Euthanasia Note and good to study for law test also this was an assignment to hand in and i scored 90

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Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly putting to death

persons who have incurable, painful, or distressing diseases or

handicaps. It come from the Greek words for 'good' and 'death', and is

commonly called mercy killing.


People have a right to decide when they want to die.

Wrong to keep people alive beyond their natural life span (e.g. life support machine).

Gives people the ability to die with dignity.

Relatives spared the agony of watching their loved ones suffer a slow and painful death.

Jesus said - 'Do unto others as you would have them do to you'. If you were suffering you may want your life to end.


People might commit euthanasia against a person's wishes.

People might recover from an illness against all odds. Doctor's diagnosis might be wrong.

Christians believe in the Sanctity of Life.

Against Commandment 'Do not kill'.

Jesus suffered on the cross - he didn't cut short his suffering therefore not down to us to end our life.

Doctors are against euthanasia it is their job to try and save & protect life.

Some people think accepting suffering may have a spiritual value for your soul.

Jesus cared for the sick, he never talks about any type of euthanasia

Christians have Hospices - hospitals where the terminally ill are cared for, without losing their dignity

My View on euthanasia although I did my project for it to be legalized I think it should be illegal cause of the power it hands over to doctors. Once Doctors get power like that the hospitals would become corrupt and unjust.