Who should decide when "extraordinary means" to preserve life should be discontinued? The individual, the family, or the government? In my opinion, I would say that no one has the right to end another person life no matter what pain they undergo. Taking away a human's life is considered immoral, unethical, and unlawful, and it is considering a crime. In other word, I'm totally oppose the idea of euthanasia. Euthanasia is "Inducing the painless death of a person for reasons assumed to be merciful?". I don't think the individual, the family, or the government should have the right to end a human's life. Therefore, euthanasia should not be legalize.
Does a person have the right to die when he or she chooses to do so? Is euthanasia really "good death"? Legalizing euthanasia has become a hot issue not only to the doctors but also to people who are concerned about it.
Recently, Holland became the first country to legalize euthanasia. I agree that people have freedom to do anything they want to do, but death is something that shouldn't be controlled by human's power. Thus, the U.S. government should not legalize euthanasia.
For instance, if you follow the work of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and those in which he helped to execute you will understand my theory. Kevorkian made a machine that would allow terminally ill patience to end their life with the touch of a button. He created the Thanatron its Greek for "death machine." The Thanatron released an anesthetic and then a lethal injection of potassium chloride that goes through the veins. Potassium chloride is a chemical that causes the heart to stop beating. The government uses this same chemical for executions by lethal injection. Kevorkian started gaining popularity because of his new death machine. In 1989 a 54-year-old...