Essay about Pro Euthanasia

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When someone is inevitably dying and in inexplicable pain is it really a crime to grant their wishes and end their suffering? As of right now euthanasia is illegal in many countries and is a very controversial topic. Is it compassion for the patient helping them in ending their life or murder? The doctor is not giving death as an option, it is the patients choice and even where it is legal there are many rules. Euthanasia should not be considered a crime because the patient is not being murdered; they are having their suffering end in a painless, humane way out of compassion for the patient and their family.

Euthanasia is defined by the World Book Millennium 2000 encyclopaedia as, “the practise of painlessly ending the lives of people
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He was aware of the risk of revealing the tape but he wanted to make it known that he thought what he was doing was right and he had no regrets in helping the patients who could not bare to live. Dr. Kevorkian was an enormous influence in the fight to legalize euthanasia and his efforts opened many eyes to the issue.

Many may wonder how euthanasia is relatable to their life and why they should care? Everyone needs to be aware that incurable illness’ do not chose who they effect, they are not limited to race, wealthiness or age and there are many different varieties and numerous ones could effect you or a loved one. There are many cases where people would be overjoyed with the option of euthanasia such as 70 year old Mrs. Boyes who asked repeatedly for euthanasia because she was in so much pain she “screamed like a dog” at a mere touch (Docker Internet). What about 21 year old Karen Ann Quinlan who was in a vegetative state, her parents wanted to take her off life support but the courts denied it numerous times, she died 10 years later of pneumonia. Roman Sanpedro was a paraplegic who described himself as a “ head attached to a corpse” (Docker Internet). He was a patient who wanted the right for euthanasia and who could explain it better than a person in that situation, he stated: “Why die? Because every journey has its departure time and only the traveller has