Contention 1: Harms
Subpoint A: The illegalization of euthanasia prolongs physical and psychological suffering of helpless patients. Euthanasia, published in 1999, by James D. Torr, “Laws against euthanasia are not only unjust because they violate individual privacy, but they are also malicious and unconscionable because they prolong a person's suffering against his or her will.” Take Karen Ann Quinlan as an example, she had severe brain damage and her eyeballs didn’t even function correctly, it was clear she was suffering, but no one could do anything about it.
Subpoint B: Also, forcing people to continue living their lives against their will is completely unethical. In November 2010, Dr. Maisie Miller, MD (Pediatrics in Fort Worth, TX) said in an article published on Buzzle, “maintaining life... [continues]
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