The statement suggests that individuals have the entitlement to choose when and how they should die. I agree with the statement because I believe in self-determination. I will give reasons for my point of view whilst considering another view point; will refer to Christianity and Islam.
I agree with the statement because it is their life and they should have the right to decide for themselves whether they want to live or die, however, the doctor would disagree with the statement because; they have signed a Hippocratic Oath, which makes it impossible for doctors to practice euthanasia and it is illegal to carry out euthanasia in this country.
The Voluntary Euthanasia Society would agree with this statement because they believe that people should have the right to make their own decision about their own death.
Another reason, why I agree with the statement is because, if the patient is suffering a lot then it is better if that person was dead, to prevent even more suffering.
Islam does not allow individuals to choose whether they should live or die because Muslims believe that Allah should decide whether you live or die because he has created life and to kill one is trying to play God.
'Allah fixes the time span for all things' (Surah 53)
Christians also disallow individuals to choose whether they should live or die because they believe that life is sacred and precious gift from God.
'So God created human beings making them to be like himself. He created male and female' (Genesis 1:27)
Some Roman Catholics believe that euthanasia is always wrong.
'Without the consent of the person, euthanasia is murder... morally this is a crime which cannot become legal by any means' ( Pope Paul VI), however, some Christians support the idea of turning...