Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

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Legalization of euthanasia in China
Youyou Zhuang
English Language Center, University of Victoria

Youyou Zhuang, a student in English language center of University of Victoria. zhuangyoyo@gmail.com Legalization of euthanasia in China
The hospital is a place where to cure the sickness and to save the patients. Have you ever thought a kind of “killing” could happen in the hospital? It is the “mercy killing”, also called euthanasia. Till now, euthanasia is legal in Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Colombia, and Japan and in the US states of Washington, Oregon, Vermont, New Mexico, and Montana. “ 'Euthanasia ' is generally understood to mean the bringing about of a good death - 'mercy killing, ' where one person, A, ends the life of another person, B, for the sake of B.”(n.d.) Euthanasia should be legalized in china because some patients suffer so much pain from some deadly disease, because the cost of maintaining such patients’ lives for only a short time is huge, and because human should have the right to decide whether to end their own lives or not.
The first reason is that for some patients with the deadly disease, it is not better to use drugs to maintain their lives than to die with dignity. “This understanding of euthanasia emphasizes two important features of acts of euthanasia. First, that euthanasia involves the deliberate taking of a person 's life; and, second, that life is taken for

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