Victoria Perez
For many centuries dating back to the Greek era, it has never been ethical for doctors to harm people intentionally. The “father of medicine”, Hippocrates, stated a certain pledge around 400 B.C. which has been renowned all over the world. This vow was the Hippocratic Oath, which states that doctors will not give deadly medicine to anyone even if asked; nor suggest any such counsel to harm their patients.   “I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan” (The Hippocratic Oath). Every doctor must take this oath before becoming a doctor. No matter what the situation, PAS is not ethical and does not hold doctors to their professional standards.
Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly putting to death of people who have incurable, painful, or distressing diseases or handicaps. ‘Euthanasia’ comes from the Greek words for 'good' and 'death', and is commonly called mercy killing. Euthanasia may occur when an incurably ill person asks their physician, friend or relative, to put them to death.   A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone's life.
The Hippocratic Oath also directly says that no physician can take a human life intentionally. “…I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked not counsel any such ting not perform the most disrespect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life” (The Hippocratic Oath).   Major medical profession groups such as American Medical Associate (AMA) and American Geriatrics Association (AGS) strongly oppose physician-assisted suicide. The overall concern of these two large medical associations is that “…linking PAS to the practice of medicine could harm the public...