Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
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This paper analyzes the controversies and issues surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Part II discusses arguments in opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. In Part III arguments in support of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are presented. Lastly, this paper concludes by recommending that euthanasia should be offered to terminally ill patients in order to avoid much unnecessary suffering.
From the Paper:"Four ways exist to legally terminate life in the United States and other nations: abortion, capital punishment, suicide, and war. In addition, all 50 states have legalized living wills, and some states allow the termination of life support without the existence of a living will if certain parts of the brain are dead. Euthanasia, commonly known as mercy killing or physician-assisted suicide, remains illegal in all but a few countries and states like Germany, Netherlands, Oregon, and Switzerland. However, fundamental shifts are occurring that reflect a recognition that we have overestimated our right to kill in a military setting, and underestimated it in some medical and private settings."
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