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SPECIAL POPULATION AND EUTHANASIA---------------------------------------------- 4

EUTHANASIA IN THE UNITED STATES---------------------------------------------------- 5

For many years now, euthanasia has been an undying societal issue which calls for the attention of the many, especially of the church, taking into consideration the impact on morality of such act. The term “euthanasia” originally came from a Greek word which means gentle and easy death[1]. Other definitions of euthanasia could include medical implication which involves the lives of the patients being shortened as advised by the doctors and the relatives of the patient because of existing medical conditions. It operates under the belief that the death would be beneficial for the patient, therefore it is better to put the patient into death. Moreover, on a moral note, euthanasia is also defined as active and intentional termination of an individual’s life especially if the person around the patient thinks that death is the best solution[2]. This definition and practice raised major concerns from the moral sector of the society for it has raised ethical issues which will be discussed further in the course of this paper.

As a citizen of this society, I do not take the idea of euthanasia as acceptable for me as an individual. I do believe in the sanctity of life and how it was given to us to be taken very well care of. We all undergo problems in which we experience physical and emotional pain. It is even more painful for us to see our loved ones who we know are in pain every time we see their medical condition. But, I believe, it pains the more if we know that we, without any conscience, allowed that loved one to die in front of us...