Voluntary Euthanasia should always be upheld. The patient is the sole owner of his body and should have the right to refuse treatment. The corollary is that a doctor can refuse to "refuse".
Ultimately there are many doctors willing to alleviate suffering and adhere to the wishes of a patient. I do not believe it is murder, and personal , religious or political ideology should NOT extend to another human being.
To me, it is a form of compassion. To deny that Euthanasia, from the Greek meaning "good death", is exactly that should look long and hard at the conditions some of these people live in.
Whether I disagree with the reasoning behind some patients' dilemma or wishes, the bottom-line is that their existence and their body are their own. Who are we to decide what is best for them?
i often pray to GOD that i really wana die in a simple way as other..euthanasia is good for the people who wants to end their life having a less pain. beside this its the best option for the patients who know that they cant b recovered, then y suffer pain? just rest in piece
My personal opinion is that Euthansia is an alarming prospect!
I realise people find all sorts of reasons FOR the taking of life in such a way. However, I think the issue is more complex than having the ability to choose death by euthanasia.
I know there are those who make the choice to end their lives because they're ill, in pain and don't want themselves and families to suffer any more. In most of those cases however, the families although respecting - and following out those wishes are devastated by the decision.
The other factor is that if euthanasia became acceptable in general, who does the choosing - and when? To me - the idea that someone else can make that choice for me or for any of my family and friends is horrifying!
Who knows the whys and wherefores of individual suffering? I don't - none of us do. But I do know - that I would never want to make or have that decision made for me.
I like it. Since there is no people shortage I think if you are of sound mind and think its time to check out of the party then you should be able to. If its good enough for animals whats the problem?
Voluntary euthanasia should certainly be an available option for those who need it. There are people living in chronic pain that they'll never recover from or with a terminal illness that only racks up the bills before they die. If these people have the mobility and really want to, they will find a way to die with or without a doctor's help...but then life insurance companies reserve the right to withhold any payment to their families. Being near the medical community here, I know many people who have experienced similar suffering...one woman with Crohn's disease finally talked her husband into not calling the hospital for 15 minutes, then went into the garage and shot herself twice. I'd say that's a little more emotionally difficult for the survivors than just going to the hospital one last time. Another man was dying of pancreatic cancer, and was to the point that he had to have glucose constantly pouring into his body to counteract the massive amounts of insulin his body kept producing. He and everyone else knew he would die, but because this state does not allow euthanasia he racked up $300,000 in medical bills. Finally, he was able to die because he refused to let the doctors do a surgery that would have given him maybe two more months. The family was devastated by his slow decline, and continues to be devastated now trying to pay off the bills that insurance didn't cover.
Ask a person who is trying to concieve for a long time the value of bringing life into the world. We have no power to bring to life i guess we have no power over taking it away.
I believe that it is the persons own right to decide if they want to end their life, if they are at a point in their life when no real quality of life can be further lived.
Euthanasia is a chickensh** way out. I think you have to suffer to appreciate life. I think it's what you must go through to get to your right place. I also think when we are witness to someone's suffering it is a way of honoring their lives, by sticking by them through the hard part. I think watching suffering can be harder than the suffering. Sometimes I think those who push euthanasia are too lazy or apathetic to take the time to help with the passing of a loved one. I don't believe we are to interfer in what is their journey. And there is a lot to be learned about courage and faith and love. I believe some of those who choose euthanasia, to please others. Whether out of love or a sense of inconviencing someone.
Life is not always fair, children get sick and suffer horribly, but I would bet if they were asked without pressure or prior knowledge they would choose life. Cause they have hope! They want to live as long as they can, get every moment suffering, pain or not. Euthanasia has no hope, you just throw your hands up and say "I'm done." and it's not even your call. Let the creator decide. There may be something you need to know, if you miss it, you'll have to start all over again.
We need to experience all aspects of life not just the good part. Euthanasia is nothing more than abortion done after birth. Those who think it's compassion are probably the same ones who wouldn't spend hours beside a hospital bed. Life is about love, pain, suffering, conquering, learning,and as our society leans more and more towards an entitlement mentality you'll find this type of murder becomes more and more accepted. And to condone it because of the cost is reprehensible. Euthanasia to relieve financial issues is crazy. Compassion is what you learn when you witness suffering. Not what you learn from ending it.
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