Euthanasia Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

An opinion paper in favor of legalizing euthanasia.
# 50267 | 987 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Apr 01, 2004 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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This paper briefly discusses the controversial issue of euthanasia. It argues that a person should have the right to control what happens to his/her own body and, hence, decide if he/she wants to end unnecessary suffering.

From the Paper:

"Imagine your body slowly being broken down by an uncontrollable invader and there is a law preventing you from ending that suffering. This is the argument over euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as "the act or practice of killing out of mercy." Euthanasia exists in four categories: active, passive, voluntary, and involuntary. Passive euthanasia is the act of removing all treatments and forms of life support intended to prolong life and allowing the patient to die of natural causes. Active euthanasia consists of an outside source actually causing the death of the patient, or killing with the use of drugs and other tools. When the patient is fully competent and capable of making this life or death decision on his or her own, this is considered voluntary euthanasia. If the decision is made for the patient due to him or her being considered incapable of this choice, it is labeled as involuntary euthanasia."

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