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Euthanasia; Right or wrong?

The debate about euthanasia is a very emotive subject and this article explores whether its ever right.

The debate; is it right?

There has been a lot of debate on the subject of euthanasia and assisted suicide and whether it is right or wrong. It is a very emotive topic and one which produces a lot of passion and feeling about the ethics and morals of such an issue. Lets first look at whether it’s right.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are two slightly different ways of releasing someone from life. Euthanasia is when a person is put out of their misery, for whatever reason, by someone else, whether in the form of pills or a plastic bag or pillow or some other means. Assisted suicide is when the person is given the means to end their life themselves.

We all know that murder is wrong but is euthanasia in the same league? If a person is suffering terribly through illness or old age and if they are in a stable frame of mind, should they not be given the choice of whether they live or die?

As someone who has seen at first hand the suffering an old person can go through, I can completely understand why someone would wish to end their life. Let’s look at a couple of cases involving elderly people where euthanasia might be an option. These are real people so therefore I have not used their real names.

Doris:

Doris is an eighty five year old widow who used to be a physiotherapist and a keen dancer. Now, she is in a care home and suffers badly from arthritis. She uses a frame to get around but finds it incredibly painful and difficult. She also has bad asthma and needs oxygen occasionally when she suffers a bad attack. When she has a bad attack, she gets very scared because her breathing is so laboured. When in her room one day, she mentioned to me that she prays she doesn’t see another Christmas because she is in so much pain and her quality of life is low. She knows what she wants and what she wants is to be allowed to die with dignity. Should she be given that right?

Mavis:

Mavis is eighty nine and a widow. She is also in a care home. She used to be a brilliant gardener who has won awards for her displays and on her dresser in her room are photos of a well dressed woman smiling as she accepts her award. Now she is barely recognisable as the woman in the photos. She suffers from dementia and weighs less then seven stone. She rarely speaks and never smiles and spends her days wandering from her bed to the lounge and back again. When she does speak, she talks of herself in the third sense, i.e.; ‘Mavis wants a biscuit’, or ‘Mavis wants to go to bed’. She has no quality of life. Should she be given the right to die? This is a different case because Mavis has dementia and therefore is not in her right mind but she is not living. She is waiting to die.

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  1. Susan Hills

    On January 15, 2007 at 5:51 pm


    Euthanasia is MURDER!! I should know…my mother signed a euthanasia agreement 3 years ago. I am currently 56. They now have a cure for her disease, (which I wish not to mention). It’s not right, she wasn’t in the right mind, and now her family has to suffer with the right. It’s just simply NOT RIGHT. Her last words were: “I don’t want to leave you, but it’s so easy. Live well.”

  2. andrew

    On April 13, 2007 at 6:12 am


    I thank it is your own chose to live or die. If you’re hurting and you don’t won’t to live throe it, you should not have to live in pain. And the people that say it is wrong they don’t know what true pain are. Moby if they felt it they would know what the people are going throe every day of there life’s. You chose how you won’t to live your life so why can’t you choose when your life is over. We can’t always tell the footer so we don’t need to live in what if we need to live for the things that we know now.

  3. john

    On November 26, 2007 at 11:24 am


    i think it goes both ways because alot of people are hurting right now and they should choose if they want to live there life but somtimes these people cant speak for them self and other people have to speak for them and that is what i think is wrong so i think my first statement should be the law dont you?

  4. joy

    On December 1, 2007 at 8:39 pm


    it is wrong because killing is not good!

  5. shalay

    On December 17, 2007 at 10:33 am


    i think killing is wrong because your taking some one else life, like abortion the baby might want a chance to live just like there mother did give it up for adoption that’s just wrong

    now it a different story when someone want you to take there life it’s either they are in pain an no one want to be in pain it your choice if you want to die because in so much pain

  6. Millie

    On December 17, 2007 at 10:34 am


    I think that it is wrong to kill because you are just making your life worse and maybe your making their life better in heaven then down here with these sicko’s killing each other i think that thats rediculus for how many people died because of this harsh violence half the time the people who die are the ones who are innocent thats wrong to take their life?

  7. christine

    On December 20, 2007 at 7:20 pm


    I’ve been researching this topic for a school persuasive paper, i believe that euthanasia is horrible, along with assisted suicide. People who are in these state of minds that want to die, obviously are mentally ill, or in so much physical pain. I know that if i was in unbearable pain i wouldn’t want to be taking a lot of drugs, but that doesn’t mean that you quite when life gets tough. Let euthanasia/assisted suicide stay in Belgium, the Netherlands, and A.S. in Oregon, but it should never be adopted anywhere else. Just imagine if it was legal in the U.S., and people were persuaded to have a mind set like Jack Kevorkian, i know i would fear going to the doctor, because you’d never know if they believe you are “terminal” and need euthanasia. The would turn into a very scary place.

  8. Frederike

    On January 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm


    I am currently writing my GCSE R.S. coursework and your article has been VERY informing I think that everyone has made a great contribution to the subject!
    Thanks again!

  9. deardry green

    On January 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm


    I think Euthanasia should be allowed provided that ALL consent hes been given by the Patient themselves. The decision should be recorded when the patient is in the right frame of mind and in a generaly suitable state. I think that there shouldn’t be such a huge debate as It is not (hopefully) your life, therefore not your decision!

  10. Charlene

    On March 14, 2008 at 4:44 am


    aight den i rekonn itz rong 2 kil ppl if they iznt not poorlee an if they wana dy den itz dere chose cuz dey iz mandem an ting. respec ma bruva and sistas in da ghetto an dnt go kilin an ting.
    Yours faithfully,
    Charlotte Abbingdon-Whitby

    PS. Please can everyone commenting on this website kindly learn to spell.. many thanks.

  11. Charlotte Abbingdon-Whitby

    On March 14, 2008 at 5:00 am


    Jodie, you are a disgrace to society. It is with the upmost caution that I inform you that you are in fact one of the aforementioned ‘chavettes’ and are in dire need of an education. Please refrain from replying or speaking to me in any way again.
    Yours sincerely,
    Charlotte Abbingdon-Whitby

    PS. My education cost more than your house.

  12. Matt C.

    On April 28, 2008 at 8:27 am


    The hopeless and weak deserve no life. If you want to die let them die.

  13. hornydog

    On May 1, 2008 at 10:40 am


    u are right

  14. Cheapshot

    On May 17, 2008 at 11:52 pm


    I believe God gives everyone the choice whether they choose to live or die. I don’t agree that Euthanasia solves anything besides send everyone whos of right mind to hell. Its against God to commit suicide, and Hell is awaiting those who choose not to listen. Feel free to do whatever you want. Maybe…just maybe…he will spare your soul.

    p.s – Anyone helping in assisted suicides or Euthanasia should be sentenced to jail for first or second degree murder!

  15. d.DoT.

    On June 19, 2008 at 4:18 am


    Its up to someone if they want to kill themselves and end there pain. If you think its wrong keep your opinions to yourself, Stop telling other people how to live there own life!

  16. whats-her-face

    On June 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm


    If you think it’s wrong to kill yourself, don’t kill yourself.
    If you think it’s okay to kill yourself, then you have that option.
    RESPECT the beliefs of others even if you disagree.
    Ask people to RESPECT your beliefs even if they don’t agree.
    And DON’T try to force your beliefs on other people.
    (It’s annoying)

  17. sue-sue

    On July 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm


    I must say that mercy-killing (euthanasia) is very wrong, i personally hope that am not put in a situation where i’ll have to decide on it, because i would not do such a hororfic thing. but on the other hand who am i to judge someone for doing it, its a decision that they’ll have to live with for the rest of their life. so i’ll say to anyone having to make such a decision, please think carefully and don’t do something that you’ll have to regret later. good luck

  18. kelly

    On July 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm


    I am a 21 year old i never though i would ever say this in my life or ever think of this but i am now in chronic pain which has been going on for about 18 months. The pain is all around my face i have been on countless pills nothing has helped and the pain is just getting worse nothing i do brings me joy at this time and i wish mercy-killing (euthanasia) was allowed, becasue death is better then being in pain

  19. Ricky B & Harry H

    On September 10, 2008 at 6:25 am


    we are at school in the west midlands. we are looking in to Euthanasia as part of our GCSE coursework for citizenship. When we looked at this we decided that we thought it was right for Euthanasia to be introduced in our country. WE would like to see some other thoughts so please right and give us your views. Ricky and Harry say Thanks. x x x

  20. melissaa

    On September 29, 2008 at 2:20 am


    is euthanasia wrong if it is used on someone whos in critical condition such as brain dead. would u let them stay on machines n things trying to help them when really its not? There are many people that are brain dead and are in acoma and if they were to come alive they would be like a vegetable cant move or do anything themselfs? would u let them suffer there whole life living like that and knowing you made that decison for them to live like that? I think it is better for them to be let go and let them R.I.P instead of controlling them on machines

  21. Mizuki

    On September 29, 2008 at 11:12 am


    I think if someone has an incurable disease or terminal illness and are in so much pain then shouldn’t they have a choice to whether they want to live or die? Rather seeing them in so much pain, shouldn’t you just end thier life so they can be less painful. I know that killing is bad, but if that person is in so much pain, then i rather kill them so they can be in peace.

  22. Holly

    On November 3, 2008 at 11:12 am


    I Personally Think If You Are Hurting, Are Cripple And Don’t Feel Life Is Worth It… Then Its Your Own Choice. Why Should SomeOne Tell You What To Do With Your Life?

  23. Betty Granger

    On November 10, 2008 at 8:57 am


    the subject of the matter is very hard to describe if it should be right or wrong. My personal opinion is that if you are suffering then euthanasia is absoulutely fine!

  24. Catherine Emily Jones

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:06 am


    Betty Granger!
    The truth of the matter is that your completely correct, and i fully agree with your comment.
    Thankyou for sharing it with the rest of the world.

  25. Betty Granger

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:08 am


    Yes! I believe euthanasia is a serious matter but is morally correct. Thank you for understanding my views and opinions.

  26. Catherine Emily Jones

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:09 am


    it is quite alrite dear.

  27. Syril Betworthy

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:09 am


    Betty and Catherine I am absolutley outraged by your beliefs on such a serious matter! do you you not have a thoughtful bone in your body.
    Further more i totally agree with your upfront views on the matter!
    Syril

  28. Catherine Emily Jones

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:10 am


    sorry for my spelling it was my grandchild.
    Alright!*

  29. Betty Granger

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:13 am


    It is what i believe, i just wanted to share my views im sorry if you feel they were ‘upfront’.

  30. Catherine Emily Jones

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:15 am


    why thankyou!

  31. Greg Thomson

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:15 am


    Hello
    This is my first time using a BLOG.
    I would just like to express my feelings in the most mordern way.
    Euthanasia is good but only performed in the correct circumstances.
    Thankyou for your time of day.
    Gregory Thomson
    Aged 89

  32. Roger Bamford

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:18 am


    Well, i understand that people may see euthanasia as a good thing to stop suffering but i strongly belive that it is completely wrong, taking anothers life is against the law and should stay that way.

  33. Greg Thomson

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:23 am


    Greg Thomson here repling to Rodgers view on the matter I believe that euthanasia is the most loving thing to do.
    Peace is the best medicine for any illness.

  34. Louise Ward

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:28 am


    hello
    i would like to express my views on this matter.
    I believe euthanasia is murder, its WRONG!

  35. Rodger

    On November 10, 2008 at 9:30 am


    oh shizzle i spelt roger wrong

  36. Rodger Bamford

    On November 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm


    Well shizzle ma dizzle i spelt it wrong again, my grandchildren always come out with this ’slang’

  37. Edna Blackberry

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:27 am


    Euthanasia is wrong! It is unacceptable and should not be tolerated, it is a very serious matter!

  38. William Shakes

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:40 am


    My view is against euthanasia, and stop forcing opinions upon other people. Thankyou.
    Name: William Shakes
    Age: 94

  39. Elezzaberth

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:43 am


    Right then.
    i agree with like them all tbh.
    and like i cba to right anything eles.
    soo bizz mate.

  40. Sally Field

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:52 am


    I believe if a person is completely sure, then euthanasia should be accepted by the law.

  41. Kelly Richards

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:55 am


    I can see how emotionally related difficulties can be caused by this but if somebody is in pain and the correct state of mind then euthanasia shoul be allowed.

  42. Lauren babess

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:56 am


    now then.
    well tbh i cba. ytf am i onzz this.
    hahahaha.
    lol.
    i think it should be alloued love.
    lav yahs!

  43. caroline

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:57 am


    i do not agree, it is against the law for it is murder.

  44. Stephanie Marshall

    On November 11, 2008 at 4:58 am


    If i was in an accident, was alive, but paralyzed i would’nt want to be alive. I should be able to make my choice. I couldnt cope with all the hastle i would feel like i rely on others when they could do something better with their life, EUTHANASIA IS RIGHT!!

  45. Katie May

    On November 11, 2008 at 5:02 am


    Well now that we are on the subject, i would like to share my views and opinions.
    Let me clearly state that euthanasia is wrong, it is against the law and christianity.
    Therefore it is strictly incorrect.

  46. boob R us

    On November 25, 2008 at 10:52 am


    chyeah boi!

  47. Gertude

    On December 3, 2008 at 10:52 am


    I dun lyk euthanasians!

    Sincerest apologies,
    Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki
    Tobi[who is obviously Madara Uchiha] Zetsu [sexy plant man] Leader-sama [freaky peircing man] Kakuzu, Hidan, Asuna no Sasori, Deidara, Konan [the lesbian]

  48. Phyllis

    On December 3, 2008 at 10:53 am


    NARUTOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHA! IM sakura haruno

    Tobi is a good boy!

    Foolish little brother

    Be a siren Sasuke!

    EUTHANASIA IS WRONG!!!! and you know what else is wrong…..my underpants are dirty and they are on my head.

    UN!!! Deidara goes boom! BOOM SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM!

  49. romario

    On January 18, 2009 at 12:43 pm


    i think euthansia is a good solution for people that are suffering and are dying in pain

  50. fred

    On January 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm


    tbh i fink this is horried its completly wrong and should not be tollerated

    cba ta do more

    in a bizzel f r e d x x x x kisses x x x x x x

  51. Rahul

    On February 2, 2009 at 1:24 am


    according to me euthanasia is wrong.
    tHIS one is as much sinfull as abbortion and suicide

  52. Sam

    On February 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm


    Could a benevolent God allow someone to live in chronic, physical pain? That is not how life should be lived. It is very easy for us to write on this blog and judge others. But until we ourselves have walked a mile in the life of someone who only knows pain, we should not judge.

    Yes, Christianity upholds the sanctity of human life and at one point prohibited all killing, but lets not forget that at some point “man” allowed capital punishment and killings in war. Who is man to change God’s laws?

    If the right to die is wrong because the law says it’s illegal, then it must not be wrong in Oregon, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands because the laws there allow it.

    I applaud everyone in their passionate views of euthanasia and mercy killing. At the same time, don’t let your strong feelings get in the way of seeking out the truth.

  53. Joe

    On February 21, 2009 at 8:03 am


    I agree with Sam that we should not judge others until you are in that kind of mind. I do however disgree with the fact that this should be discussed in relation to God and Christianity. I take a situationists point of view saying that euthanasia and assisted suicide should only be used in extreme circumstantces. I do not think the governement is going to change its mind on euthanasia because it is very difficult to have a law but say it is ok sometimes.

    I do think euthanasia and assisted suicide can be justified under extreme circumstance but I do not think it should be legalised as it would cause a lot of confusion and could easily be used as an excuse for a murderer.

  54. kathleen

    On February 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm


    In ANY case, euthanasia is wrong. no, we do NOT have the right to decide if we want to die, because it is not our life. It is God’s, no one else’s. no, it is not the most loving thing to do. if the person wants “mercy killing” there will be anything but mercy if they die and are not right with their Creator. all in all, it is not your own life.

  55. anonymus

    On March 10, 2009 at 11:43 am


    EUTHANASIA IS WRONG!!!

  56. Tyler

    On March 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm


    its right if the people want to die

  57. Tyler

    On March 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm


    i think euthanasia is marklar

  58. ????

    On March 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm


    i think euthanasia is wrong

  59. Louis

    On March 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm


    Euthanasia is wrong. what if someone does euthanasia and in the next year scientist find out a cure for the disease. Also what if the person is retarded and say they that they want to die but they are really not that sick.

  60. Wat

    On March 31, 2009 at 12:13 pm


    Euthanasia is a right thing to do in certain cases depending on what current state your in. If there was such a disease that you burned in side as if you were in a fire I don’t think you’d want to be alive, and that person who said that what if they came out with a cure for the disease the day after they died…I doubt it dude, the chance of that actualy happening + the cost of the purchase I don’t think that they will not only be able to get it right away – I doubt they will have world wide for everyone with such a disease that dosn’t exist but what if I’ll give you a nice point of view when it’s a good situation to use Euthanasia

    here’s a disease name Esthesioneroblastoma heres the deffintion enjoy picturing it

    A malignant olfactory neuroblastoma arising from the olfactory epithelium of the superior nasal cavity and cribriform plate. It is uncommon (3% of nasal tumours) and its aetiology is unknown. The type and extent of primary therapy depends on tumour size and location. Generally early-stage disease is treated with a single modality approach such as complete excision. Adjuvant radiotherapy is used for extensive tumours or for tumours where microscopic residual disease is suspected. It has a high propensity for multiple local recurrences. (holland et al., cancer medicine, 3d ed, p1245

    heres a website to visit it’s effects
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Chantal+Sébire&aq=f&oq=

  61. Wat

    On April 7, 2009 at 10:43 am


    I know my topic is a harsh one. I was thinking the other day that link that I posted about that lady that had that disease that I asked my mother if that she had it if she would want to be euthansied and then i thought about not having a mom and the effects of euthanasia. So theres the emotional sides to the view of euthanasia I thought about would I rather have my mom aorund suffering with a disease that grows tumors out of your naval cavity…No I wouldn’t so I thought more and more that I’d rather have my mom rest in piece that her suffer painfuly with tumors. But then again the chance of the disease actualy happening to “my” mom is pretty low but then again I’d hope that no one gets that disease. I hope my point of view influences my opinion of whats good about euthanasia…I’d think that most of the americians that are living today would want a person not to suffer the joy of life. but rather die in a serene and dignified, not an agonozing ordeal wether to keep a brain dead…or suffering from a terminally ill disease it should end quick and not painful I apologize about my spelling I was in class and I wanted to speek a bit more about why I posted what I did…just havn’t had time to find the time to post it….So I hope you people comment on my comment…But euthanasia shouldnt be alowd to be abused and not exploited…it should be used in rare cases when the patient is suffering…Thanks!

  62. R.D.

    On April 13, 2009 at 7:34 am


    The choise is with the individual. If you had a degenerative desiese that is uncurable and would end up dying in your own bodys fluids because your body’s muscles can no longer function and therefore your lungs fill up with fluid and you can no longer breath. Knowing your family would have to be put through that, knowing they would have to do every thing for you, wipe the spittle that dribbels from your mouth because you cant keep it in, surely it would be better knowing they can greive for you and remember you able to talk to them hug them and kiss them, you can go on your own terms, settle what needs setteling knowing what last words you can say, dying on your terms. Personally thats how id rather go.
    Sure only if you have a uncurable desiese not just anyone who feels down. thats why the dignitas clinic is morally good, you have to have proof you have a desiese or defect big enough for them to accept you, they dont accept just anyone but why should you have to go to another country to do this, surely our own country sould be humane enough to let you if you have a degenerative desiese.

    Reading these posts are very informative as i am doing a University dissertation upon this weather right or wrong.

    At the end of the day it is the personal choise only those who it affects can make the decition not those who have not had it hapen in their family.

  63. victorqwertyuiop

    On April 17, 2009 at 2:20 am


    It’s not right or wrong
    it’s neither
    it depends on the situation
    it’s like when you go on a treatment
    whether you need it or not
    depends on how sick you are

  64. Fire Bird 1-2-3

    On May 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm


    I like what I have read it really has helped me with my research paper. Thanks

  65. Ania

    On June 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm


    I completely disagree! Euthanasia is wrong! IT IS MURDERER!People who agree to do this for themselves are people who commit suicide! If their life is nothing but suffering, they should pray to God for quick relief of their pain, not try to speed up their death! THIS IS AGAINST THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT, PEOPLE! OUR WORLD IS SLIPPING INTO PAGANISM! I PRAY THAT EVERYONE OF YOU WHO LIKES THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE BURNED IN HELL!

  66. Dutch

    On June 16, 2009 at 8:49 am


    I believe Euthanasia is great, telling someone suicide is wrong isn’t going to stop them, what do they care, better the pill then jumping in front of a train. Might as well go quickly.

  67. The Untrusting Believer

    On October 14, 2009 at 10:26 am


    Religion should be keopt out of a debate such as this.

  68. islam is a way of life

    On November 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm


    Hi,in my personal opinion I think that Eithanasia is wrong.I don’t what u guys know about religion,but as a muslim (and once again i don’t know what u guys know about islam,cuz the media mostly shows Muslims as terrorists but it’s nothing like wht u see in the news in case ur interested have a muslim friend,one that know islam the right way!!explain it 2 u) alright,so back to our topic,God gave us life as a test we experience joy and pain,he gave us a choice to choose and therefore,hez the one who knows already the date when we’re assigned to die and that day was already assigned before we were even born.and even when somebody chooses to die like suicide or euthanasia he already knew that and he also knew that we had choice.So,the why dnt ppl instead of taking their life and ruining their life here and after life why dnt they count on god +the more u suffer when ur sick the more sins are forgiven.

  69. Albert

    On November 4, 2009 at 10:02 am


    I think euthanasia is up to the person who wants to die. I don’t think you can call it murder because war is murder and self- defense could also be murder. If someone was to say that euthanasia is not in God’s will, what if there isn’t a God so I think it’s entirely up to the person.

  70. jess

    On November 9, 2009 at 1:41 am


    i understand that all people have their own views about Euthanasia and wether it is good or bad but in my own view i feel that even though it may seem wrong as it is ending life but if a person is suffering from a terminal illness and will as a result die then why not end their life the way they want? if they want to die in a pain-free way with the dignity that they disearve then why not? if your own pet was slowly dying and in pain wouldnt you put it out of it’s misery to end its never ending pain? i know it sounds wrong to compare animal to human but when it comes to end pain and suffering i really feel that this is the best way to explain it.

  71. Jessie

    On March 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm


    Euthanasia should be allowed! If it weren\’t for stupid catholics and christians there would already be euthanasia and we wouuldn\’t be this stupid argument!!!!!!! Let the people who are ill coose, not the helthy, they are the ones that are hurting!

  72. ??????????

    On March 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm


    euthanasia is wrong

  73. KEYNI

    On March 19, 2010 at 10:10 am


    It is wrong b/c it is murder.YOU ARE KILLING SOMONE FOR GOD’S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. RudePooch

    On March 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm


    “You are killing people” or “It is wrong” or also “it’s murder” sure easy enough for you to say, while when said and done this is a very controversial subject HOWEVER, those that say no this is bad its not right to take ones life STOP, take time to think, you claim this is wrong on and on BUT what about ethanasia in prisons? Prisoners currently have NO say WHAT SO EVER, once given death penalty that is it, is that no wrong aswell? i believe that euthanasia and assisted suicide should be legally allowed under the circumstances that 1) The person in question keeps regular appointments with the doctor of death for up to and not limited to 1 month, daily visits to see if there is any variation in the decision to end that persons life. 2) the person in question should have already exhausted any and all medical treatments to relieve the pain they are suffering from. another point I would like to make would be this, even should this be banished through out the world, what is stopping people from self inflicted suicide? atleast with euthanasia they atleast get to die with dignity and honor, instead of being found decaying some place… think about your opinions again and this time consider ALL aspects of euthanasia not just morals, you’re morals will come back to bite you when you don’t say anything about the death penalty.

  75. RudePooch

    On March 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm


    Ania

    On June 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I completely disagree! Euthanasia is wrong! IT IS MURDERER!People who agree to do this for themselves are people who commit suicide! If their life is nothing but suffering, they should pray to God for quick relief of their pain, not try to speed up their death! THIS IS AGAINST THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT, PEOPLE! OUR WORLD IS SLIPPING INTO PAGANISM! I PRAY THAT EVERYONE OF YOU WHO LIKES THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE BURNED IN HELL!

    Sorry lass but what will god do for you? come down on a pretty little cloud and tap your head with a sparkly wand and the pain will be gone? bollocks! and as far as the whole burning in hell thing goes? not likely. Who are you to pass judgment on who will and will not go to this fictionary place called hell?

  76. Katie-Louise

    On March 24, 2010 at 11:23 am


    hi
    i am studying euthanasia and i find your blog very intresting and helpful
    On this matter, i feel euthanasia is a disgracee, god should dicide on wether a persons life is taken or not, not a meer mortal!!!
    thanks for listening , Katie-Louise xx

  77. Bet

    On March 24, 2010 at 11:24 am


    More like reading not listening!
    katie-louise
    Can u use proper grammer please in the right circumstances!
    Bet

  78. CHANM

    On March 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm


    -for me… i do agree with EUTHANASIA..we have to be practical now a days..we all know that suffering too much pain is keeping us burden in this world..so why dont choice other way if its their…
    I choose euthanasia as a right wayto do…

  79. karie

    On April 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm


    I thin kthat is stupid cuz you kill somebody even if the person ask u its the same thing its just like you ask somebody to shoot you its the same thing

  80. Katie-Louise

    On April 14, 2010 at 10:16 am


    Bet, i find your comments rude and disgraceful, i was only trying to put my opinion across! My grammer may not be perfect but i am only 12!!! i think you should apoligize tbh
    Katie-Louise xxx

  81. thine023

    On April 20, 2010 at 1:54 am


    hi der, i found this website so much intersting…especially dis our topic for defense…i got alot of ideas weather it is right or wrong…
    im so glad to read all your opinions with agree and dis agree in euthanasia issue..

  82. Gio

    On May 5, 2010 at 3:39 am


    Physican-assisted suicide should be the persons choice not the family, even if there might be a cure in the future doesn’t mean that person will live long enough or even wants to wait in pain for that time to come. I think a person has a right to chose wheither they want to live or die, however they must be in their “right” mind.

  83. Zim

    On September 29, 2010 at 10:23 am


    I am only 36 and I plan to die in my own time, not by the hand of the fictional character you call god.

    I dont know whats going to happen when I am 70+, but I know for sure that I am not going to be in a hospice or an old persons home.

    The minute I cant look after my self is the day I am going to self terminate, as a life without looking after my self is a life without dignity and thats no life at all.

    I dont care about gods so called will or hell, I do care about a life without suffering and a life with dignity and when the day comes, ill be ready for it.

    I guess what I am saying is its my choice and Ill like to see anyone stop me.

  84. poppadom

    On October 12, 2010 at 7:41 am


    YOOOOOO ppz :D im reading fis comments lyke and it is a discrase !

  85. Cheyenne Wilkerson

    On November 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm


    I think you all have good arguments over this. But killing is human nature and if it used for helping those who are in serious pain constantly or no longer have a mind and just sit there and waste away then I think it is good. People who are like that deserve to have the choice. My view is to ask yourselves what you would want if you were were a vegtable and just a lump of flesh that can’t do anything. I wouldn’t want someone having to do everything for me like that and for no purpose. My mind wouldn’t be there if I was a veg. So why would I want to waste my loved ones time and cause them grief everyday to see me like that, to take care of me when I’m not really even there? Just ask yourselves what would you want if in any situation like that.

  86. Darrel

    On November 22, 2010 at 8:45 am


    euthanasia is wrong! My dad sufffered 3 years of a brain tumor, we researched and travelled the world to find a cure for the brain tumor, but in our own country Canada many doctors said, “Just give up trying, and go on with live without your beloved one!” How cruel, how whatever you want to call it! When we heard this over and over it hurt, OUR contry CANADA used to be a christian country. What happened? In Gods word if you kill yourself you will be condemned to hell, so if you think if you have pain now, what will hell be like, read your Bible to find out the right Bible, King James Version! And there is a thing as hell and a God be sure of it. Also when people are sick and on drugs they do things and say things that are not themselfs,I know! May you be able to realize that euthanasia is wrong, and may be blessed in the future not to do this ever.

  87. Darrel

    On November 22, 2010 at 8:46 am


    euthanasia is wrong! My dad sufffered 3 years of a brain tumor, we researched and travelled the world to find a cure for the brain tumor, but in our own country Canada many doctors said, Just give up trying, and go on with live without your beloved one! How cruel, how whatever you want to call it! When we heard this over and over it hurt, OUR contry CANADA used to be a christian country. What happened? In Gods word if you kill yourself you will be condemned to hell, so if you think if you have pain now, what will hell be like, read your Bible to find out the right Bible, King James Version! And there is a thing as hell and a God be sure of it. Also when people are sick and on drugs they do things and say things that are not themselfs,I know! May you be able to realize that euthanasia is wrong, and may be blessed in the future not to do this ever.

  88. P.Soto

    On May 22, 2011 at 6:34 am


    People PLEASE re-read what you are saying and spell check your comment before posting it. Good ideas, but some of them do not make any sense or should I say, your point is not coming across clearly. NO AFFENCE :)

  89. Dead Inside

    On October 8, 2011 at 7:27 am


    Euthanasia should definitely be LEGAL. I did NOT ask to be born, that was NOT my choice. If I have no choices over MY life, then its not MY life anyway. What happened to freedom of choice? I choose to die. It is the number one thing I want in this world. And you would deny me the ONE thing I want? Life has no meaning for me, and I’m done living.

    Forget your mythological Jesus and religions. I hate my life more than anyone can imagine I make everyone around me miserable, and I cry when I wake and before I fall asleep.
    Here’s what not being allowed to die has caused:
    I messed up my sisters wedding
    My brother hates me now
    I make my mom cry daily
    I lose every job due to my attitude
    I treat everyone I meet like crap.

    Anyway…there’s much more I could write, but whats the point?

    Go ahead, keep euthanasia illegal…then when my mom finds me with a shotgun hole through my head, when I kill myself violently because I had no FREEDOM to decide to end my life in a pleasant way, YOU can tell her that its because YOU decided to keep euthanasia legal, so now she can peel my rotting, bloody corpse off the floor.

    The longer euthanasia is illegal, the more of a problem I am going to willingly inflict on the world. Its your choice people. A lot of “would-be” criminals could get euthanised before they commit crimes…I definitely KNOW that I will cause unendurable violence on somebody one day. I am almost starting to look forward to it. Maybe it will be your brother or wife or daughter or your dad.

    As they lay dying, tell them that a psycho killer that WANTED to be euthanised BEFORE the problem persisted, was not allowed to do so, because of the superstitious tribal beliefs of primitive idiots(religion) and the governments ridiculous laws.

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