Euthanasia = Murder Essay

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Did you ever think about what you would do once you were no longer able to take care of yourself? The pain and the suffering that you may go through, and without your consent a doctor decides to pull the plug on you. Although that may be what you want, that would be known as human euthanasia. Why would someone want to legalize such a thing? Don’t you value your life enough to hope to stay alive? If euthanasia were legal, how would people think of doctors who practiced this form of homicide? Doctors are supposed to be our healers and protectors of the sick and disabled. We as patients hope to find relief and comfort from our health physicians, not quick judgment on who has the right to live based on their condition. Another thing…show more content…
Think about it in this sense, a lot of babies are born premature and are placed in extensive care units before they are cleared to leave the hospital. If anything happens to the baby, such as heart failure or the baby tends to stop breathing, the doctors have the right to not save the baby. Even with the parents of said baby wanting their child to live, they are told by physicians that there baby had the right to die. Many deaths in the U.S. are suicide. Suicide consists of one killing one-self due to emotional and physical pain. Suicide is a very tragic, individual act, but euthanasia is not a private act. It is about letting one person facilitate in the death of another. The U.S. Constitution mentions many things such as, all the rights that citizens of the U.S. pertain. Yet the right to die is nowhere to be seen within the document. The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. In most cases, death does not equal happiness.

Within this first paragraph I decided to put the writer of the editorial in the shoes of someone placed in the situation of euthanasia. I wanted the writer to actually think about and feel the stress and emotional pain that is usually dealt with the situation. Usually making people put themselves in a particular predicament persuades them into changing their views
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