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Your wife of 50 years is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease She liesin a bed motionless and unaware of her surroundings The medication to easeher pain has been wearing off She just lies there in pain and unable tocommunicate with the outside world The doctors give her a month to live at themost What would you do Would you let her sit in a hospital bed in agonizingpain for the last few months of her life or do you help to prematurely meet herGod That is the topic of discussion in this paper EuthanasiaLets start by defining the term Euthanasia is also referred to as mercykilling That is the killing of someone for their own good due to the pain andsuffering they are enduring Euthanasia also includes situations where theindividual who is suffering makes the decision to die a type of suicideactually In todays world there are two types of euthanasia that are mostcommon The first are people who perhaps because of serious illness or perhapsfor reasons unrelated to their illness are extremely depressed and say thatthey want to die Johanson 1 Research has shown that the vast majority ofthese people are just asking for sympathy and dont really want to die butrather hear the calls of there loved ones begging them not to go on with theprocedure They want the attempt to fail The second type of euthanasia involvepeople who are suffering from an illness that makes them unable to communicateJohanson 2 These type of people are those who are in comas paralyzed orsimply so sick that they cannot make meaningful sounds or other communicationJohanson 2 This is a much more accepted type of euthanasia Especially inthe Netherlands where Euthanasia is more common then the United States Thereare two sides to attack this issue from One being from the view of theCatholic Church and the other from a legal standpoint Lets start with thelegal standpoint Who has the right to tell us
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