Topic: “Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?”

The legalization of euthanasia or mercy killing to end suffering painlessly has been one of the heated discussions in many countries around the word. Many terminally-ill patients do not have a possibility to recover, but the laws do not allow doctors to end their lives. In my opinion, the governments should legalize euthanasia for a number of reasons.

The primary reason is legalizing euthanasia helps the patients alleviate their pain, suffering, and depression. Individuals have the liberty right, which includes the right TO END THEIR LIVES. For instance, the patients who have some terrible disease must be trapped IN A hospital bed with miserable pain each day. They do not want to endure it, but instead, they wish to assuage it. It is clear that A patients’ decision to ask for a cessation in treatment, reflecting their own preference for death rather than for a continuation of discomfort or suffering. Therefore, that individual’s decision should be carried out because they have that right to their own personal decisions, which is only one of many reasons why euthanasia should be legalized.

Another reason is the mercy killing can reduce inconveniences, emotional and physical burdens, and drawbacks imposed on family members, relatives, and friends of patients. Apart from the miserable pain that the patients suffer, the trauma and the emotional havoc their relatives go through is also immense. Besides, their family members may be sensitive to the costs accumulating during terminal care. Consequently, patients may feel guilty in this entire ordeal, may even become more severely ill. Obviously, the patients will not need to worry about their family and their pain anymore once euthanasia is performed.

Like any other issue, there are opposing viewpoints regarding the legalization of euthanasia. Pro-lifers, people who are against euthanasia, consider that euthanasia violateS the right to life. Furthermore, religious opponents disagree because they believe that the...