Essay Euthanasia is Morally Wrong

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, Euthanasia is “conceding painless death to a patient who is considered to be hopelessly ill, because of a non-curable disease”. The term is used to refer to the act of deliberately taking the life of a sick person, especially those who are sick from terminal illnesses. Patients in this category are normally those who are nearing their death from a persistent terminal illness and medicine does not to have much effect on them. Different scholars hold different opinions on whether to legalize the practice. Some stage a very strong that attempt to justify euthanasia. They argue that it is a common practice in the US and that it serves to end a person’s suffering and save the family members a lot of emotional…show more content…
The article that I will use to develop my case is by J. Gay-, “the wrongness of Euthanasia.” that argues against the practice.

Gay-William, in his essay “the wrongfulness of euthanasia”, argued that that the fundamental nature and goal of human beings and other living things is to survive. He illustrates this with various biological body processes that function to sustain life. This processes include blood cloting and and the action of the white blood cells that fight pothogens in the body to prevent death from occurring. This process proves the point that continuity of life is a natural goal and remaining alive is the ultimate objective of all living organisms. Even the way we dash from the road to avoid being ran over by a vehicle shows that we dearly protect the precious gift of life that once lost can never be recovered. Therefore, euthanasia is in contrary to this fact because it goes against the very reason of human existence. It denies people a chance to live for an extra day, who knows another miracle might happen, and the person will regain their sound health. God warns against taking somebody’s life deliberately unless with a compelling reason. Only those who believe in that religion
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