Euthanasia ” It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons lose their dignity and self-respect and are unable to communicate; life in such a form no longer meets meets the basic criteria of human-ness.’ (O’Keefe, A 1) Under these circumstances only should Euthanasia be practiced and then only passively (‘pulling the plug”).
“Dutch Death’, Euthanasia, doctor assisted suicide, whatever you want to call it, it should not be legalized. People should live their lives for as long as long as it is worth living. As long as someone can still have experiences and communicate with others, they should go on living. Someone may have six months to live and decides to end their life prematurely, saying that they are going to die anyway, why bother with waiting. It is the same with anyone.
Everyone will eventually die, so why doesn’t every one just kill themselves now? It is because there are things they want to do and see, there is life they still have yet to experience. The something is true for a terminally ill person, they could do a lot in that six months. They write an autobiography or a novel, do a lot of reading or traveling, who knows? It has been said that trials and pain make us stronger. Even if someone is in pain, that pain could make them mentally stronger than if they give up and take the easy way out.
Reasons for Life Long Learning Life long learning and the theory behind it is as simply explained by the three words in the term themselves; life long learning; learning life long or learning for life. It is a term given to the idea that people have the ability to continually learn and develop throughout the whole of their lives. It gives no age limit to a person's learning career and no ...
Life is pain, everyone goes through pain in their lives, but most stick it out to the end, not giving up taking the easy way out. Along as a person still is able to know what is happening around them and can interact with the world around them it should be illegal for doctors to aid in their suicide.’s ome say that doctor-aided death is widespread already, only covertly, and that the Netherlands is a model of how to establish the right to die by bringing the practice out in the open, where the medical and legal system can oversee it. (O’Keefe, A 1+) ‘ This issue is compared to how abortion was before it was legalized. ‘The main reason for legalization of abortion was because it was being done anyway. People HAD access to abortion, it was just being done terribly. We ” re in exactly the same situation today: People do have access to assisted suicide — it’s just being done so badly.
(Shavelson, 39) ‘ Just because something is done does not mean that it should be legal. Many things that are illegal are done anyway. Look at drugs, underage drinking, drunk driving, and speeding; these things are all illegal and are frequently practiced. Should these or other things be legalized just because they are done anyway? This is not a valid reason for legalizing anything. Where would it end if the practice of euthanasia were to be legalized, how far would it go? Would it end with assisted death for the terminally ill? The world looks to the Netherlands as the only working model of assisted death, a nation known for its open approach to abortion, prostitution and drug use. “A ” next to an Amsterdam police station has on its menu hash, one-forth of an ounce for 25 gulden, about $15.
A block away a movie theater is showing the film, ‘Brutally Raped,’ accompanied by an advertisement that it is banned in most countries. Hookers stand in store windows of the red light district. (O’Keefe, A 1+) ” This country has an open approach to things that most people frown on and yet many “right to die” activists look to it as an example of what to make ourselves into. If we started with the terminally ill, would we stop there, or would we continue on. Perhaps any physically deformed people, then anyone with a disease, next any elderly people without much will left. Maybe the doctors would start going around euthanizing anyone they deemed fit for death.
Assisted Suicide In thousands of homes across the nation victims of terminal illnesses sit in pain due to their sicknesses. Should these people have to go through all of that pain and suffering just for the end result of death? Should these people have the right to assisted death, to rid themselves of unbearable pain? This topic has been one of the great controversies over the last several years. ...
Then perhaps we would become like a dog or cat and instead of bothering to heal us we would just be put down. Who knows where it would end. These examples are pretty radical, but once we take that first step there is no telling where it will end. Sometimes change is needed in society, sometimes things must change to fit societies needs. Some things, however, can never change; it will always be wrong to steal, it will always be wrong to kill, and it will always be wrong to kill someone. Works Cited Henry, Sarah “The Battle Over Assisted Suicide: A Time to Die” California Lawyer, January, 1996 O’Keefe Mark “Doctor Assisted Suicide: Dutch Death” The Oregonian, January 8, 1995.
ppA 1+ Shavelson lonny A Chosen Death; The Dying confront Assisted Suicide January, 1994.