Death and Passive Euthanasia

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The argument comes down to whether a patient has the legal right to ask their doctor to help them die when the end of life is near and the suffering is severe. I believe that if a person is terminally ill, and is in immense amounts of pain, that it is their legal right, to end their life prematurely, with their doctor's assistance.

I.The different types of euthanasia
A.Passive euthanasia: acceleration of death by the removal of life support B.Active euthanasia: a doctor directly assists in the death of a person C.Physician Assisted Suicide: physician supplies the resources for committing suicide

II.An example of euthanasia
A. Article, "It's Over Debbie"

III.Legalization of euthanasia
A.Euthanasia is legal in Japan, the Netherlands, and Oregon B.Bills to make euthanasia have been denied in the United States

IV.Netherlands guidelines for euthanasia
A.It must be voluntary
B.Requests must not be made on impulse or based on depression C.The pain must be considered unacceptable suffering
D.A second opinion must be had
E.A well documented report must be written by the doctor

V.Religious aspects of euthanasia
A.Conservative group beliefs vs. liberal group beliefs
B.What God says about euthanasia

VI.Survey of terminally ill cancer patients
A.Cancer patients are the largest group to accept euthanasia

VII.When euthanasia is used
A.Only with people who are terminally ill and who are suffering

VIII.My opinion on euthanasia
A.A person has the freedom to choose what they do with their life B.Euthanasia is not suicide
C.It is the patients free will to decide how their life is ended

Whether to permit euthanasia is among the most argumentative legal and public policy questions in America today. The argument comes down to whether a patient has the legal right to ask their doctor to help them die when the end of life is near and the suffering is severe. I believe that if a person is...
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