Many years ago, in a small town in Michigan, a woman by the name of Janet Adkins was diagnosed with

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Many years ago, in a small town in Michigan, a woman by the name of Janet Adkins was diagnosed with a horrifying illness known as Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease is an illness that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Early on in the diagnosis, she already believed that her life was over and did not want to deal with the upcoming side effects. To overcome this, she decided to end her life that was (to her) an easy and painless process; however, many considered she basically cheated her way out of life. Yet, she did not want to commit this act fully herself out of fear. So, she contacted Dr. Kevorkian (later on known as 'Dr. Death'). She believed that is someone assisted her in ending her life early, it would not be…show more content…
Firstly, the use of Euthanasia is an unethical method in the ending of one’s life because it is considered murder according to psychiatrist Greg Hamilton, the fifth commandment, and the purpose to all types of Euthanasia: to kill. Referring to the act of euthanasia, psychiatrist Greg Hamilton states, "[...] That's not helping a patient during his dying process[;] that's murdering the patient" (Rudden 255). The right way to treat a dying patient is to aid him or her by giving any type of helpful medication to the patient that may actually save him or her from death. Injecting lethal drugs into an ill patient could possibly make the patient suffer even more and for a longer period of time depending on what type of drug is used. Additionally, "Thou shalt not kill" and "Man should not play God" are oppositions that are based on religious belief (Kastenbaum 532). Breaking this commandment is a grave sin in the Catholic Church. Also, killing a patient no matter what the situation is considered immoral. Christians believe that if one does not repent for a sin as serious as this one, one may not enter the kingdom of Heaven- despite which type of euthanasia is used. Specifically, the other type of Euthanasia, Passive Euthanasia, occurs when an action that may prolong life is withdrawn, such as choosing not to connect a dying person to a life support machine (Kastenbaum 531). 'Pulling the plug' is not considered to be a more gentle way to

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