The Ethical Dilemma Of Euthanasia

1493 WordsDec 19, 20166 Pages
Ethical Dilemma: Euthanasia Euthanasia has always been a common topic especially a debatable one talking about allowing patients who are suffering from any incurable disease or condition or even in an irreversible coma to choose to end their live on their own terms painlessly. The following will discuss a specific case and analyzed using the Christian worldview. Since the moral debate of euthanasia is such a topic of controversy, potential solutions towards the issue, and how such solutions can be compared to the core beliefs and the values within the Christian worldview. Ethical Dilemma At 17, a Jodi was swimming with friends when she dove into the water fracturing her vertebrae. This incident left her as a quadriplegic meaning she is paralyzed from the shoulders down diminishing her quality of life severely, because of this she has been depressed. This young girl can no longer follow her dreams. The question now is should her wished to be euthanized be granted so she can no longer be a burden to her family? The moral issue is should someone like her who may be in her condition be allowed to legally terminate their life or life a debilitating life forever depending on others to take care of them? There is not vary many options in a scenario such as this one; other than the obvious options of living or euthanasia, there are other options though that can be considered like going to a rehab facility so one is not dependent on family, and also seeking out trials to try and
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