The Controversy Surrounding Euthanasia Argumentative Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Controversy Surrounding Euthanasia
A persuasive argument against euthanasia with a look at the general arguments for and against.
# 119230 | 856 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2010 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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This paper discusses the storm of controversy that surrounds the issue of euthanasia. The paper presents the arguments for those that support the right to assisted suicide and the arguments for those who are against it. The paper then attempts to persuade the audience against euthanasia through both a discussion of the human and social implications as well as the pragmatic legal discussion.

From the Paper:

"Furthermore, for those who attempt suicide, 80% are diagnosed with a neurotic disease of some sort, which further takes away from their cognitive ability to make a valid decision about their innate value of life. Therefore, it is the government's responsibility as both a caretaker of its citizens and the highest authority to ensure that the protection of individual life even in the case of assisted suicide be prevented. Even more importantly, the argument surrounding assisted suicide is even less merit based than around suicide itself. Assisted suicide calls for one individual to assist in the killing of another, this is a direct violation of the American judicial system because it involves the interaction between two individuals and the crossing of this boundary allows the government to adjudicate fully. Therefore in the context of the euthanasia debate, both on a social and political level the concept of euthanasia fails the test of legitimacy and should be prevented at all costs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Euthanasia by Clive Gifford
  • Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide by Michael Manning

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