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Euthanasia
Purpose: To inform the audience about Euthanasia.
Thesis: In order to truly understand Euthanasia, it is vitally important to journey through the roots of Euthanasia, the debate of both sides of consent Euthanasia, and explore current laws governing the issue as well as religious involvement. Organizational Pattern: Topical

I.Introduction

A.Attention Getter: Imagine waking up and seeing your self lying in an uncomfortable hospital bed with weeping family members surrounding your side. You notice that there is a long cord connected to your heart. You try really hard to move, but you are too feeble to get up. Would you want one of your family members to decide for you to no longer live or do you want the decision to live. B.Relevance: From award winning movies to real life situations, almost every culture is influenced by the decision of Euthanasia. As the authors Jennifer Sherer, Ph.D. and Rita Simon, in their book, Euthanasia and Their Right to Die, published in 1999, makes an example of involuntary euthanasia made by Hitler in 1941. All the killings during the Holocaust were committed without the patient’s consent and without them being aware of the approaching act. C.Credibility: As my mother being a nurse for over twenty-five years, she has gone through many experiences with involuntary and voluntary consents of euthanasia. Furthermore, this past year my grandmother was unable to make a voluntary consent, so my family had to make the choice to disconnect the plug. D.Thesis: In order to truly understand euthanasia, it is vitally important to journey through the roots of Euthanasia, the debate of both sides of consent euthanasia, and explore current laws governing the issue as well as religious involvement. E.Preview: Therefore, we will first shoot our way back into the history of euthanasia, next, unplug the most popular debates between consent euthanasia, and finally, end it with the religious involvement. Transition: To begin,...
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