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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 3 2013: Hi Kate. FEAR of being sued and prosecuted for 'killing' is there and real for any doctor, nurse, family member, friend. Also many doctors,on religious grounds will not. My GP who is a lovely guy tells me most doctors (80%) believe in mercy killing/voluntary euthanasia however are NOT permitted under current Law. Any friends or family present are also hauled into court and prosecuted for killing. There have been cases of this recently in the press.

    Many of us could 'do it' ourselves and on our own as I believe if I swallowed the whole bottle of one of my medications it would certainly kill me. However I don't know for sure and the worry is, if it didn't, I could suffer more and longer !

    Federal MP Mark Butler Minister for Ageing when I met him early this year said Labor party is looking at the situation of changing the law (and the Constitution to do so). He personally has tatooed on his chest DO not resusitate......he even went so far as to start unbuttoning his shirt to show us but the local politician stopped him. Pity he is nice looking young guy.

    Sadly for us who believe in voluntary euthanasia for ourselves the government stopped Dr. Nitchke in the Northern Territory some years ago and they hound him and try and arrest him when he steps on Australian soil.

    The momentum is gathering to legalise voluntary euthanasia in possibly ACT (Canberra), Sth. Australia & Northern Territory but to my mind should be available all states and NOW.

    Vets are not prosecuted and they believe it is a 'service' of kindness not to let an animal suffer.

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