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It is apparent that euthanasia should be permitted everywhere for the following reasons individual liberty ones undesired pain suffering and misery and the individuals frustration from having a valueless life First of all one should be able to understand the term euthanasia In ancient Greece eu thanatos meant easy death Todays euthanasia generally refers to mercy killing the voluntary ending of the life of someone who is terminally or hopelessly ill Euthanasia 1 Knowing that it is seemingly appropriate to say that one has the right to die an easy death if and only if he is terminally ill Otherwise different situations should not play any part in this issue To understand more about the pro-euthanasia side of this issue it is best conceived through the viewpoints strong beliefs and perspectives of proponents of euthanasia An individual has liberty which includes the right of owning his life He is the possessor of his life Just as he can do whatever he wishes with his possessions such as selling his new house he can also wish to discontinue his life if the reasons were rational In a typical situation a person has some terrible deadly disease He is trapped in a hospital bed with all sorts of medical equipment connected to him unable to move or do much of anything except exist He is in terrible pain he begs to have these machines disconnected so he can go home and live out whatever life he has left and die in peace He does not want to endure the pain but instead to assuage it However the doctors refuse because to turn off the machines would surely result in his death and they have a presumed bias against doing this If a person decides that he wants to die and someone does not think that this is a good decision what right does the opposing person have to tell him that he cannot do
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