Blog post- Euthanasia

Euthanasia can be described as a method of ending a life early in order to end pain and suffering which is also known as “Mercy Killing”. From a legal perspective, it is only legal in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and now includes the states of Oregon, Washington, and Montana. As said by the Encyclopedia of American Law, “mercy killing” is a type of criminal homicide. Therefore, this time of killing is seen as unlawful and inexcusable when carried out for any reasons.  It is the commitment of doctors to keep their patients healthy and not take their lives away as a part of the “Hippocratic Oath”.doctors have a moral responsibility to keep their patients alive as reflected by the Hippocratic Oath. They argue there may be a “slippery slope” from euthanasia to murder, and that legalizing euthanasia will unfairly target the poor and disabled and create incentives for insurance companies to terminate lives in order to save money. doctors have a moral responsibility to keep their patients alive as reflected by the Hippocratic Oath. They argue there may be a “slippery slope” from euthanasia to murder, and that legalizing euthanasia will unfairly target the poor and disabled and create incentives for insurance companies to terminate lives in order to save money. It can be said that legalizing euthanasia will unethically target the underprivileged and incapacitated and create motives for insurance companies to get rid of lives in order to save money. From a moral viewpoint life is too viewed as precious, we are given time on this planet for a purpose. We all must take advantage of this time and live it to the fullest extent of our capability. By just viewing the beauty of life and nature that surrounds us it gives us a vantage of the bigger picture. We are a part of this world and the purpose of life is to pursue contentment during our life. A good life is a happy and stimulating life. The ultimate measure of life’s success is the happiness in our life. This means living a long and happy life, that isn’t prematurely terminated. Euthanasia as a whole shortens and lessens the value of life. Our society needs to change its perspective on euthanasia to create a more morally obligated community. This means understanding the value of life and not taking that for granted and wishing to end it early no matter the circumstances. By doing this is shows strength and power in the individual and also abides by the laws our nation was built upon.

 

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