Essay by chubby2005High School, 10th gradeA+, January 2006

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How would you feel if your mother was really sick and was in a coma for 4 years? She had no movement in her legs, hands or body, and was completely numb. She was being fed by a tube, and didn't open her eyes until 4 years past. What would you do? These are the kind of issues, which arise when dealing with Euthanasia. Euthanasia is the "act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from an illness or an incurable condition". I believe that Euthanasia is justified depending on the situation. However, many are strongly against it, and believe that it is completely up to God to determine when to end someone's life. Yet, others believe that after a certain timeframe there is no hope and in order to end suffering of a loved one you need to end their life in peace.

Now, there are two types of Euthanasia: The first is known as Active Euthanasia and refers to the direct killing and an act of commission; where one person grants another with the power to end their life.

Whereas, Passive Euthanasia is the act of omission; which is in other words a mistake of taking someone's life as a result of neglect.

I'm assuming you're all thinking about how a person can take another person's life without their consent or permission. Well, there has actually been many situations where this has been the case. For instance one event, which occurred in Canada during the early 90's, was recognized as one of the biggest cases concerning Euthanasia. In this event, a father of a twelve year old little girl grabbed his daughter and pushed her into a cab of his pickup truck, rolled up all the windows, and let the engine run until the cab...