This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Euthanasia: Is It Right Or Wrong?

1157 words - 5 pages

Many people may say there is a fine line between right and wrong, but when the choice comes to end someone's life in order to end their suffering, who's to say where that line lies? When it comes to assisted suicide, for me that line is drawn on the side where assisted suicide is right but only under certain circumstances. “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share”

There are several different types of euthanasia. The first is called "voluntary euthanasia" which is where the patient is willing and wanting to die. The second is called "involuntary euthanasia" which is where the victim is unwilling and not wanting to die. The third type of euthanasia is called "active euthanasia" which is where the victim or doctor uses drugs to end the life of the victim. The fourth type of euthanasia is called "passive euthanasia" which is where the victim is killed by withdrawing the necessary needs to stay alive, such as water, food, drugs or medical surgical procedures. The fifth type of euthanasia is called "physician-assisted suicide" which is where the doctor is the one killing the patients. The last type of euthanasia is called "assisted suicide" which is suicide that is aided by another person. (http://www.terrisfight.org/facts-about-euthanasia/)

In my view, I think any type of suicide is wrong. Under certain circumstances, it’s understandable, although still wrong. Studies show, that the top five reasons given by patients who elected physician assisted suicide in 2005 were: fear of decreasing ability to do enjoyable activities, fear of loss of dignity, fear of losing autonomy, fear of losing control of bodily functions and fear of being a burden. (Cokeram, Paul. Euthanasia. Farmington Hills: Greenhaven, 2007. Print.) This proves that most people who want to die choose this out of fear, knowing this, doctors should be focusing on how to help them want to live, instead of helping them die. With that being said, we also know that some people want to die because of the pain that they are in. studies show 95% of cancer pain is controllable and the remaining 5% can be reduced to a tolerable level, although there are other illnesses that can put people in more pain, and or leave people in a state where they can't even eat without help. (http://www.terrisfight.org/facts-about-euthanasia/)

One of the problems is that doctors are put under oath to not be a part of euthanasia.(http://www.buzzle.com/articles/pros-and-cons-of-euthanasia.html) If someone were to lose a limb in an accident, and they were a swimmer or someone who enjoyed being active, they might want to give up, or kill themselves. To me, that’s not something that people should even consider hurting themselves over. There is a difference between people who have illnesses that keep them from being able to move or cause them to slowly rot away, and someone who has lost a limb or the ability to do something...

Find Another Essay On Euthanasia: Is It Right or Wrong?

Is Abortion Right or Wrong? Essay

1373 words - 6 pages delivery so as to destroy offspring” (Dionisio). The National Abortion Federation defines it as “a medical abortion is one that is brought about by taking medications that will end a pregnancy, which ends a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) with special instruments” (Dionisio). Another example is The National Right to Life Organization’s definition: “any premature expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally spontaneous, as in a

Is it right? is it wrong?

1299 words - 6 pages endure. It is never the victim’s fault when being forced into sexual encounters. By all means, women should be treated with equality and have the right to their own bodies. Therefore, the prosecution of all rape cases should be handled with the same intensions and severity. It should not be the governments right to decide whether or not one rape is better than the other. They should not have to live in fear of being attacked or abused by a man

Is the Death Penalty right or wrong?

2692 words - 11 pages The death penalty is a major issue that brings up a lot of controversy in our society. The most important question concerning the death penalty is whether it should be abolished or not. Many people think that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights and that it also violates the right to life. Some say it is cruel, inhumane, and a degrading type of punishment. Other people are for it and believe that we need to weed out the bad

Avertising - Right or Wrong

834 words - 3 pages Crazy Horse. Robert Sack, a lawyer for the First Amendment, states it best by saying, "Nothing could be more dangerous in a democracy than banning things simply because people find them offensive or unlikeable."1 The First Amendment does not state that everyone must be satisfied in order to have this freedom of expression. The First Amendment's purpose, as Sack points out, is to give everyone the right to an opinion!no matter what others think

Abortion- Right or Wrong?

904 words - 4 pages .("teen abortions") In this case, interrupting a pregnancywould be the healthiest, safest decision. Abortion causes a woman to make a difficult decision. This decision is a moral dilemma. It involves a lot of thought, and may cause guilt or regret after the procedure. But dismissing the right to choose would not benefit anyone. There are many other cases where ending a pregnancy is the best choice. For example, when a medical or mental condition is

Discrimination: Right or Wrong?

1478 words - 6 pages everything was just fine. The blacks knowing that they were not going to be able to work or get service at business likes whites would be able to made them feel ruthless. Blacks were tired of being discriminate against and wanted it to change; this completely started the civil right movement in Oxford. The civil rights movement had just started and it led to the murder of Henry Marrow in the book “Blood Done Sign My Name”. Henry Marrow was

Disobedience Right or Wrong?

703 words - 3 pages . However, disobeying authority is sometimes the right thing to do as there is discrimination or the inclination of superiority of one's race. As illustrated in The Crucible and Montgomery Boycott people such as John Proctor, Reverend Hale, and Rosa Park, often rebel for just and appropriate reasons in order to improve society. John Proctor preserved his dignity as he refused to write down his name admitting he is a witch and not telling Danforth

Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?

792 words - 4 pages ; he never would have thought he was providing for a sister as well. This came to mind when I read the question, "Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?" What is the right thing? In the story provided above, there is so many questions. Is it wrong for the boy to steal food from the café? Or is it right that he stole to provide food for his sister? Is it wrong for the woman to report the children when they are going to be separated? Or is it right

Is Animal Experimenting (Rats, in Particular) Right or Wrong?

1421 words - 6 pages and are capable of suffering as a result of pain. However, there are numerous differences that exist between the two creatures. The difference of utmost importance is that all human beings are born with certain rights that no rats are born with. Every human being was created with a right to life. It is a natural right that was not given to us by a law or belief, but instead it is in the nature of being a human being. It is not contingent upon

Beauty Pageants: Right or Wrong?

2016 words - 8 pages part in our life, because we are always judging on looks and not what’s on the inside. Media outlets are continuously on these topics, also. “Television is peppered with reality shows that feature pint-sized beauty queens decked out in pricy gowns, full make up, and big hair.” (psychologytoday.com) We are completely overexposed to what is wrong, rather than what is right. A childhood is something precious and should not be taken away from a

Capital Punishment: Right or Wrong?

2309 words - 9 pages Capital Punishment: Right or Wrong? All punishment is based on the same simple truth: there must be a penalty for wrongdoing. In order for there to be punishment, there must be both a wrongdoer and an authority to inflict the penalty. In a family, when you break a rule, the punishment is handed out by the parents. In society, punishment for crime is carried out by a criminal justice system (police, courts, and prisons). In both

Similar Essays

Voluntary Euthanasia: What's Right And Wrong?

2065 words - 8 pages states because every person should have the right to die in dignity and peace when they choose to. However, others choose to argue voluntary euthanasia, should remain illegal because it goes against the Catholic and Christian religions. There is also belief, voluntary euthanasia defeats the goals of a doctor's job. Some are concerned about the

Animal Testing: Is It Right Or Wrong?

1609 words - 7 pages Animal Testing- Is it Right or Wrong? Everyday, people all around the world use facial products, receive vaccinations and take antibiotics or medications that have been previously tested on animals. Rarely people think about whether or not animals have been tortured to use the products that they are using, but simply only think of themselves and their own well-being. “An estimated 26 million animals are used each year in the United States for

Capital Punishment: Is It Right Or Wrong?

2149 words - 9 pages considered to be justifiable and what should be right; and are supposed to be the foreground for future laws. It is unconstitutional, though, for an American to be sentenced to his or her death. The eighth amendment states that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted" (US Constitution). It would be against the Constitution for an American to be put to death because it can be

Abortion Is It Right Or Wrong

1810 words - 7 pages ABORTION Presently, one of the most complex and emotional dilemmas facing modern society is that of abortion. The complexity of this dilemma has caused controversy throughout the nation. It has raised many fundamental questions such as who has the right to make the decision to abort a child, the female or the male? It has also raised many moral questions, questions that differ among society. Societies' view on abortion has been greatly