Should euthanasia be Legalized?Would you give your opinion?

@yueliu (1623)
China
December 19, 2006 7:40am CST
it is ture that the legalization of euthanasia will raise serious moral and social issues.But withour euthaniasia ,I wonder whether or not doctors can come up with better ways lessen the pain of the terminally ill patients.
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4 responses
• South Africa
19 Dec 06
Yes, better methods of pain relief are possible... For example, a lot of doctors are reluctant to prescribe strong painkillers due to their fear that the patient would get addicted (although this makes very little sense when the patient only has a short time to live, anyway) As for Euthanasia, I believe it is a person's choice whether they live or die, and we should support them in that.
@yueliu (1623)
• China
20 Dec 06
thanks a lot
@hwanix (32)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
what is the reason why doctors exist in the world?...i thought they are here in order to cure the patients...i dont have any idea why euthanasia should be legalized...only god knows when to end the life of the man...if god wants us to suffer maybe it is because we lack those things that He wants us to do...we deserves karma of this...
@yueliu (1623)
• China
20 Dec 06
thank you
@lucsct (261)
• United States
20 Dec 06
If that is the case, the people who believe in a god are perfectly entitled to refuse the possibility of euthanasia. Who are you to tell the godless (myself included) that my body and my choices belong to someone else? I think it should be legalized.
• India
3 Sep 07
I think we need to have guidelines or else we can have so many problems. I think it may be good if we say that things like water, food and so on should not be witheld from the patients.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I am against it in most cases but I don't think that the doctors should withhold giving them as much pain medicine as they need if it's terminal and they are in much pain. I have seen a few cases where the patient was terminal and they were in a lot of pain but the nurses couldn't give them any more pain medication because it might cause their heart to stop beating. I think if it were me I would want the pain medication anyway.