Euthanasia is better known as mercy killing. There are so many controversies about this matter. They say killing is still killing even though it is a last recourse. Some say people should not suffer.
Just a while ago I read on how a family of a 19 month old baby girl had to let her die because she was pronounced brain dead by the doctor. The little girl fell into their swimming pool and was submerged for an hour before they found her. After being rushed to the hospital they were able to revive her but then the doctor said she will not survive and she will be on life support system until she gives up. So after talking with the ethics committee of the hospital, the committee agreed that the humane thing to do was let the little girl go. The grandfather said weren’t any other legal options under Texas law but to “withhold nutrition” or a nicer way of starving, his granddaughter. They decided to do that after watching months of no improvement. But it took 9 days before she died. They said it was painful to watch the baby being starved because they could not pull out the life support system. The family is going around the US to talk about their experience and asking a change of the laws. They want the laws changed, where you have an option to go peacefully if you want, for the dignity of yourself and your family. To make it legal
We have so many ethical contradictions. We don’t seem to think it over if a criminal or serial killer is executed. But if you are terminally ill and is suffering, you are not allowed to take your own life or suicide or your family is not allowed to do it either.
What is your opinion? Maybe allowing it could cause problems but if regulated and strictly enforced with the right responsibilities, it would be better than having to watch a loved one suffer. And the poor person won’t have to suffer before going. I think it would be more humane to allow them to go with dignity.
I am not saying everything or everyone should be allowed but the case should be really first looked at and understand. If there is really no other way and if the patient is terminal, then maybe it would be better.
I know most of us would want to wait, to pray for a miracle to happen. Maybe I would too but it is usually a case to case basis. If it were terminal and nothing can be done, why suffer?
But we all have our own decisions and our own choices.