The Controversial Issue Of Euthanasia

958 Words Mar 18th, 2015 4 Pages
In discussions of terminal illness, one controversial issue has been the legalization of euthanasia. On one hand, people contend that they should have the right to choose to die painlessly. On the other hand, skeptics argue that patients with a terminal illness should let nature run its course. Others even maintain that it devalues life. My own view is that people should have the right to choose assisted suicide. Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. There are many forms of euthanasia that are allowed in a few states as long as the legal restrictions are met. To be voluntarily euthanized, you must be suffering from a terminal illness that can’t be cured or if the patient has a very low chance of surviving treatment for their illness. If a terminally ill patient expressed to be euthanized at a competence state prior to an incompetence state then others can decide to end his life on good terms because they know that is what they would’ve wanted. Many lives could be laid to rest peacefully and painlessly, that is if the law allowed terminally ill patients to do so everywhere. Euthanasia is legal in quite a few countries regarding some restrictions. Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Different restriction policies of euthanasia apply to the assisted suicide policies that are legal in countries such as Albania, Colombia,…
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