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I have provided substantial arguments in favour of voluntary euthanasia and the rights of an individual to choose how they should die and rebutted the major objections to voluntary euthanasia.
It denies individuals the rights to their own lives.
If the status quo were to remain in Australia, it would have a deleterious effect upon those patients who would like to have the option of voluntary euthanasia. The right to die might be a right that is only ever exercised by a small minority of the population: However, those opposed to voluntary euthanasia should not, including by legislative fiat, deny individuals the right to die with dignity.
The arguments I have presented stand on their own if they are considered with an open mind, devoid as far as possible of any cultural, religious or other bias. They lead to the conclusion that the Medical Services Dying with Dignity Bill ought be enacted, possibly with amendments.
If all individuals are to be respected, then Australia must observe the right to die with dignity. Despite the claims of those who oppose voluntary euthanasia, they do not know what is better for terminally ill patients more than the patients themselves.
The rights of an individual must prevail.Ethical Key Issues - Euthanasia A Duty to Die With rising healthcare costs, and an aging population, if euthanasia or assisted suicide is legalised, disability activists fear that voluntary euthanasia will soon give way to involuntary or coerced euthanasia.
Euthanasia is one of the issues that has been the subject of intense debate over time. It has been a pertinent issue in human rights discourse as it also affects ethical and legal issues.
“Canadian Doctors Get Ready for Child Euthanasia” (National Review — November 6, ) When these horrors are brought up in euthanasia debates in the United States, assisted-suicide advocates wave off the concern as mere slippery-slope advocacy and sniff that whatever policies Belgium and Netherlands have adopted, those countries are very different culturally from the United States.
"No serious discussion of euthanasia was even possible in Christian Europe until the eighteenth-century Englightment. Suddenly, writers assaulted the church's authoritative teaching on all matters, including euthanasia and suicide. Reflections on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Fr.
Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life. 1. Do we have a "right to die?" When people ask me about the "right to die," I respond, "Don't worry -- you won't miss out on it!".
Disabled activists have attacked the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) for hosting a conference on “choice at the end of life” that was little more than a “love fest for euthanasia”.