“Euthanasia” means “Act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from incurable and distressing disease” (“Euthanasia,” Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary).
      I would like to do my project on euthanasia, I am choosing to write about this topic because it is a very controversial topic today in modern medicine and has been for years. Not only is it controversial within modern medicine itself, but is controversial within church societies and individuals as well. Everyone has their different opinion on this subject but I believe that it is up to the individual and the individuals family to choose whether or not they want to euthanize their loved one. If someone is terminally ill and dying a slow painful death, do they not have the right to choose whether or not they want to be euthanized ? It has been stated in The New York Times that, “ Studies have shown that when doctors don’t know a patient’s wishes, they are inclined to use every possible procedure and medication to try to postpone the inevitable. More than often not, this shortens patients’ lives and prolongs bereavement for the survivors” ( Brody, E. Jane. “Keep Your Voice, Even at the End of Life.” The New York Times 17 January 2011: 53-56).
    Euthanasia brings about many questions and thoughts from many people, but I think that Euthanasia should be legal, and an option for all. I think it should be legal because there is no real need to keep someone alive if they are on the brink of dying. Euthanasia comes about in a variety of different means, there is voluntary
euthanasia   where the patient gives consent to being euthanized, there is non-voluntary euthanasia where the consent of the patient is unavailable, and finally there is involuntary euthanasia   where the euthanasia is conducted against the patients will. Euthanasia has been legalized in some states...