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’Euthanasia should never be allowed’’ evaluate the statement for and against
This is 'the compassion argument'. Supporters of assisted suicide believe that allowing people to ‘die with dignity’ is kinder than forcing them to continue their lives with suffering.
2. We want it
This is known as 'the autonomy argument'. Some believe that every patient has a right to choose when to die.
3. We can con*trol it
This is 'the public policy argument'. Proponents believe that assisted suicide can be safely regulated by government legilisation
1. Altern*at*ive treat*ments are available
Alternative treatments are available, such as palliative care and hospices. We do not have to kill the patient to kill the symptoms. Nearly all pain can be relieved.
2. There is no ‘right’ to be killed and the slip*pery slope of assisted sui*cide is real
Opening the doors to voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide could lead to non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, by giving doctors the power to decide when a patient’s life is not worth living. In the Netherlands in 1990 around 1,000 patients were killed without their request.
3. We could nev*er truly con*trol it.
Reports from the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal, reveal that doctors do not always report it.
4. The assump*tion that patients should have a right to die would impose on doc*tors a duty to kill
The assumption that patients should have a right to die would impose on doctors a duty to kill, thus restricting the autonomy of the doctor. Also, a ‘right to die’ for some people might well become a ‘duty to die’ by others, particularly those who are vulnerable or dependent upon others.