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Euthanasia is illegal in many countries, but the number of countries where it is permitted is growing.
Those in favour say that in a civilised society, people should be able to choose when they are ready to die and should be helped if they are unable to end their lives on their own.
But critics take a moral stance against euthanasia and assisted suicide, saying life is given by God and only God can take it.
Others think that laws allowing euthanasia could be abused and people who didn’t want to die could be killed.
The terminology around euthanasia is sometimes inconsistently applied, but there is a difference between euthanasia, assisted suicide and assisted dying
- Euthanasia refers to an instance where active steps are taken to end someone’s life, but the fatal act is carried out by someone else, such as a doctor.
- Assisted suicide is when someone takes their own life but is assisted by somebody else.
- Assisted dying can refer to either euthanasia or assisted suicide.
The word PANDEMIC brings another consideration to the debate. In simple terms, Governments allow the spread of the virus by not introducing laws to prevent transmission. It therefore allows people to die.
Compare the two..
- Euthanasia laws prevent sick, dying and suffering people from ending their lives.
- Pandemic laws (or lack of them) allow healthy, happy people to end their lives against there wishes
Yeah, that makes sense!