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Is it murder or dying in dignity?
Member Name: Kells
Date: 07/11/00, updated on 07/11/00 (78 review reads)
Advantages: people can die in dignity with a smaller amount of suffering
Disadvantages: Who decides? Is it ethical?
I'd imagine that this is one of those arguments that will never be resolved and no one will ever agree on. Why should they anyway? There are so many factors that will effect your opinion on euthanasia that no one will think the same way!
So what is euthanasia? Some say murder, some say ending a persons suffering. I really don't think that it can be defined that bluntly. It depends on religion and situation and so much more, before a conclusion could be possibly be drawn.
Well I think the problems that will be associtated with it will be very serious if it was ever made legal. Wouldn't it be so much easier for evil people to say they want the dying relation to put out of their suffering, when the only reason is they are thinking of the the huge house that they will inherit! But maybe they are thinking in a caring way. Not all of us have been in a situation when you watch someone die slowly and painfully but I'm sure we can all imagine. Wouldn't it be so much easier if they could end it all? Die with dignity?
Maybe it should be up to the person in question. But, will they be too ill to be thinking clearly? Maybe they won't 100% be dying, maybe there is still a chance but they chose to give up from the sheer pain.
How will we ever be able to decide on such a controversial situation. And in any case, who has the right to decide? The doctor, the patient or the relations? I do agree that by legalising it people will have more choice but at the same time I think it may cause more problems then it's worth. I mean would somebody be able to bluff a murder by calling it euthanasia? But how much happier would people be to think that they can die in dignity! Lets me know about your opinions on the matter.