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Argument Against Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country we as free individuals have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someones life The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is gods task to determine when one of his creations time has come and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someones life When humans take it upon themselves to shorten their lives or to have others to do it for them by withdrawing life-sustaining apparatus they play god They usurp the divine function and interfere with the divine plan Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly putting to death persons who have incurable painful or distressing diseases or handicaps It come from the Greek words for good and death and is commonly called mercy killing Voluntary euthanasia may occur when incurably ill persons ask their physician friend or relative to put them to death The patients or their relatives may ask a doctor to withhold treatment and let them die Many critics of the medical profession contend that too often doctors play god on operating tables and in recovery rooms They argue that no doctor should be allowed to decide who lives and who dies The issue of euthanasia is having a tremendous impact on medicine in the United States today It was only in the nineteenth century that the word came to be used in the sense of
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