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Your View: Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

Jamie Frater

Euthanasia is a topic that often pops up in to the Mainstream Media when a person seeks a court ruling to allow them to kill themselves. The most recent case involved a French woman who suffered from a rare form of nasal cancer – her request was denied by the courts and she was found dead the next day (presumably at her own hand). The subject causes much debate – as is so often the case with ethics-related topics. So, in light of the subject coming back up, I want to know what you think: do you think euthanasia should be legalized, and if so, should there be restrictions placed on its use?

Euthanasia Machine (Australia)

Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

My answer is no. I do not think that euthanasia should be legalized. I believe that there are too many opportunities for it to be abused (such as a dying person whose family are to inherit a great sum of money through their death). There are also likely to be cases where a person who may not be mentally capable of making the choice to die, being considered “capable” by the court system.

Image above: Four terminally-ill people in Australia killed themselves using this machine. It gave them a lethal dose of drugs after they answered “yes” to a series of questions on the lap-top screen.

Jamie Frater

Jamie is the founder of Listverse. He spends his time working on the site, doing research for new lists, and cooking. He is fascinated with all things morbid and bizarre.

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