Euthanasia

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Euthanasia refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.

Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is legal in some countries.

In some countries there is a divisive public controversy over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of euthanasia. Those who are against euthanasia may argue for the sanctity of life, while proponents of euthanasia rights emphasize alleviating suffering, bodily integrity, self-determination, and personal autonomy.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia

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