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Miclaus Maria-Luiza

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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: Hi Kate. Firstly I believe it is right of the person to decide how and when they pass from this life ...dying with dignity in my own home and quickly via a pill, injection and a glass of champagne is my want. You may not want voluntary euthanasia and it is up to you how much you want to suffer.

    My Mother died young 50 with incurable Cancer. There was NO LEGAL passive euthanasia then nor now. Currently Doctors can be charged with KILLING/murder if they do.

    I understand your friend's situation. However in my mother's case it was pure torture for myself and brothers and father to go every day to watch her suffering which went on for 3 months. Totally disgusting and unfair. My Father never smiled again and died of a broken heart !!

    I personally DO NOT want to suffer on to the bitter end and am supporting a change in the Australian Law that will permit dying with dignity at a time and place of my choosing.

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