Euthanasia: The Pros and Cons

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Euthanasia: The pros
Sarah Carter
Jan 6, 2013

Over the years there has been a debate on whether euthanasia is a “humane” form of death. Some believe it isn't humane and others believe euthanasia is personal choice. Euthanasia is legal Australia and in four states in the united states. The legality of euthanasia is based on ethics primarily. I am pro euthanasia for many reasons; Euthanasia is cheaper, it ends the suffering of patients, and self determinism. Euthanasia is the assisted ending of a person life in response to pain and suffering. There are two types of Euthanasia: Voluntary and involuntary. ("Top 10 Pros and Cons – Euthanasia,2010) Voluntary euthanasia refers to a patient and physician
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The fact that its legal in some places around the world shows that its not a ludicrous alternative to whats known as regular health care. In my opinion America doesn't care about the people, instead they care about war funding and budget cuts. The people making decisions for the United States are not “general population”, they are the 1% meaning that most decisions made don't really effect them. ( Who are the 1%?, 2014) The same goes for the school system, the administrators haven’t been in an actual school as an actual student in decades yet they make decisions on our education. The government forces themselves into private matters of not only the American people but the whole world leaving no room for privacy. The government is pushy. Euthanasia activist Jack Kevorkian said “Dying is not a crime” which is absolutely correct. (Jack Kevorkian, 2014) Dying is apart of living. Kevorkian was arrested for 130 assisted suicides in 1999. He was an advocate for euthanasia because he believed that people shouldn’t be forced to live a life they don’t want. During his rein of assisted suicides Kevorkian didn't base his practices on ethics or even logical terms. It has been said that any person that came to Kevorkian for euthanasia purposes could receive the treatment. When

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