Essay on The Morality of Euthanasia

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People have the right to medical care, but pain and suffering for a person has to be one of the toughest things in life to deal with. In the health care world, few topics create a debate as heated as euthanasia. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word meaning good death. Euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of a person either by lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment. Most religious beliefs say that God is the only one that has the right to decide the termination of any life. Euthanasia should be a person’s right of choice legally and ethically. People are faced with choices on a daily basis throughout their lives. Having the choice of euthanasia allows a quick, humane, and painless way to end pain and suffering. …show more content…
Religion allows a person to be comforted by God’s will. People are to not suffer under Gods will if they have faith. The truth is, religion can’t relieve pain, suffering, and terminal illnesses. Millions of people go through the experience of pain, suffering, and terminal illness on a daily basis. Some pain and suffering is on a temporary timeframe, some pain and suffering is long-term, and some pain and suffering is forever and will never go away. Religion can’t alleviate a person’s pain, suffering, or condition without the help of the medical field. According to religion a person should not have to suffer, yet there are millions of religious believers who suffer day-to-day. Jonathan Swift, a Priest, once took a tour of a hospital which had many sick children and infants with whom they would never know a parent or a home. Most of the children and infants were terminally ill and were going to pass. Jonathan made a powerful statement “To say these people were created in the “image of God” begs the question. At the existential moment between life and death, is it not for us, the living, to commend these lives to God? What else can we do?” Even in religion there becomes a point where pain and suffering or terminal illness begins to outweigh faith. Under these circumstances a person should have the right to choose euthanasia, when all else fails, to end their pain and suffering. When it comes to euthanasia, under the right circumstances, a person should
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