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Replying to Euthanasia Or Mercy Killing: Should It Be Legalized?
Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:59 AM
I have read a lot on the subject and have seen and heard arguments based on religion, personal beliefs, and social reasons. Socially the arguments usually revolve around letting nature take it course and we shouldn't interfere with the natural passing of a person and that there is always the possibility that there might be a medical breakthrough that might cure the illness. If we were to stand by and let nature take its course we should stop all medical treatment across the board and stop playing with genetics and stop extending life.
On the subject of religious arguments they almost always fall back on the "thou shalt not kill" argument or similar depending on the religion. If we are to go by this one then there should be no capital punishment or standing army as well as no euthanasia. How can one have a total and blatant double standard of no euthanasia yet support a standing army who's only reason to exist is to take life, whether its in the name of peace keeping or defense.
Now the hardest one to argue against is personal beliefs. Here I have to say that to each his/her own personal beliefs and I will leave it at that. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs, and only they can decide those.
As for my personal belief on the subject, I believe it should be allowed. The reason for this is that if a person is suffering and there is no immediate way of eliminating the pain and allowing for a decent standard of living. One without pain, clear cognitive ability, and the ability to live without bulky life support equipment. If this cannot happen and the patient can make a clear and sound decision to end their life with honor and dignity then I think they should be allowed to if they can find someone that can help them in a nearly painless way.
To live in pain, without dignity, is no life at all. To keep people alive in such a state is torture in the truest definition.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:03 PM
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:51 AM
In the future, there is a possibility that suicide machines will be functional, whenever you will want to die, you may go to the suicide machine and end your live? Especially if people in the future will live much longer. It may sound like science fiction now, but in the future it's fully possible.
Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:28 AM
I m in favour of mercy killing.The name depicts that it is a killing process due to mercy.But how can a killing method can be merciful?Yes,this is done due to mercy and hence it can't be considered as general murder at all.I m giving two example below to explain it
1)Oneday a lady saw that a cat is playing badly with a bird by taking it in it's mouth.The bird is half-dead due to the torture of cat.The cat is not fully killing the bird but enjoying playing with the half-dead bird.The bird's death is definite after few hours.There is no question of survive.But it became so pathetic for that bird to tolerate the horrible pain in half-dead condition for few more hours.So that lady requested her husband to kill the bird to give it relief to get more torchered by the cat.Hence that lady's husband killed the half-dead bird with his knife.The bird dead quickly but got relief for suffering from horrible pain for few more hours.
2)Many people may say that as it breaks natural rule of God---so we shouldn't legalize mercy killing.But if we see that our very loveable relative is suffering from tremendous and intolerable cancer-pain and if doctor declares that ---death is obviousWithin few days.If the patient is praying God for quick death and suffering from immense pain----in such a case everyone will forget religious logic and all of that patient's well-wisher will pray to God for that patient's quick death.It happens in world.Otherwise human being is inhumanic.Such a moment is also come in life when the well-wisher request doctor to kill his/her beloved relative who is suffering due to horrible pain and there is no chance of life anymore but the patient is suffering unnecessarily.If anybody goes trough such a situation for once----he/she will automatically forget religious rules and will start to request the doctor to do mercy,to kill the patient by implementing euthanasia so that the patient will get rid of that horrible pain.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
But mercy killing is not being legalized only for the reason that people may misuse ths.Family persons may try to kill the eldest person on the name of mercy killing to get the property of the family.---To prevent misuse of mercy killing,it is not being legalized.But it is legalized in Newzealand and Belzium in few particular cases and it is running there successfully.I think there should be certain rules/standard measures only when merci killing can be implemented.If it is implemented only in genuine real cases,it is really for good only but not for harm.
-reply by Ishan
Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:57 PM
I just don't agree with that so-called euthanasia .. Let them feel the happiness while they are still alive .. As the saying goes .. "laughter is the best medicine" but then it is really not working either yet they laugh and smile for the very last time of their life .. That's it ! I hope that they will not legalize euthanasia for a painless death ..
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:11 PM
although if it is legalised then the fact is that you should need the approval of a certain number of doctors, because if a population suddenly dropped sharply simply because someone who doesn't want to live anymore say if they lost their job was allowed to be euthanised. there is also the problem of ethics of doing this since relgions and even normal people have a opinion on it. in any contry for it to be immplemented then it should be voted in that way the people defiently want it. its like how governments can pass laws that normal people don't like but politicians brought into power vote for it and they generally have a totally different opinion to people.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:59 PM
I guess I'm not surprised that I see very little information or opinion from someone who actually is facing the reality of bearing the unbearable, I have to say my first response to this is, how dare you. I know we live in a supposedly free society and everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion, but to read these comments and postings from people who will probably never have to face a set of circumstances where a decision of this magnitude will have to be made, I'm sorry, but I feel offended. I don't feel that you could possibly have a valid opinion on the subject. To think that you do goes right to the heart of the matter, that choosing to voluntarily end a life that is no longer bearable to the individual in question is a completely and uniquely personal one. The only consideration that should possibly be given is whether or not the individual in question is capable of making a rational decision. Who am I to say? someone who's already made their decision. 24 hours from now my life will be over. I have chosen to voluntarily end my physical existence because of the unbearable burden of an untreatable condition that has completely taken every other part of my life away. I love my life, I love my beautiful wife, I love Jesus and I KNOW he loves me. This choice pains Him as much as it does me, but he has given me the grace to make my own decision in this matter. Of that I am certain. Consider this, mankind was never my judge, I could give a damn what most of you would think about this, you lack the capability to even be honest with yourselves, of what value then is your opinion? The bible does NOT say Thou shalt not kill as the world would have you believe, but, Thou shalt do no murder. A very subtle but very important distinction. It grieves me to the core to have to lay my life down, but not as much as it grieves me to consider the unrelenting, unbearable reality of living every day in this condition. What is my condition you say? None of your damn business. Suffice it to say God weighs our hearts and motivation in the light of truth and reason and His own morality which is absolute. It disturbs me when I think of all the doctors and medical people I talked to, how rabidly fanatic they became over the subject of keeping the meat (my flesh) alive and completely unconcerned they were about the quality of the life I would have to continue to endure. My life should be about much more than keeping the meat alive and I'll prove it to you.-reply by chronic sufferer
Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:55 AM
in my opinion euthanesia should never be legalised...It's not in the hands of our doctor to kill us..They are there to save us and not kill us..In some situations maybe the person is undergoing a painfull phase..Suffering from an uncurable disease..BUT you never know maybe one day he will be fine.Since,our childhood we have been taught to keep hope,life is the most prestigious gift to us by God
and our PARENTS one must never leave hope.There are cases when the doctors are wrong --after all they are also human prone to mistakes.THEN imagine a person's death in the name of euthanasia. NOBODY can give a final verdict on someone's death..Death is a natural procedure --should be natural...-reply by purvi
Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:10 AM
hey frnds don't go so emotional on this topic because there is noneed of that.And if a person is diagnosed frm a incurable diseaseand the pain is intolerable for him than its better to adopt option of mercy killing rather than feeding him medicine and hope that one day he will get his health.As u know that india is a poor country where person didn hv so much money for the health.And if doctors and other medical person already declares that there is no hope so its better to free him from the life its would save the money, resources like money,a doctor time and the tension to his family.So in my opinion there is no harm to legalise the Euthanasia but with a strict rules & provision-reply by ghanendra