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"It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons
lose their dignity and self-respect and are unable to communicate; life in such
a form no longer meets meets the basic criteria of human-ness." (O'Keefe, A1)
Under these circumstances only should Euthanasia be practiced and then only
passively ("pulling the plug”). “Dutch Death", Euthanasia, doctor assisted
suicide, whatever you want to call it, it should not be legalized.
People should live their lives for as long as long as it is worth living.
As long as someone can still have experiences and communicate with others, they
should go on living. Someone may have six months to live and decides to end
their life prematurely, saying that they are going to die anyway, why bother
with waiting. It is the same with anyone. Everyone will eventually die, so why
doesn't every one just kill themselves now? It is because there are things they
want to do and see, there is life they still have yet to experience. The same
thing is true for a terminably ill person, they could do alot in that six months.
They write an autobiography or a novel, do a lot of reading or traveling, who
knows? It has been said that trials and pain make us stronger. Even if someone
is in pain, that pain could make them mentally stronger than if they give up and
take the easy way out. Life is pain, everyone goes through pain in their lives,
but most stick it out to the end, not giving up taking the easy w...