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Do you agree with euthanasia? (for humans)

I recently had an argument with 2 of my teachers on this subject. Whenever asked whether they agree with euthanasia or not they were either avoiding to answer or they were completely against it without bringing any arguments to support their opinion.
As far as I've noticed this is a very controversial and sensitive subject but I couldn't find anyone to debate it with.
Both my history and my religion teacher found their safety saying that Jesus says humans have no right to take away anyone's life but they didn't share their personal opinion.
Basically my belief is that endeed we do not have that right but in some cases,when for instance a certain person is too sick and hasn't got any chance of getting better and that person doesn't have the streght or the will to fight anymore and their desire is to die,shouldn't they be given this right?

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  • Jun 2 2013: I think the right exists as a natural right. There are many whose religious or moral beliefs preclude such action, and this is understandable. On the other hand, religious or moral beliefs of others should not be applied to anyone other than themselves, as freedom of belief for one person, requires the same freedom of belief for everyone else.

    Socially and legally permitting euthanasia, ironically necessitates a high social, ethical and legal emphasis on the value of life. In our current world, limited access, restricted access or inadequate access to education, poverty in general, and especially hunger, lack of access to medical care, medicines and mental health care, should be important precursors to this discussion.

    Personally, I would like to have a legal and medically acceptable euthanasia option for end of my life, but there is always taking a long walk in a very harsh winter storm. Such action obviously requires one to be well enough to do it, and Karmel Blue writes eloquently about the most common reality. There are very many people passing middle age in the United States, who feel the same way, many who have parents who have suffered through these same issues. When a good life is gone, the view of death changes, not to be so feared, and maybe to be a welcome end: a comfort.

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