Euthanasia - Moral Rightness or Wrongness of Robert Latimer's Act
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This paper discusses the issue of euthanasia and attempts to define whether euthanasia should be considered morally wrong or right. In order to give an answer to this question and as part of con and pro arguments several cases of voluntary and involuntary euthanasia are discussed in this paper. The case of Robert Latimer occupies a central place in this discussion and ultimately brings into the debate several moral principles-- benefit, sanctity of human life and autonomy.
From the Paper:"Robert Latimer’s trial was described in the press as “Trial by popularity” and as newspapers' headlines stated “despite his second murder conviction, Latimer retains legal and public support” regardless of the fact that he caused death of his 12 year old disabled daughter by carbon monoxide. Support and sympathy for Latimer has poured in from all parts of Canada bringing with it the question of the moral rightness of what Tracy’s father did."
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Euthanasia - Moral Rightness or Wrongness of Robert Latimer's Act (2003, October 22) Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/euthanasia-moral-rightness-or-wrongness-of-robert-latimer-act-7205/
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