Topic: Do you thing that people who are very ill have the right to choose whether to live or die ? Why ?
When I was preparing this presentation, “ lecture”, wanted make objective analysis subject such as euthanasia. It`s really hard topic, so I needed a lot of time to fix how should I start. The most important step with me, was take a word “euthanasia“ under magnifying glass and decompose into prime factors. Well… this is fruit of my little work: homicide ( murder ), reduce suffering, for somebody “help” ( I can`t stand that ), ending a life, suicide, sentence, vulnerability and more. What`s more euthanasia refers to the practice of ending a life of terminally ill person to shorten his or her ( usually extreme ) suffering.
Euthanasia is generally classified as:
* Suicide – you take your own life without help and this is legal form in few countries.
* Assisted suicide – someone help you, for example give pills
* Voluntary euthanasia – They ask someone to kill them, ex. Doctor
* Non-voluntary euthanasia – some else make the decision, they are not ask
Euthanasia is prohibited in the hole world. It is legal only in Belgium, Nederland, Luxemburg, Albania, Japan, North Australia and in two states in United States of America. Many nations are against following any of euthanasia practice types and I do support their view. Even legal document shouldn`t give us a power to end a life in still breathing body. I have a deep sympathy for those who suffer. Yet, I believe that international killing of another human being is wrong. In my opinion taking someone`s life in any situation is immoral. It should be treated as any other homicide, murder.
The Essay on The Legalization of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
... forth the idea of legal murder (Top 10 Pros and Cons Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal? , par 3). As ... denying individuals the choice of euthanasia and assisted suicide procedures, a violation of the right to life occurs (Butler, pg 6). ... decision to end one’s life should be the individual’s choice. In Canada, suicide is legal, and assisted suicide requires aid of medical ...
We had a few statements about form and genesis of euthanasia. Mostly in this moment appears a question “ What is this euthanasia? ”. So, what is this ? For me it`s very simple; act of murder. Sometimes people, who are in favor of practicing euthanasia, pay attention only to the will of the dying person and saving the individual from the terrible pain he or she is in. However I do agree with the statement of our Catholic Church that our life is a holy gift from God and should be treasured with honor. It is our responsibility to face also the pain with dignity and patience. Today`s world often omits sense of “holy life” and pays more attention to “life quality”.
I thought about abortion, it`s really similar. We can imagine situation when somebody want to abortion baby, even if baby would be unhealthy in mother`s belly. On the other side we can put terminally ill human who suffer, or doesn`t feel anything. Unborn child and sick person are in the same situation: helplessness, can`t do anything alone, pain, agony, insensibility. When parents decide to born a baby they have a big chance to life in happy family. But what would happen if they killed a child, big mark on the soul. We need to give a chance for human who suffer too. First of all we have to be at those people who suffer, it sanctifies us and confirm our friendship act which was before terminally ill.