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Euthanasia You are on your way home from work and suddenly a car swerves out of control and slams into the side of your car leaving you paralyzed So now what There are only two things that are certain in this life Everyone is born and everyone will die I am going to discuss the latter Death could strike anyone at any time You need to be aware of your options so that if and when you are left to deal with the choices of death you can have your mind made up ahead of time There have been many cases where patients have been diagnosed as terminally ill and have lived I am sure that you have heard of these cases occurring or may have experienced them in your personal associations Perhaps the most famous case is that of Karen Ann Quinlian Karen 22 years old fell into a coma after using the bad combination of alcohol and tranquilizers Her parents went before the courts and convinced them to take Karen off life support Although Karen never regained consciousness she lived nine years after being taken off life support This case is significant because in 1975 this was the first case ever that allowed the removal of life support thus opening the doors for the controversy of euthanasia It is also an argument against euthanasia because of the fact that she was diagnosed and was said to die immediately if taken off life support She did not Doctor assisted euthanasia are unethical illegal and results in unnecessary death of patients There are two types of euthanasia passive and active The first type of euthanasia known as passive euthanasia doesnt involve killing a patient it is the type that lets the patient die in a natural yet peaceful manner This allows the patient to refuse services such as life support so they dont have to be vegetables Active euthanasia the other form of euthanasia
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