Euthanasia, being a controversial issue, can be debate from both sides. One of the main argues I found during the research process is the similarity between current treatments and euthanasia for terminal illness patients. ‘Physician-assisted death’ is already happening in the hospital. For example, removing life support in intensive care unit, giving drugs that have might potentially reduce the life length. Therefore considering assisted suicide as a crime is actually meaningless.
Besides that, euthanasia also makes death less terrified and less painful, it can become more like a ceremony. Patients can also have the chance to say goodbye to their friends and family because the date is definite. I think the request of euthanasia is totally reasonable because all of us should have the right of choosing our method of dying, especially terminally ill patients.
The main reasons against euthanasia are the conflict between assisted suicide and euthanasia in law and also the problems with Christian’s belief that euthanasia is murder or suicide. Another factor is that, terminally ill patients are worried about the effect that euthanasia may have on their family. Although, there are reasons against euthanasia I believe it will be legalised one day in the future because according the poll in my report not only the majority of public support it but Christians are gradually accepting it as well. Just this week, Canada has announced the acceptance of euthanasia.