Why Is Euthanasia Ethically Wrong

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Often times many people who live with terminal illnesses suffer so terribly that they become depressed. These people then decide that their pain is not worth living through anymore and turn to euthanasia. Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. However there are two different types, active and passive. Active is dubbed “good death” meaning it is the most peaceful usually done by drugs. Passive (which is seen as more unethical) refers to restraint of the basic means of survival such as depriving the patient of food, dehydration, and discontinuation of medicines. The practice as a whole is illegal in most countries. Euthanasia, also called assisted suicide, is equivalent to manslaughter in the justice system and the government has dismissed any ideas to fund it. Some question if it is ethically correct to give doctors permission to end a patient’s life; but should an extremely ill person have a say on whether he or she wants to end his or her life? Although euthanasia is seen to be inhumane and …show more content…

This is very unlikely to happen, reason being is that euthanasia is specifically designed for people who are very ill. If an ill person decides that he or she wants to die, there should be another person in the room besides the doctor to observe the person who is getting the lethal injection. Also stated in this article from ProCon (PC) “The situation is not unlike that of a doomsday cult that predicts time and again the end of the world, only for followers to discover the next day that things are pretty much as they were...We need the evidence that shows that horrible slope consequences are likely to occur. The mere possibility that such consequences might occur, as noted earlier, does not constitute such evidence." Only people opposing the idea bring forth the slippery slope

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