Essay Archive - Euthanasia and the Law
Euthanasia and the Law
A severely handicapped or terminally ill person should have the right to
choose to live or die. The right to live; the right to choose to live or die
should not only be a right allocated for bodied individuals of sound mind but
for all human beings. Euthanasia is a controversial issue which encompasses the
morals, values and beliefs of our society.
Euthanasia, literally defined means "good death". There are two types
of euthanasia, active and passive. Active euthanasia is the intentional killing
of a person by medical personnel either by a lethal injection or by denying
ordinary means ....