Euthanasia, Ethics and Tradition in the 21st century

In a statement released on their web site, the Brothers of Charity explained that the board reaffirmed their to allow euthanasia, under certain conditions, during a Sept. 11 meeting, despite the directives of the Belgian bishops and the Vatican. After the religious order was unable to persuade the board to reverse the decision, they appealed again to Vatican officials. The board will now be asked to explain their decision, as Church officials determine how to proceed.

This is where the controversy arises.

This is where the controversy begins, and morals become touchy issues for most people....

History and Debate of Euthanasia.

This false presumption has been disproven time and again by the practical working-out of euthanasia and assisted suicide in locales where it has been legalized.

Reflections on the Netherlands’ New Euthanasia Law,” Jos V.

There are two problems here - the definition of "terminal" and the changes that have already taken place to extend euthanasia or assisted suicide to those who aren't "terminally ill.

Ian Dowbiggin, in Ancient Greece people used euthanasia without the patient's permission.

Controversy Over Euthanasia by James Peng on Prezi

The media shows headstrong people continuing their life and enjoying every moment despite their illnesses.

Euthanasia has transformed from helping end people's suffering to becoming a way of getting rid of the imperfect members of society.

03/06/2013 · Transcript of Controversy Over Euthanasia

Thus, the main argument made by proponents of euthanasia arguesthat the courts have already allowed certain fundamental rightsto protect the process of passive euthanasia, and since thereis no logical or fundamental difference between active and passiveeuthanasia, or at least no way to demarcate such a differenceclearly, then active euthanasia and assisted suicide ought tobe legal as well. Interestingly, it may be just this type of logicthat opponents of euthanasia see as the "slippery slope"discussed earlier.

These and many other questions are asked when the controversial topic of euthanasia is discussed.

One of the biggest controversies of this decade is euthanasia

During the eight months the law was in effect, four deaths occurred under its assisted-suicide provision. Dr. Philip Nitschke, a long-time activist and campaigner for assisted suicide and euthanasia, was listed as a certifying physician under the law and facilitated all four deaths. Before his involvement with euthanasia, Nitschke had not been involved in caring for terminally ill people nor was he a part of any medical or palliative care network in the Northern Territory.

Euthanasia is a controversial topic which has raised a great deal of debate globally.

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It limits euthanasia to competent adults and emancipated minors. However, only two years later, lawmakers introduced a proposal to extend euthanasia to children and individuals suffering from dementia. According to ruling Flemish Liberal party Senators Jeannine Leduc and Paul Wille who introduced the bill, terminally ill children and teenagers have as much right to choose when they want to die as anyone else. The bill did not pass. However, a later report indicated that physicians in Belgium are, nonetheless, administering lethal drugs to newborns and older infants. This has led to new calls to expand the scope of euthanasia in Belgium.

West Germany was the only country with no increase in euthanasia acceptance.

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"A total ban on assisted deaths might have another unintended,detrimental effect. Persons with diseases like Alzheimer's arenow tempted to try suicide at an early stage of their diseasewhen they are still mentally and physically fit. If they kneweuthanasia were available later, perhaps through an advance directiveor health care proxy, these individuals might choose to live longer,through a later stage of the illness."