Euthanasia In Today's Society

Your wife of 50 years is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease. She lies
in a bed, motionless and unaware of her surroundings. The medication to ease
her pain has been wearing off. She just lies there in pain and unable to
communicate with the outside world. The doctors give her a month to live at the
most. What would you do? Would you let her sit in a hospital bed in agonizing
pain for the last few months of her life, or do you help to prematurely meet her
God? That is the topic of discussion in this paper: Euthanasia.

Let's start by defining the term. Euthanasia is also referred to as "mercy
killing." That is the killing of someone for their own good due to the pain ...

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don't really want to die but
rather hear the calls of there loved ones begging them not to go on with the
procedure. They want the attempt to fail. The second type of euthanasia involve
people who are suffering from an illness that makes them unable to communicate
(Johanson 2). These type of people are those who are in comas, paralyzed, or
simply so sick that they cannot make meaningful sounds or other communication
(Johanson 2). This is a much more accepted type of euthanasia. Especially in
the Netherlands where Euthanasia is more common then the United States. There
are two sides to attack this issue from. One being from the view of the
Catholic Church and the other from a legal standpoint. Lets start with the
legal standpoint. Who has the right to tell us when or when cannot die? Many
feel that we have the right to do whatever we want to our bodies because they
are our personal property. It is our inalienable right to do whatever we like
to ourselves. They have a point ...

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have become a burden on society. They decide that it would be more
beneficial to spend the money on something more useful. This is what it has
come to in the Netherlands where according to Rita Marker of the International
Anti-Euthanasia Task Force, euthanasia now accounts for 15% of the deaths in the
Netherlands (Johanson 3). It gets pretty scary in the Netherlands with case
stories like the following. A Dutch doctor diagnosed a woman with cancer. He
checked her to the hospital for treatment and the results were astonishing. The
treatments were already showing improvement. Well two days later the doctor
goes to pay the recovering patient a visit and found another patient ...

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