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Robert Latimer Euthanasia Research Paper

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Robert Latimer had killed his 12-year old daughter, who was disabled and was suffering. Latimer told police he did it. He said he loved his daughter and could not bear to watch her suffer from a severe form of Cerebral Palsy. So he placed her in the cab of his Chevy pickup, ran a hose from the exhaust to the cab, climbed into the box of the truck, sat on a tire and watched her die. People in society either agree or disagree with this type of murder. Some people believe that it is absolutely terrible and some believe that it is the only option that there is, and that it is the “nice” thing to do. The killing of his daughter is known as Euthanasia. Euthanasia is “the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries.” There are many pros and cons of Euthanasia.

Pros and cons of Euthanasia as a whole is somewhat different from the pros and cons of the story where Robert Latimer was convicted for murdering his daughter. Some of the pros of Euthanasia are: to
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The killing of his daughter is known as Euthanasia. She never gave consent, but he did it because he couldn’t bear watching his daughter suffer. If I was Robert I would have taken her to the doctor so tests could be ran to prove that there was no hope; I’d have the doctor inject her. I would never have the strength to kill the child of my own, and I would not resort to Euthanasia until I knew that she had a week or so left to live. I don’t think the idea of Euthanasia is wrong, but how people decide for the patient is wrong. There are many pros and cons to Euthanasia as a whole and the story of how Tracy died. In conclusion, there are still heavy discussions about the topic of Euthanasia. The right to die with dignity is justifiable, but how Robert Latimer handled the situation and the outcome of the situation could have been much
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