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Euthanasia is a form of mercy killing which involves the act of being painlessly put to death through means such as denying critical medical treatments to people who are suffering from terminal or incurable diseases.
Many developed countries in the west already have passed legislation laws on active voluntary euthanasia which allows a person to will their deaths, although it is still commonly not discussed in asian countries.
The issue of euthanasia is highly debated, however, we need to recognise the freedom of will and autonomy. If a person has chosen to be put to death, so that he or she can be alleviated from a terminal disease such as cancer at an earlier time, who are we to deny that wish?
One can only imagine the kind of pain and trauma that has to be endured as the body fights the disease, even the constant administer of medication is a painful and risky process. Quality of life and dignity is lost as the person becomes bedridden to a hospital ward, unable to eat, unable to communicate, and unable to even attend to their most basic needs.
There is also the family members to take into consideration. If losing their loved ones is not bad enough, imagine the pressures and sadness that they have to go through, watching helplessly as their loved ones slowly fade away, yet unable to do anything.
2008-01-02 00:33:30 補充：
The question of where do we draw the line is also highly contested. Just as someone describing euthanasia as intentional suicide, can medical intervention be described as intentional prolonging and preservation of life?
2008-01-02 00:33:53 補充：
In the time of medical advances, death is suspended, and no longer slips in according to it's own immutable timetable. Is this a distorted and perversed way of delaying death by prolonging the suffering through the administration of medication?
2008-01-02 00:34:45 補充：
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