Euthanasia should be legalized in Thailand
The issue of euthanasia or mercy killing is a topic of wide debate in the world for a long time. Especially in the country that euthanasia is illegal as Thailand. It is an important issue because it involves morality, attitude and effects feelings of other people in society. Although it argues that euthanasia may cause crimes, destroy vital social values and it is prohibited in Buddhism ; however, it should be legalized in Thailand because euthanasia can save payment of relatives, right to life and death should be self decision of patients, and most of people can accept it if it is allowed by the medical and nursing organization.
It has been argued that mercy killing may cause other crimes. Such as organ trade or killing for heritages. Mercy killing has to be committed by good will to release patients from agony, but no standard can tell what good will is.? It is claimed that death should be natural. However, in our society, it is accepted that mercy killing can save payment of relatives. Especially in the poor family that hardly has enough money for food and also has hopeless patient on the same time. They have to choose mercy killing because they are poor. And it is intention of patients to die because they do not want to be a burden of their family. Moreover, organs from hopeless patients can be useful for others, but for using those organs, it has to be a permission of patient to donate it for others not permission of a doctor.
According to the euthanasia debated by the Vancouver sun in June, 2006, mercy killing would destroy vital social values and symbols of human life. How people die could not just a private self determination, but it involves other people and society. Euthanasia of a vital person can convince others to do the same, and it can create a question “what is meaning of human life?” if we can destroy our life easily. However, O De Schutter said about the European Court of Human Rights pronounced...
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