Euthanasia is the Wrong Way to Go.

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Euthanasia is the Wrong Way to Go.

Do you believe in miracles? Does everything always turn out to be the way we perceive them? Does sickness always lead to death? With the use of Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, yes it does. Euthanasia is the practice of putting terminally ill people to death painlessly, cutting their life short of the possibility to recuperate. I feel that in this case a medical license does not differentiate a doctor from a murderer. Assisting in ones death is immoral, unethical and should not only be a crime, but it should be viewed as premeditated murder rather than assisted suicide. Euthanasia is a shrouded killer and the physician that assist in the practice of it is no more then its sidekick.

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's role in assisting suicides made controversial headlines all around the world. 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 Thenatron 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 woman with Alzheimer's disease named Janet Adkins, got in touch with Kevorkian and asked for his assistance. Adkins became the first person to die using the Thanatron. After Adkins's death prosecutors in Oakland County, Michigan, charged Kevorkian with murder. However a judge eventually dismissed the charges, but the judge prohibited Kevorkian from using...