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Who's life is it?
Member Name: mike.uk
Date: 01/02/03, updated on 01/02/03 (618 review reads)
Advantages: Gives terminally ill a dignified death, Saves people from travelling around the world for assissted suicide, Gives a terminally ill person the right to make the final CHOICE
Disadvantages: Could make people choose to die for the wrong reasons
The topic of Euthanasia in society today is a somewhat delicate subject. Many different opinions are voiced, but I have to say I agree with many when I say that its up to a person to decide whether his or her life should come to an end. Recently, I watched the story of a British man on television, who suffered from multi-neurone disease. It showed how over the period of four years he had lost the use of his arms and legs and slowly become more frail and depressed. He eventually would use the use of his voice and would not be able to swallow etc. He travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide, to put forward what he and his family believed the right choice for them, and what he thought should be legalised in the United Kingdom. I truly believe that a person has a right to a dignified parting from this world, and being in hospital being kept alive by machines is by no means dignified. The legalisation of Euthanasia in this country would give those who are terminally ill a chance to go with their head held high. Many opposing legalisation of Euthanasia reason their argument by stating that we have palliative care in this country, but how is this human and dignified? How can it be correct for a person to be forced to spend time alive slowly dying with their bodies being starved of vital ingredients when all they want to do is drop into that final deep sleep? Personally, I don’t think it can.