Euthanasia, Killing or Letting Die?
Euthanasia - is it killing or letting die? In the last thirty years, this has been a highly controversial topic, the worldly morals versus the Christian. Although there are certain instances where it is justifiably considered to be letting die, it is essentially killing.
§ Euthanasia comes from a Greek word, meaning 'easy death,' and is now often associated with the infamous Dr. Kevorkian. There are three types of euthanasia - what doctors consider to be 'letting the patient die,' for instance taking both conscious and unconscious patients off of life support, not reviving the patient in case of a heart failure, et cetera. There is also assisted suicide. Dr. Kevorkian and his suicide machine have made themselves known through this technique. The machine injects a lethal dosage into the 'patients' blood stream, killing then painlessly within ten minutes.
§ The first type mentioned above is known as 'active voluntary euthanasia.' This is where a conscious, mentally competent person, usually with a severe physical ailment, loses the will to live. Many have said that keeping them alive is just prolonging their death, a form of cruel and unusual punishment. …
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