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It is upsetting and depressing living life in the shadow of deathMany questions appear on this debatable topic such as should welegalize euthanasia What is euthanasia What is assisted suicide Whatis the difference between Passive and Active Euthanasia What isVoluntary Non-voluntary and Involuntary Euthanasia What is MercyKilling What is Death with dignity But if euthanasia was legalizedwouldnt patients then die peacefully rather than using plastic bags orother methods And unfortunately the list continues No one deniesthat there are many vulnerable persons who require the protection ofthe law Take for example those in a temporary state of clinicaldepression perhaps caused by a traumatic event in their lives Thesepersons will recover and go on to lead productive happy lives and itwould be unconscionable to encourage or support them in a transitorywish to die There are also many unemployed and unemployable manydisabled of all ages and many senior citizens whose families mightfor selfish or downright malicious reasons encourage them to seekassisted suicide All kinds of people in difficult situations could beat risk of being intimidated or forced into feeling their early deathwould be a convenience to society Section 241 is doubly flawed It isnot an especially effective drawback against those who seek to prey onthe vulnerable but at the same time it forces persons enduringintolerable suffering to exist in that state against their own wishesthus denying them their right of self-determination as citizens in afree democracy Competent rational human beings must have the right todetermine their own health care according to their personal wishesvalues and beliefs as long as such a determination does not jeopardizethe safety or well-being of any other person We do not believe forinstance that people have the right to kill themselves by drivingrecklessly and in so doing jeopardize the safety of others To killoneself by causing an explosion that will inevitably put others at riskis horror It is also reproachable to end ones own life without regardto the trauma it might inflict on the
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