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Euthanasia Essay

  • Submitted by: Lpierce88
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,486 words

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Legalized Murder for Hire

In 1828 the United States Supreme Court issued the first statute explicitly outlawing the assistance of suicide in New York. This act called Euthanasia is the intentional killing or act of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.(euthanasia.com) there are many forms of this act. From religious views and non-religious, code of ethics from medical professionals’ opinions comes into play. Neither nurses nor doctors should purposefully cause another human beings death. Legalizing euthanasia would be like giving a person a “get out of jail free” card, making some serial killers with permission. Making humans responsible for approving death by voluntary euthanasia “when the person is killed has requested to be killed putting them out of their misery” (euthanasia.com) is not okay. There are more negatives to euthanasia than positives proven by, medial technology to keep people alive and sustain quality of life, miraculous awakenings and recoveries, and the after effects of the persons death, it is immoral in all aspects for this to be another humans decision to take another life on a legal basis.  
It is argues that assisted suicide; euthanasia “provides a way to relieve extreme pain, and free up medical funds for other people” (euthanasia.com). These claims are ridiculous in the way that medical technology can provide a mostly functional life. “Opioid analgesics act like opium (a narcotic drug made from the opium poppy) or are made from it.” Drugs like these are made for daily use and block pain receptors in the brain.(everydayhealth) Some states approve medical marijuana for daily discomfort. “Medical Cannabis refers to the use of the drug cannabis as a physician recommended herbal therapy.” (disabledmed) It relieves chronic pain and depression in many.
Medical bills and government funding is an understandable concern, but the idea behind “freeing up funds for others” is similar to Hitler’s widespread “mercy killings” in...

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