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Passive euthanasia is the deliberate disconnection of life support equipment or cessation of any life sustaining medical procedure permitting the natural death of the patient EROG Allowing an individual the right to choose if they want to fight to save their own life or to be allowed to die a nature death is becoming a major issue in todays society This is not just a present day issue it has been a topic of debate for many years In 1906 Ohio drafted Its first euthanasia bill and then in 1938 The Euthanasia Society of America was founded EROG 1976 though was a turning point for euthanasia in the United States as the Quinlan Family goes all the way to the New Jersey Supreme Court to be allowed to disconnect the respirator from their comatose daughter The courts approved the families request EROG Also in 1976 California passes the nations first Living Will law A Living Will is the popular name for an advance directive by which a person requests in writing for a physician not to connect life supporting equipment if this procedure is merely going to delay an inevitable death EROG There are many people who feel that they do not want to have their death delayed by extraordinary means Allowing passive euthanasia gives individuals the right to decide about their own life A right that I will try to show to you should not be taken away from any person Assumptions All possible means should be used to save a life This is not the best possible alternative Life at all cost can become an enormous financial stress for families There is also the added stress of taking care of a loved of that is totally dependent on others When others are allowed to make the decision for live at all cost for an individual that is seriously ill or injured they are generally thinking only of themselves and not the quality
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