Euthanasia Speech Essay

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Imagine if a close relative of yours was dying of lung cancer. Each breath they took was agonizing. No medicine or drug could lessen their pain. Their life had become a torture. They ask you to end their torment. What would you do? If you helped to hasten their death, you would most likely go to prison for murder. What this relative has asked you to do is to commit Euthanasia. Webster's Encyclopedia describes Euthanasia as the practice of hastening or causing the death of a person suffering from an incurable disease . Simply put, Euthanasia is mercy killing. Euthanasia is one of the most controversial topics in modern society, and every human being has a different view on it according to their culture, their nation's …show more content…

Belgium is another place where Euthanasia has been made legal and its pro-Euthanasia health system is abused to the same extent as is the Dutch one. If Euthanasia was legalized in Canada, abuse would occur in the same manner. On top of the statistics, there are many other disadvantages of legalizing Euthanasia. For one, how would one go about committing Euthanasia? Most likely, drugs whose sole purpose is to end a human life would have to be legalized as well. It is quite possible that these drugs could fall into the hands of someone who would use them in illegal acts such as murder. Another flaw in legalizing Euthanasia would be that it would become possible for relatives of a dying patient to take advantage of life insurance policies or wills. Family may encourage a patient to choose Euthanasia so that they can receive money from the patients will or life insurance.
After stating all the flaws of Euthanasia, I must describe all the benefits of it. The essential goal of someone committing Euthanasia would be in order to end a dying human being's suffering. In order to fully comprehend what it is like to have a family member asking for you to take their lives, one must refer to the situation stated earlier. If the relative whose every breath was a torment wanted you to help them kill themselves, what would you say to them? Would you deny them an escape

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