Euthanasia

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Philosophy

 

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James G

 

Date added:

December 9, 2014

 

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University

 

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A

 

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Passive euthanasia is withholding life-saving equipment or treatment, by medical equipment I mean surgeries, chemotherapy and other treatments beyond basic food, water, warmth, care and personal attention. After such equipment and efforts are withdrawn, sometimes people live much longer than anticipated, and in rare cases even fully recover...
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Active euthanasia takes a life. Passive euthanasia allows a death. In its voluntary form it is suicide, in its involuntary form it is murder. Euthanasia raises agonizing moral questions like these: Is it ever right for another person to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in severe pain or enduring other suffering? If euthanasia is sometimes right, under what circumstances is it right? Is there any moral difference between killing someone and letting them die? Some people think that euthanasia shouldn't be allowed even if it was morally right, because it would be abused and used as a cover for murder...
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