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Euthanasia, is it right or wrong from your point of view? Should it be legalized

  1. Vishaaa profile image77
    Vishaaaposted 7 years ago

    Euthanasia, is it right or wrong from your point of view? Should it be legalized?

    Are you agree with mercy killing?

  2. Ancillotti profile image60
    Ancillottiposted 7 years ago

    Euthanasia is a contradictory issue for me. I think this decision is one for patient and not to family or medical staff.
    Often the suffering in life can seem worse than death and so the patient should have the right to choose.
    Should be considered also the question of preserving life at any cost. It is also necessary that the patient is advised by doctors, his family and even some religious leader of their choice before making a decision.
    That's my opinion. Hope this helps!

  3. Max_Power profile image60
    Max_Powerposted 7 years ago

    I don't know if it is right or wrong, and I realise this is a sensitive issue, but I feel that it should be legalized.
    Any of us who have seen someone suffer through a prolonged and painful death would see how pointless that suffering can be. I think it would be difficult to find anyone who would let their sick dog or family pet go through that.
    Euthanasia absolutely would open a huge can-of-worms (for instance relatives trying to a hold of the inheritance) but this is no excuse not to go ahead with it. There would need to be a lot of strict conditions in place to avoid abusing the system.
    I also would agree that it is not for everybody. Individual beliefs, religious or otherwise, should always be respected.
    It is widely known that this kind of thing already happens, so maybe it is about time to bring it into the open.

  4. akuigla profile image59
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    As a doctor I see much suffering
    I think that euthanasia should be legalized.
    But only used on patients with written or spoken explicit desire.
    Otherwise used when patient is in terrible pain.
    Human being should decide about own life end.
    We are have basic desire to be independent,decent and respectable.

  5. profile image64
    Josh and Lindseyposted 7 years ago

    I think it should be legalized.  No one should have to suffer needlessly, especially if it's clear that the person is dying anyway.  As Max said, no one would make their pet suffer in such a way; why should we treat pets more humanely than we would people?  I've always felt that a person should be able to die on his/her terms, but this was further affirmed with me this past summer after watching my grandfather die.  After suffering a variety of ailments and attacks, it was clear he was going to die, and he had always been adamantly against life support, so it was decided the best way was to basically starve him and force his body to shut down sooner rather than later; that was the most humane option available to him, and it seems to me to be cruel that starving to death would be the best option the medical community could offer us.  Euthanasia would have been a much more humane option to help an old man die with dignity.

  6. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    it is the right thing to do under the proper circumstances. it's not something to be used as population control though.

  7. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    Euthanasia should certainly be legalized. Not only should someone with chronic, incurable and/or terminal illness not have to suffer until the bitter end (heck, we don't even make dogs do that), those who really want to die will do so whether or not they have a doctor's help. I am very close to the medical community in this area, and have seen what happens when someone knows they're ready to die. Most recently, a woman with Crohn's and pancreatic cancer -- I'm sure it would have been much less traumatic for everyone involved if she could have simply gone to the hospital and been done with it, rather than getting the person who loved her most to agree not to call the ambulance until 15 minutes after she fired the shots.

  8. chamilj profile image61
    chamiljposted 7 years ago

    Yes I think it should be legalised. Why let someone to suffer if it not be cured?

  9. daffodil2010 profile image71
    daffodil2010posted 7 years ago

    i think it is not right and it shouldnt be legalized

  10. TheBlondie profile image59
    TheBlondieposted 7 years ago

    As sad as putting an animal down is, it is often the right thing to do. I've had to put two of my pets down, and it was hard but I couldn't watch them suffer a minute longer. Its humane, which is good as well. They don't feel a thing, and its just like going to sleep. I know the issue is a bit different when it comes to humans, but its pretty much the same concept. If someone has a terminal illness, and is depressed, why drag it out? Of course, they should have to ask for it instead of offering it to them, but it is a lot better than dying a slow, painful death.