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27 Nov 2005

What is Wrong with Euthanasia?

Posted by Oblivion in General | 12:25pm

Yes, what's wrong with euthanasia?

Should the decision to live or die not be a fundamental right of an individual? It makes some sense to have that decision rest with a legal body - although this is still debatable - only in societies where State takes care of the medical expenses. But in a country like ours, where an individual has to bear all the expenses himself, how sensible it is to deprive him of the decision to live or die? If he or his family cannot afford the expenses and government doesn't support either, what do we expect him to do? To go through suffering, shell out whatever money his family has, and die a miserable death?

It beats me. All that talk about euthanasia being unethical is all balderdash. Euthanasia is not same as suicide. To my mind, even suicide cannot be generalised as bad. It has to be dealt with on a case by case basis. Unless we provide a practicable solution to an individual's suffering, it's irrational to play with words and ideas about ethics of euthanasia.

Why has man let so much power to rest with State? It has a say in every damn thing that an individual does. Will we ever understand what freedom, even at a superficial level, means?

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2 Comments | "What is Wrong with Euthanasia?" »

  1. By Inquisitive

    28 Nov 2005, 5:02pm [ Reply ]

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  2. By PJ

    28 Nov 2005, 3:38pm [ Reply ]

    I think, like we were discussing the other day, the State wants every individual to be dependent. The day an individual has his freedom, the State will have no say in the individual's life. Indirectly, the State is controlling our lives, whether it's for paying taxes, which is mandatory, or even comitting suicide. These fascists control even our choice to die. By the way, the term Euthanasia also has one of its origins with Hitlers T-4 Euthanasie program.

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