Euthanasia, Murder or a Blessing?

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Euthanasia has raised controversy in the United States because of different views on societal, cultural, and religious ethics. Euthanasia is the killing of a person to end either horrible pain, slow death, or even some coma victims that have been in a vegetative state of a considerable amount of time. Even though I believe that euthanasia is murder, it should not be looked down upon because death should be a right for the victims and their families. The other side of the argument claims that it is immoral to kill even those who are suffering because it is God's decision who lives and who dies. Both sides of this ongoing debate have some compelling arguments. In order to understand why I am defending an action that I admit is murder requires the use of an example. If a pregnant woman is murdered and had planned on keeping her baby the murderer would be charged on a count of murder and a count of manslaughter. Now in a different scenario, If that same woman was killed on the way to an abortion clinic it would only be a count for murder, because the life dwelling inside of her was unwanted. Women are legally allowed to choose whether or not a fetus lives. Therefore, why would we allow someone to suffer when they have declare no will to live. Euthanasia and assisted suicide go together hand-in-hand. The difference between the two is that with assisted suicide the patient is guided through the process of killing themselves, but with euthanasia the physicians take a direct course of action in the death, such as lethal injection or not providing necessary care or food for the patient. An argument for euthanasia is that it provides victims who are in extreme pain or mentally suffering a procedure that makes it end. Another argument can be made that euthanasia could save medical funds in order to provide care to other patients. Euthanasia is protected by the…...

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