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Disadvantages of Making Euthanasia Legal
A discussion of why euthanasia is medically, religiously, ethically, and morally wrong.
# 49629 | 1,492 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2004 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Ethics (General)

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This paper examines how euthanasia is a delicate ?life and death? issue that evokes passionate arguments both for and against its legalization. It looks at how proponents of euthanasia look at the issue as a compassionate act and want euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide to be legalized and how a number of seemingly valid arguments have been advanced in support of making euthanasia legal. It shows how a closer scrutiny of the medical, religious, and ethical arguments, however, reveals that, on balance, the disadvantages of making euthanasia legal far outweigh the supposed benefits of such a move.

From the Paper:

"From a religious perspective, most major religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism believe that God gives life and therefore only God should take it away. Most religious people and faith groups consider suicide, euthanasia and assisted suicide and euthanasia "as a rejection of God's sovereignty" and are some of the most committed groups that oppose the legalization of euthanasia. According to the Christian belief, life is a gift from God, and that ?each individual [is] its steward.? Thus, only God can start a life, and only God should be allowed to end it. This belief further stipulates that God does not send us any experience that we cannot handle and He supports people in suffering; therefore to actively seek to end to one's life amounts to lack of trust in God's promise and such an act is considered as a cardinal sin."

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