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Euthanasia is defined as The action of killing an individual for reasons considered to be merciful People feel that if they are suffering or they feel the need that they should not live anymore that they should have the right to an assisted suicideEuthanasia has been around since the early 1900s when in 1906 the first bill was drafted in Ohio People felt even back then that they should have the right to an assisted suicide There are four types of Euthanasia and they are Passive Euthanasia Active Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide and Involuntary Suicide Passive Euthanasia is the death of a person by withdrawing some form of support and letting nature take its course Example Removing life support equipment Active Euthanasia is a person knowing that they are going to die because of a terminal illness so they are injected with a controlled substance that kills them Physician Assisted Suicide is when a physician provides the drugs or carbon monoxide so that a person can terminate hisher own life Involuntary Suicide is the killing of a person in opposition to their wishes People choose these four options because of a chose and it will somehow fulfill them Many Physicians take part in assisted suicides One of those men is Dr Jack Kevorkian Kevorkian is one of the first people to assist in Euthanasia Dr Kevorkian has assisted in 130 suicides that are publicly known In 1956 he Published a journal article The Fundus Oculi and the Determination of Death discussing his efforts to photograph the eyes of dying patients a practice that earned him the nickname Doctor Death On June 4 1990 Kevorkian is present at the death of Janet Adkins a 54-year-old Portland Oregon woman with Alzheimers disease Her death using the suicide machine occurs in Kevorkians 1968 Volkswagen van in Groveland Oaks Park near Holly Michigan Kevorkian likes to help people who feel that they no longer need to live because of
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