Euthanasia: Moral, Medical and Legal Aspects
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This paper argues euthanasia is right logically, morally and scientifically. The paper looks at the history of euthanasia and discusses how euthanasia and doctor assisted suicide is practically an issue of clashing principals; the principal of individual freedom versus the principal of societal responsibility over the other members' conduct. The author believes that euthanasia is only being delayed by politicians and pro-life groups.
From the Paper:"In history, euthanasia was a lawfully and morally accepted practice. For instance, in ancient Rome and Greece it was common to assist someone to die. In Sparta, babies that "lacked health and vigor" were killed (Encarta, 2002). These customs reduced since the rise of organized religion. The three major monotheistic religions barred the practice. This can be a good claim against euthanasia - the fact that since morality had developed in the way we know it today; it is barred in the three dominant religions.
"However, this argument is a bit religio-centrist and concentrates only on the monotheistic cultures. In other cultures, it may be in affect and claiming that monotheistic moral is better than polytheistic morality is a condescending position. Another claim in that effect could be that it is true that historically the practice was banned legally and regarded as immoral. However, the fact that the practice was regarded immoral and illegal did not stop it from happening secretly."
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