia were depressed." Depression has become high doses of medication that causes the patient to review on the option to suffer more or die. The people who requested euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide were suffering from depression and they should be given what they want rather than denying. It is their natural rights as human beings to make the decision to proceed with assisted suicide if he or she desires it to end…show more content…
A patient with terminally ill disease being in critical stage may be suffering from immense about of pain each day of their life. They have the right to request euthanasia that completely ends that suffering. Euthanasia is the painless killing of an patient with incurable disease or painfully disease. In an article by Vinod Sinha, he explains what euthanasia is used for and how exactly it works. He states, "the intent is to end the patient’s life, while in the administration of pain medications that may also hasten death; the intent is to relieve suffering." The intent of those medication is to help relive patient's suffering which is what the patient desires. The pain each day the patient suffers from helps motivate him or her to accept the option to proceed with assisted suicide or euthanasia. Because euthanasia is painless, patients would prefer to die painlessly rather than dying painfully due to their terminal disease. And as basic human rights, the patient has the right to request a painless death to relive the suffering and
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