Euthanasia and the Giver

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Is Euthanasia a right or a privilege? “Euthanasia advocates stress the cases of unbearable pain as reasons for euthanasia” (Euthanasia.com). This means that euthanasia would be a privilege but is illegal. Extreme pain would cause humans to request for their own death, this is when assisted suicide comes to play. Euthanasia can be performed in many different ways for many different reasons. Euthanasia is defined as “The intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit” (Euthanasia.com). Euthanasia by action is described as “Intentionally causing a person's death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection” (Euthanasia.com). A lethal amount of pills is another way…show more content…
When Jonas watched his father release one of the newborns he knew that his father had killed because one of the memories was about death. He freaked out because his father lied but really his dad does not know any better that is just his job. In “The Giver” euthanasia is committed when citizens become too old for the society, when babies born are not developing fast enough, and for those who break the rules. What options does a patient have when the have an incurable illness? Does family and friends sit by waiting and watching the person suffer and slowly die? “The term euthanasia originated from the Greek word for ‘good death’” (Terrisfight.org). Euthanasia would be the best decision for that person, and no one should be able to tell another human being what they can and cannot do with their own life. Everyone has this dream that they want to die a painless death, but in reality people are suffering every second of every day wishing for their death to stop the pain. Euthanasia is illegal in most states in our nation, however the case can be made for it to be legalized for reasons of terminally ill, those with catastrophic paralysis, and those with extreme mental illness. One reason to choose euthanasia is because the patient is terminally ill. Patients with cancer or any other disease that cannot be treated live with it until the day they die. “Allowing people to choose to end treatment is one way to fight the nations

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