The Issue Of Euthanasia And Euthanasia

2073 Words Mar 8th, 2016 9 Pages
The Right to Die

Sometimes in life, things don’t turn out how one may have planned. Accidents happen, people grow old, and people get sick. These different events are not always comfortable, and sometimes even cause one to want to end his or her life. In extreme cases, when a person’s quality of life is beyond toleration or they feel as though there is no point to living, the issue of euthanasia often arises. Euthanasia is technically defined as “the act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering”. In america people have the right to end their life.

The topic of euthanasia is one that is highly disputed among people over the world.” Euthanasia means killing someone who is very sick to prevent more suffering” (Weaver 1). An example of this is “Terri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage following cardiac arrest in 1990. She entered what doctors call permanent vegetative state. In other words, a person seems to be awake but is not conscious. Ms.Schiavo’s husband and her parents fought about whether she should be kept alive by a feeding tube. The public and press argued over the issue as well. The case was so hotly debated that even then-President George W. Bush got involves. He signed a law aimed at keeping Ms. Schiavo alive. In 2005, Micheal Schiavo won the right to speak for his wife. Her feeding tube was removed. Terri Schiavo died 13 days later”(Weaver 1). Basically this is saying Ms. Schiavo died in order to…
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