Euthanasia Regarding Euthanasia
"The practice of painlessly ending the lives of people who have incurable painful or distressing diseases or handicaps. It may occur when incurably ill people ask their physician or friend or relative to put them to death or to allow them to die. It may also occur when ill people ask others to help them commit suicide. (The World Book Encyclopedia, 2004, pg.421) These are simple, or politically correct, definitions of euthanasia. The definitions get a little more complicated when they are defined by different organizations. Euthenasia.com had several break outs and definitions on their website. They started with the basic euthanasia definition "the intentional killing by an act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. (The key word here is intentional. If death is not intended, it is not an act of euthanasia)."