Free Argumentative Essays: Euthanasia is Inhuman
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Euthanasia is Inhuman
A subject that has been disputed more ever since medical technology
has dramatically improved is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is assisted suicide, or
it could be ending a patience's suffering by letting him die. Medical
technology is advancing so fast euthanasia is not needed to be a practice
in today's society. Moreover, it is inhuman and against the law.
Many people with incurable diseases have thought about euthanasia.
Their families do not want them to go through the pain any longer. One
reason why these families should not consider euthanasia is because medical
technology is advancing at an alarming rate. Diseases can be cured now that
could not have been cured just a few years ago. The way things are going
technology would probably find a cure for the patience's illness in the
near future. Families or individuals thinking about euthanasia should get
all the facts first about the research being done on the particular illness
that has invaded a member of their family. Think twice before making any
Euthanasia is an inhuman way of taking care of a difficult problem.
Some people might say that it is inhuman to have someone suffer through the
pain of his or her illness. Many of the families have a harder time dealing
with the pain than the actual victim does. The families would like to ease
their own pain along with the victim's pain. It is not inhuman to keep
someone alive as long as humanly possible. If a cure is found, then the
victim could possibly go on to live a long life. It would be inhuman to not
let the victim have the chance to live the rest of his life. A human life
is the most beautiful thing on the face of the earth or anywhere, and
people should be given a chance to experience the beauty as long as
Some people want to die for one reason or another. These people go
to someone and ask him or her to help them die. Most of the victims of
diseases that would result in them wanting to die are in an unstable
condition and are not fit to make these major decisions. A paper I read off
the internet said "Contrary to the assumptions of many in the public, a
scientific study of the people with terminal illness published in the
American Journal of Psychiatry found that fewer than one in four expressed
a wish to die, and all those who did had clinically diagnosable depression"
(whats). Sometimes they have a family member make the decision for them.
The whole family should sit down with a trained psychiatrist and sort
through their mental trauma. They need help to realize that death is not
the answer. The internet paper goes on to say "The humane response is to
mobilize psychiatric and social service resources to address the problems
that led to would-be suicide" (whats).
Euthanasia has become illegal in some states. The United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Washington said "aiding a person
who wishes to end his life constitutes a criminal act and subjects the
aider to the possibility of a lengthy term of imprisonment, even if the
recipient of the aid is a terminally ill, competent adult and the aider is
a licensed physician who is providing medical assistance at the request of
the patient" (Ninth). The most famous person associated with assisted
suicide is Dr. Jack Kevorkian. He has been accused and arrested over and
over again in Michigan for assisting people with committing suicide.
Another law euthanasia breaks is the divine law. The Declaration on
Euthanasia says "it is a question of the violation of the divine law, an
offense against the dignity of the human person, a crime against life, and
an attack on humanity" (Declaration). The divine law is considered by many
the most important law. These laws needed to be followed very carefully.
Euthanasia is an easy way out of the pains of life. It should be
banned everywhere because it goes against all the morals of today's society.
It has been and probably will be discussed for a long time. People have the
right to live a long life and no one can take that away from them.