Ethics of Euthanasia

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Euthanasia, according to the America Heritage Dictionary is: the act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition. This definition however, does not touch upon the ethics or morals of this controversial practice. Euthanasia is more complicated than the concept of its name. The question is, "Do people who physically can't end their own lives have the right to die?" … No, assisted suicide is wrong.

Life is beautiful. It is rich in flavor and taste. Life smells like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies coming out from the oven. Like everything else though, life isn't perfect. Sometimes the cookies stay in the oven too long and become burnt. The wasteful person throws the cookies away, but the resourceful one will eat them burnt. Throwing away a life because of a minor imperfection is not right.

Although you obviously can't punish a dead body for killing themselves, suicide is illegal. Our society does not promote suicide or homicide, and Euthanasia is in fact murder. If it is illegal to kill yourself or someone else, then deductive logic tells us that Euthanasia should remain an illegal practice.

Everyone is given one life, not two or three or four… one life. That life is filled with ups and downs; emotional highs and emotional lows. It is filled with imperfections, flaws, and glitches. There are parts of life that are miserable and pain-staking. No one wants to suffer but these are all aspects of life we need to work around and learn to deal with. Death is the most irrational solution possible; it isn't even a solution, it is just a way to avoid your problems. A lot of people contemplate suicide at some point in their lives. It appears to be "the easy way out", or a way to end their suffering, but taking the life of yourself or another human being is never right.

There are three little children. Their names are irrelevant and their appearance does not matter. Child one is a...
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