Essay by buynyellow22High School, 10th gradeB+, October 2003

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My concern on the problem with euthanasia is that it is absurd to even have the thought of taking away peoples' right to say whether they live or die. If the world legalized euthanasia, then why should we even bother with a murder law? The definition of euthanasia is, " The act of mercifully ending the life of hopelessly suffering patient. It is taken form the Greek word meaning, "easy or good death."

Dr. Kevorkian is one of the doctors that practice euthanasia. He has put to death many people that wanted to die a voluntary death, usually by lethal injections. Dr. Kevorkian thinks that euthanasia "can reduce a patient's suffering, family and friends of patients suffer less in psychological pain, and it saves in recourses that would be spent on prolonged care."

This process injects you with a solution that consists of a salt solution in to the victim's veins.

Then when you are a sleep, about a minute later, they put the solution that kills you into your veins and you die; but the doctor does not inject the solution to put you asleep, you pull a plunger that injects the solution into your veins.

One of the most terrible things in the history of the world, used euthanasia to kill people, his event was the holocaust. Also Dr. Kevorkian says, and I quote, "It's like giving a person a loaded gun. The patient pulls the trigger, not the doctor. If the doctor sets up the needle and syringe but lets the patient pull the plunger, that's assisted suicide. If the doctor pushed the plunger, it would be euthanasia."

Dr. Kevorkian also makes another interesting statement saying, " Passive Euthanasia is just natural death. Euthanasia means 'good death.' Allowing someone to starve to death and to die of...