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Debate on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide?

I need some concrete arguments against euthanasia and physician assisted suicide legalization...no arguments related to religion though. I also am in MAJOR need of statistics!!! Please help me out!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Religious arguments

    * Euthanasia is against the word and will of God

    * Euthanasia weakens society's respect for the sanctity of life

    * Suffering may have value

    * Voluntary euthanasia is the start of a slippery slope that leads to involuntary euthanasia and the killing of people who are thought undesirable

    Ethical arguments

    * Euthanasia weakens society's respect for the sanctity of life

    * Accepting euthanasia accepts that some lives (those of the disabled or sick) are worth less than others

    * Voluntary euthanasia is the start of a slippery slope that leads to involuntary euthanasia and the killing of people who are thought undesirable

    * Euthanasia might not be in a person's best interests

    * Euthanasia affects other people's rights, not just those of the patient

    Practical arguments

    * Proper palliative care makes euthanasia unnecessary

    * There's no way of properly regulating euthanasia

    * Allowing euthanasia will lead to less good care for the terminally ill

    o Allowing euthanasia undermines the committment of doctors and nurses to saving lives

    o Euthanasia may become a cost-effective way to treat the terminally ill

    o Allowing euthanasia will discourage the search for new cures and treatments for the terminally ill

    o Euthanasia undermines the motivation to provide good care for the dying, and good pain relief

    * Euthanasia gives too much power to doctors

    * Euthanasia exposes vulnerable people to pressure to end their lives

    o Moral pressure on elderly relatives by selfish families

    o Moral pressure to free up medical resources

    o Patients who are abandoned by their families may feel euthanasia is the only solution

    Historical arguments

    * Voluntary euthanasia is the start of a slippery slope that leads to involuntary euthanasia and the killing of people who are thought undesirable.

  • Jimmy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The major reason this is bad is that it could be abused or used to aggresively..like maybe granpa doesn't really want to die. They are experiencing these kind of problems in The Netherlands. Google" Assisted suicide in the Netherlands" The elderly are fast becoming unwanted an this is a gateway to getting rid old people, sick and deformed people. It is nothing new..Nazi Germany did it. It branded certain people "useless eaters" and justified that doing away with them was good for society and for them..even if the person didn't think so. You said not to bring in religion and thats exactly where this stuff flourished..in godless societies like Nazi Germany.

  • CAE
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Since Euthanasia is illegal everywhere and Assisted Suicide is rarely legal I am not sure how many stats there are!

    You may want to research DNR(Do not Resucitate orders) or living wills.

    Try the google search below

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    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

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