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Euthanasia: Pity Murder

The United States’ Declaration of Independence states that every person has “certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men…that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or […]

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Euthanasia – The Right To Die 5

This paper discusses euthanasia and uses examples from literature to support the argument. EUTHANASIA THE RIGHT TO DIE: Euthanasia is a very controversial topic. People argue as to whether or not a person who is terminally ill, or handicap, should have the right or not to ask their doctor, or relatives to die by euthanasia. […]

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Legalization of Euthanasia

A paper which studies the legalization issue of euthanasia. Euthanasia A long time ago, culture was universal and permanent. There was one set of beliefs, ideals, and norms, and these were the standard for all human beings in all places and all times. We, however, live in the modern world. Our ethics are not an […]

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Should Euthanasia be legal in Scotland?

People should have the right to control and choose whether they die or not. However I think they should be in a mentally fit state to do so. If they only have a couple of months to live and can feel the pain if they aren’t injected day after day, then I think they should […]

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Critical Summary: Active and Passive Euthanasia (James Rachels)

James Rachels argues against the traditional doctrine in medicine that prohibits the physician from taking any action which would contribute to the death of a patient. Rachels takes the position that in some cases, abiding by this doctrine leads to more suffering. In the situation where continued medical support would prolong suffering, doctors have the […]

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Euthanasia: The right to decide

The decision to live or die in the context of euthanasia is extremely delicate, complex and controversial. Debates about the ethics of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide were present even in Ancient Greece and Rome. The word euthanasia itself has a Greek etymology meaning “an easy or happy death,” (from eu- “good” + thanatos “death” meaning […]

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Euthanasia: Physician-Assisted Suicide

One of the longest running debates among various sectors of society, which has been carried on from the past to the modern world, is the issue of euthanasia. Euthanasia, which is more commonly known to many as mercy killing, has elicited intense debates among people. Ambivalence is the name of the game when it comes […]

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Euthanasia

The topic that was selected for this short discourse is with regard to child euthanasia and its potential legalization in the United States as a result of the growing international trend of legalizing child euthanasia. The Article is entitled, Chilling Protocol: Ending young life — now, and even here, which was published March 13, 2006 […]

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Euthanasia and the Oregon law

Euthanasia is defined as “the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. ” ‘Act’ refers to the actual killing of a person or patient like introducing lethal medication, while ‘omission’ means failure to provide the minimum necessities for sustaining life such as water or food. […]

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