Euthanasia Is Not The Answer


All of us no matter how good we are take care of ourselves, exercise, or eat our vegetables, are going to die. We can not escape this. As our population ages in this country the issue of Euthanasia or sometimes called “mercy killing” will continue to be debated.
The issue is now being debated in the courts. According to the National Review, “In 1995 two lawsuits were filed in New York and Washington State by a handful of terminally ill people and doctors claiming that state laws that made assisting in suicide a criminal offense were unconstitutional.” (1) What I find most troubling is how to define who is terminally ill and how this whole process can be open to abuse. In an article from ...

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to his catholic faith. He showed my family and I how to live in the face of death. He wasn’t afraid to die and let us share in his care. He had some pain but it was well controlled. He had hospice come and make him very comfortable. Our family was united in caring for him. This is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t choose Euthanasia.
Death is never easy, but learning to care for the dying is the answer. In the book , David Cundiff M.D. a hospice physician writes “Improved care of the terminally ill will make the question of Euthanasia and assisted suicide moot.”(3)
In a passage that echoes this from M. Scott Peck M.D. “Had x chosen hospice comfort care over Euthanasia he might have had two to six weeks of physically comfortable existence.” (4)
Even the terms of Euthanasia are not well defined. The word Euthanasia comes from a Greek phrase meaning “good death”. Active Euthanasia or sometimes called assisted suicide is giving a patient a lethal dose of a drug or some other means ...

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