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A considerable size of society is in favour of Euthanasia and assisted suicide mostly because it eliminates suffering But Should Euthanasia and assisted suicide be legalised Is it ethical Do we have the right to decide when someone elses life should end Euthanasia means good death in Greek but does a good death exist This and many other questions arise when considering mercy killing as a solution for a pain relief The following essay provides several reason why euthanasia should not be legalise first of all it promotes a depreciation of the value of life secondly it set a bad example for future generation thirdly it promotes various types of abuses and finally it deteriorates our health care system Life is a precious gift that should not be taken for granted However the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide encourages a depreciation to the value of life not only does it allow people to commit suicide and decide upon the lives of others but it approves classifying certain group of people as unworthy of living as explain by Dr Franois Primeau a psychiatry expert The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide for extreme cases is a slippery slope to the widespread killing of newborn infants the elderly the depressed and the mentally disabledEuthnisia also delivers the wrong message the future generation a perfect example of this is the case of Karen Janoch who committed assisted suicide under the Oregon law and decided to send invitations for her suicide to about two dozen of her closest friends and family members The invitation read You are invited to attend the actual ending of my life This case made front page at the UCLAs student newspaper called the Daily Bruin followed by an article favoring assisted suicide as a result UCLA students learned that suicide can be the occasion for a party Eventhou
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