Some call it murder, while others call it mercy killing. Euthanasia is literally pulling the plug on someone or giving a criminal lethal injection. It is hard to argue whether or not to be for or against euthanasia because it is not as simple as black or white; it is the decision of ending the life of another person. However, people should not be against euthanasia practice because it can end suffering or possibly take a mass murderer off the streets. And if we can play god by saving lives with modern medicine, then what is wrong with giving mercy to someone who is suffering or is a burden to society? An example of euthanasia being used to end suffering is my own grandmother. My grandmother wished to end her suffering after having a stroke from the stress of fighting cancer for the third time. She had breast cancer twice and would have died if her doctor had not intervened and decided to put her through chemotherapy. This, thankfully, allowed her to spend many more years loving us and also allowed us to love her as much as we did. She thankfully made it that far with the help of modern medicine. This is not the only case of the medical world working the magic it does. Countless people have been saved from hundreds of thousands of diseases. Through vaccinations, antibiotics and antiviral drugs your mom, your dad, your sibling, your spouse and your child have been saved from illness. Although when we prolong the suffering of someone whose time has come, we push breaking the laws of nature. The third my grandmother had cancer, was the worst. Bone cancer slowly started crippling her body. She knew that her time had come. She had made the decision to have the doctors cut her off from the support they were giving her. If we had not let my grandmother go when she did, she would have been mute, paralyzed on her entire left side and fighting bone cancer. Does that sound like any way to live? This is the first reason why I support euthanasia. Euthanasia protects people from terrorists, murderers, and dangerous sociopaths. People
March 7, 2015
Die with Dignity
One of the most studied fields in bioethics today is Euthanasia. Should it be legal to have the option to end your life with the help of a lethal drug under the supervision of a medical doctor? This poses moral, social, and religious issues. There are two types of Euthanasia: Active and Passive. They could both be for a patient who is terminally ill and suffering.…
The right to exercise euthanasia is something an individual should be able to choose for himself or herself. The courts should have as much of an input much like they do in other matters as such as marriage, family relationships, procreation, capital punishment and the refusal or termination of life-saving medical treatment.…
FALSE||Euthanasia is legal in Canada
19. FALSE||Capital Punishment is legal in Canada
20. FALSE||Robert Latimer went through the court system so he could have assisted suicide
21. TRUE||The most common form of capital punishment in Canada was hanging
22. TRUE||Inmates waiting for the death penalty live on death row
23. FALSE||A saint is a special person who delivers messages from God to the people
24. TRUE||The biggest prophet of the New Testament was Jesus
EUTHANASIA FROM THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
(Faizan Khan 5580034)
After studying and watching a movie regarding Euthanasia in this class and being a member
of the Islamic faith, I asked myself the question “If one is in a permanent vegetative state, is it
Haram (impermissible) to remove treatment? And if those people are assisted with their
death, what is Islam’s view on ‘mercy killing’?”…
Laws and Ethics; What are they? Who do they affect and how do they affect me in my everyday life. The definition of “law” is a system of rules and guidelines that are enforced through a set of institutions. The law shapes everything from politics, economics, and our society in a number of ways and as well serves as a social mediator of relations between people (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law). The definition of “ethics” as well known as moral philosophy that addresses questions about morality –…
In opposition to capital punishment, the majority of Christians argue that humans, no matter how sinful and perverse, are created in God’s image, and we have no justification for destroying any human life.
History Meets the Future
1) Notion of “rights”: in the past, women have not always held the right to choose what to do about their pregnancy.…
Fairness is having the same opportunities and rights as other people, and a sense of being valued and loved for being the people we are.
Justice - Freedom from oppression
When people treat each other without discrimination or prejudice
Unfairness is when these opportunities are taken away or prevented for some reason, and when there is dishonesty and people are not valued.
Examples of unfairness in society are
1 Treating people with discrimination
2 Ignoring human rights
3 Unfair action…
When capital punishment is thought of, do people find it to be an act of justice or an act of murder brought on by the government? Is the death penalty constitutional or unconstitutional? Capital Punishment is unjust, unconstitutional, and a huge financial burden.
The death penalty is unjust in so many ways.…
Blessed John Paul II
Karol Jozef Wojtyla, commonly known as John Paul II, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice on May18th, 1920 to happy parents Karol and Emilia. Although originally considering having an abortion during her pregnancy with Karol due to pre-determined birthing complications, Emilia declined the offer due to her devotion to the Catholic faith. Karol was the youngest of 3 children, his sister Olga died prior to his birth, but he was very close to his older brother, Edmund. Edmund…
Yes, there is a relevant moral difference between active and passive euthanasia. It is morally permissible to passively euthanize for there was not necessarily any forward action taken to kill someone. You may be allowing someone an attempt at life without supporting measures.
4. With regard to retributive justice, capital punishment is always permissible. A person should be…