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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Euthanasia should not be legalized due to its adverse effects on the sanctity of life and the wellbeing of patients and medical practitioners. Euthanasia or assisted suicide should be a last-resort option in the absence of other treatment options…
Even then, the issue of whether euthanasia or assisted suicide should be legalized remains divisive among the medical fraternity, legislators, the judiciary, interest groups, and academics. This paper proposed that euthanasia should not be legalized due to its adverse effects on the sanctity of life and the wellbeing of patients and medical practitioners. One of the reasons why euthanasia should not be legalized in based on the ‘slippery-slope’ concept. According to this concept, acceptance of one sort of euthanasia would eventually lead to other less acceptable forms of euthanasia. Just to illustrate, if the practice was legalized, there is possibility that it will be abused be the medical professions by failing to adhere to the applicable provisions of law. This is already happening as evidenced by the situation in The Netherlands. Initially, only adults were allowed to access euthanasia, but the law has since been amended to include young children, infants and persons suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the patients are also being euthanized without prior consent, and physicians are not reporting cases of euthanasia as required by law (Cohen 437). In 2005, 500 patients were given lethal injections without request, which means the law is being abused by the physicians (438). ...
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