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Euthanasia Is Murder Essay

589 words - 2 pages

Euthanasia is the Greek word meaning “good death”. Euthanasia is the act of assisting in ending one’s life, killing a person or an animal in a painless or minimally painful way.
There are 3 different types of euthanasia. Volantary - which means that the doctor, or whoever performed the assisted death got full permission from the patient to kill them. Nonvolantary - without full consent of the patient or if the patient did give them their full consent, they weren’t fully decisionally-competent. And Involantary - this is when the person is killed against their will, they refuse to die but they are still killed. This Is murder!

We are not god. We do not have the right choose who to kill, we cannot kill anyone we think would be better off dead. One person or a million people cannot make that decision. Only that person can make the decision. And if they do, make the decision that they do want to be killed, they are obviously not decisionally-competent, and that’s why, no matter what, euthanasia should be classified as murder. A physician has a clear moral obligation to his/her patients, to cure and comfort. This obligation does not entail killing the patient.

According to the way the Australian Legal System is contructed, all acts of euthanasia whether volantary, nonvolantary or involantary sre still illegal, and should be charged as murder. The two separarate parts of murder: Actus reus (Latin term for “guilty act”(based on evidence)) and Mens rea (Latin term for “guilty mind”(intension)). Both these are needed to convict someone of murder. There is also manslaughter (which is just actus reus) which some euthanasia cases end up being. Euthansia, whether conducted a...

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