Legalizing Active Euthanasia

953 WordsJul 9, 20184 Pages
Ethics Euthanasia is the act of killing a patient who is undergoing a very serious painful disease that can’t be cured. The killing process involved does not involve any pain. There are different classification of euthanasia; involuntary and voluntary, non-voluntary, passive and active euthanasia. Active euthanasia refers to the painless killing of a patient using poison. It is done by administering any poisonous injection to the hopeless patient (Wennberg 175). People across the world, including the Americans, view the theme of active euthanasia differently. Some oppose while others propose depending on the issue at hand. Basing on the arguments, it mostly depends on the effects that come out from it. I argue that the justification of…show more content…
Death should not be planned by anyone instead we should wait. More so, suicide is against God's wish. Now, focusing on being against the legalization of active euthanasia, based on most research, I found there are principles stated. This includes the principle of protecting and preserving life of a human is against legalizing it. Most of the governments work against committing suicide such as abortion (Wennberg 137). There will be an injustice involved if it is legalized. Not all patients will offer to undergo through the process. However, others prefer to wait for the death that was ordained by God. Therefore, they will suffer from injustice resulted from the authority who enjoys it. Research says that not all people suffering would prefer that silent suicide (Keown 266). Thus, they provide a solution of waiting. Let us base our research conducted by a psychiatrist. Most of the patients are left with a huge burden of choosing the best option to fall on it. Therefore, the patients suffer more due to the pressure in which they are involved. Patients having active euthanasia in mind suffer individual conflicts. In this case, active euthanasia viewed as an immorality in the society. Research says that most of the patients loved ones suffers greatly. They always ask themselves questions like, what if we could have left him to wait for death ordained by God. Therefore, these people
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