Active Euthanasia Argumentative Essay by Neatwriter

Active Euthanasia
A paper on the controversial topic of euthanasia.
# 62272 | 3,964 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 19, 2005 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Ethics (General)

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This paper begins by briefly discussing the history of assisted suicide, otherwise known as euthanasia, and the controversy that has long been associated with that topic. The paper then takes a look at arguments that oppose the euthanasia debate as well as rebuttals to those arguments. The paper concludes with a position that strongly favors voluntary euthanasia.

From the Paper:

"Ever since the advent of medical technology that has enabled the long-term artificial extension of life, families and doctors have been forced to debate the value of retaining the bare requirements of existence at the cost of the dehumanization and the suffering of the victim of illness. However, even before such technology created the daily debate as to when it was appropriate to withhold or withdraw treatment, those suffering from terminal illness have always had to face the difficult decision as to whether or not continued existence is worth the pain of life. Likewise, through-out time doctors and healers have had to face the quandary as to whether they would be justified in assisting their patients in a choice to die."

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