Pro Euthanasia

Essay by yebochick18High School, 12th gradeA, April 2004

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When the subject of euthanasia is brought to debate there becomes a bunch of disagreement on whether it is right or wrong. Many claim religion and state life is a gift from God Thus, only God can start a life, and only God should be allowed to end one. An individual who commits suicide is committing sin or others may believe each person has autonomy over their own life and a person whose quality of life is nonexistent should have the right to decide to commit suicide, and to seek assistance if necessary. Sometimes a terminal illness is so painful that it causes life to be an unbearable burden; death can represent a relief of intolerable pain. This paper will hopefully shine some light on the positive side of this act. To help people understand the other side of the debate.

The definition to euthanasia is the intentional killing by intentionally causing a person's death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit intentionally causing death by not providing necessary and ordinary (usual and customary) care or food and water.

The first recorded statement suggesting euthanasia was in 400 B.C. circa by Greek physician Hippocrates, "I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel" This statement insinuates that this practice has been going on for some time. Unfortunate for some the United States, has also disapproved of euthanasia since before the nineteenth century. The laws of Connecticut, stated that "if one counsels another to commit suicide, and the other by reason of the advice kills himself, the advisor is guilty of murder as principal." 2 Z. Swift, A Digest of the Laws of the State of...