Essay by amiirah April 2004

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everyone has the right to die peacefully with human and Christian dignity. But sometimes a judgment needs to be made. Euthanasia is mainly recognized, as a suicide but is suicide the right terms for such an act? When a person who may have an incurable illness asks for the right to die hospitals and many national groups has very restricted views on this issue. During this process of euthanasia the patient may request help by a volunteer while caring out the act. Many people today are strongly against the euthanasia. Christians are mainly or are looked upon to be intensely against the idea of this mercy killing. Reasons for this opinion may be because Christians believe that it is against Gods plan and rule to kill or be killed, for god decides our faith and future. . Euthanasia effects life dramatically, not only of the patients but also of the families involved.

If a patient were thinking of taking out euthanasia there is no doubt that they would be under stress, as their family members may not agree with them wanting to die.

* Euthanasia: the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. (The key word here is "intentional". If death is not intended, it is not an act of euthanasia)

* Non-voluntary: When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent.

* Involuntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary.

* Assisted suicide: Someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose. When it is a doctor who helps another person to kill him or herself it is...