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How to talk about Euthanasia, a look at the basic issues, no judgment here, just issues.
We all have a path. Society is kind enough to help us stay on it. If you look at it that way.
What makes it euthanasia is the passion. It is a word that by itself is not wrongful.
Euthanasia Right or Wrong. The issues are rather clear.
Euthanasia is not something I ponder on much. Euthanasia is an act of allowing to die or preventing the continuation of the life of a living being . Most think euthanasia is reserved for humans, not true. I have “put down” several animals in my life, damn sad. What makes a euthanasia act different than murder is the why. Why is euthanasia even argued about. Euthanasia is the ending of a life in mercy and to prevent useless suffering. Homocide is the death of a human by another human.
This is as politically and religiously hot as abortion. Say it wrong in your particular group and you are out on your butt. Say it wrong in a mixed group and you are a trouble causer.
Me, I am just called to think and write on the subject. Usually I am a hired gun but in this case I was asked to write something up on it to kind of explain both sides or Pro and Con if you will. It was my decided opinion that the pandering done by speaking heads is more hyperbole to be in the lime light than helpful. So my simple explanations are just that. For it is not the job to convince or defend, but simply to make both sides understandable.
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Pros and Cons
So here are a few reasons to support euthanasia:
Prolonging suffering with no chance of recovery is not right.
Coma’s with no chance of recovery serve no purpose.
When someone writes a living will directive, the patients’ desires should be honored.
When one of either the heart or the brain ceases to function permanently keeping a patient alive serves no purpose.
It is a hard truth that finances combined with any of the above are good reason for providers, families and society.
So here are several reasons to deny euthanasia.
Any time a person has a chance of recovery no matter how small, they are still alive and their life should not be taken.
Coma’s are just another form of consciousness and there should be no euthanasia in those cases.
Finances are a hardship but should never be considered in life or death decisions.
No matter what someone writes when they are healthy, it is just a fancy suicide note if they agree to euthanasia.
Taking the life of another is a sin. One man or men have no right to take another innocent life.
Somethings by their very definition are not debatable.
Here is what is cool to know. Eu comes literally from “good death” – think eulogy. And the last part comes from Greek meaning to end pain and suffering. We really should not have a problem with euthanasia. It is a right thing to do by it’s very definition. Wiki wants to talk about involuntary euthanasia. If someone starts down that road it is oxymoronic. If someone still has a will to live, their death would not be euthanasia. There literally is no debate on euthanasia. If someone has to debate over the issue then it is not euthanasia,, by definition.