My thoughts on voluntary euthanasia

Published on Author Dan MoskovitzLeave a comment

Voluntary euthanasia has made its way back into the headlines this week, so I figured that this would be a good time to discuss my views on the subject.

Basically, voluntary euthanasia would allow patients who were terminally ill to request physician-assisted suicide.

And my thoughts are kinda jumbled.

On one hand, being terminally ill with an illness sounds incredibly painful and a horrible way to go out.

On the other hand, how do we know that patients fully understand their choice?

What if doctors are wrong and the person isn’t terminally ill?

What say would the family have in this decision? Could they use voluntary euthanasia as a way to gain an inheritance?

But is it fair to deny someone their choice to end their life?

As is clear, I have very mixed feelings on voluntary euthanasia.

At the moment, I would probably say I lean more to no than to yes, but I’m still very much on the fence.

I would love it if someone were to convince me to go to one side in the comments.

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