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Euthanasia Essay

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Euthanasia is defined as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy”. (Unknown, 2012) Euthanasia ends the individuals’ life by either lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment. Euthanasia is not legalized in many places. When it comes to the debate of Euthanasia, there are more arguments on why it should be legalized than why it should stay illegal.
There’s no doubt about it that constant medical bills are beyond expensive. The cost of the accessories, medicines, and machines that are needed to keep an individual alive are pricey. In 2009 an ...view middle of the document...

Euthanasia can benefit emotionally. No one should ever be and or
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see a loved one in unbearably aching or overdosing on medication that is not helping. Euthanasia will end all suffering, whether it be physical or mentally. An article reads;
“Those in favor of human euthanasia no doubt believe that they can somehow make the transition easier by allowing people some form of control regarding when they will die but ‘we get so blinded by our fears of mortality we forget that death is just the price of living, as natural as every breath you take.’” (Wilson, 2011)
Patients have control of when they die if they choose euthanasia. If an individual wants to die and decides on euthanasia, family and friends can be there for the individual and say their peaceful good-byes, opposed to seeing the individual in pain and not being able to say good-bye at all. Euthanasia grants people to have an easeful good-bye. Euthanasia allows family and friends to witness the patient die with dignity, how the patient would want it. Euthanasia is just simply an easier ending for all.
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled to. (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2009) They are very important to us and society. So we should be able to have the right to choose if you want to die. It should be another case of freedom. Article 25 in the Declaration of Human Rights states;
“Everyone has a right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” (Unknown, 2012)
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This article explains that individuals have the right to have whatever they need and are helped. One of the things explained in this article is that the ill have the right to be helped. If the ill people are exhausted of the antibiotics and ineffective assistances that they are receiving and wish to stop living, then they should have the choice to die. Euthanasia ties into the right to be helped. Euthanasia helps the terminally ill patients by relieving extreme pain; it helps them by letting them move on. Euthanasia is the kindest, most needed most efficient solution. If the help a sick patient wants is a lethal injection by a physician for the purpose of causing immediate death then that patient should have the freedom and right to get that kind of help. Another article reads;
“A major setback to the healthcare system’s arguments against euthanasia is that human, medical science has been effective in discovering ways of prolonging life but not prolonging the quality of life. I cannot understand why a healthcare professional would think a person would want to prolong their life knowing that it will get worse before it gets better and that they...

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