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Euthanasia is one of societys most widely and hotly debated moral issues It has pained and exhausted the courts for entirely too long questioning the ethics and morality of the issue It is a never-ending loop that by no means considers our right or the victims right to freedom It has pierced the pocket books of American taxpayers extensively and should be put to rest with only this statement Let them die I believe that euthanasia is only debated and kept on the political agenda to keep the courts busy thereby ensuring the security of political pocket books The vast majority of the population is in favor of euthanasia However their elected candidates dont represent their views Humphry Thus eliminating their power of democracy and right to freedom In this essay I will argue that euthanasia is not a concern of religious ethics but rather an entitlement of freedom Euthanasia is typically broken into two categories 1Active euthanasia The act of administering a lethal drug or using other means that cause a persons death MacKinnon 126 2Passive euthanasia Stopping or not starting some treatment which allows a person to die the persons condition causes his or her death MacKinnon 126 Active euthanasia is typically the more highly debated of the two acts of euthanasia and is better known because of the actions of Dr Jack Kevorkian who has aided in many successful suicides Passive euthanasia on the other hand is rarely debated and usually never enters the minds eye because it is typically looked at as letting someone die naturally In passive euthanasia one simply refuses treatment with the knowledge that death is imminent This offers little debate for several reasons primarily because it is seen as a natural way of dying The exception however is that some religions refuse to accept treatment with the knowledge that without the treatment they will die For example in the faith of
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