Euthanasia should not be made legally acceptable in the present society because there are important aspects that need to be considered and handled concerning whos to decide, extent to which a physician can practice medicine, and religious opposition to this practice. Euthanasia refers to the practice of killing or allowing to die, for merciful reasons, a person ill or injured beyond the hope of recovery. There are two ways of performing euthanasia. Passive euthanasia involves hastening the death of a person by removement of some form of support and letting nature takes its course. Active euthanasia is the causing of a persons death through direct action in response to the request made by the patient. Active euthanasia is illegal in the United States, because in a way its homicide, and I believe that passive euthanasia should also be made illegal because although a person has the right to do as he wishes to his body its a choice that he shouldnt make but nature should. It is obvious that under some circumstances where the person is suffering intolerably that he might want to give up his life just to relieve the pain. However, he also needs to understand that if he decides to have a physician assist him in his death, he will of course die and loose all chances of ever again living a life due to a miracle. I think it is solely Gods choice to determine the extent of ones life, not a physician or a family member. That is why despite the individuals right to be free from unwarranted government intrusion I think a legislation should be made that will forbid a physician from going beyond his limits of caring for the ill, to allow them from dying in anyways other than a natural death. Some terminally ill patients are in intractable pain or experience an intolerably poor quality of life. They would prefer to end their life rather than continue until their body finally gives up. I think that by banning private…

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