Should people have the choice to end their own life? â€œEuthanasia: the intentional .
killing by act or omission of a dependant human being for his or her alleged belief,â€ .
(www.euthanasia.com). An extensive issue that has been debated numerous times in .
many parts of the world over the past few years is â€œallowing doctors to assist patients .
who want to commit suicideâ€. Euthanasia has already been legalized in the Netherlands, .
Belgium and a few parts of the United States of America. These countries have different .
points of view than several other countries. Euthanasia should not be legalized for a .
number of reasons. One reason euthanasia should not be legalized is it could lead to .
involuntary euthanasia. Another reason is that people who want to commit suicide are .
either depressed or looking for help in most cases. Finally if euthanasia is legalized it .
could become the only type of legal medical treatment available to patients who are less .
fortunate, disabled, terminally ill and/or even old. Furthermore, if the world allows .
euthanasia to be legal who knows what other immoral and unethical laws may occur. .
Euthanasia is only supposed to take place if the patient requests it, gives consent.
and they have all the information on other treatments available (if any) but in many cases .
this is not happening. Even though legislators are against it, once voluntary euthanasia is .
legalized it eventually leads to involuntary euthanasia. In the Netherlands (where .
euthanasia was legalized) during 1990 there were over 3,000 cases of doctor assisted .
suicide. After considerable medical research, it was shown that over 1,000 of them were .
involuntary. In Holland, a child was murdered by doctors for having abnormal genitalia .
and a woman was murdered for â€œmental sufferingâ€. Countless doctors recommend .
suicide to various patients and drive them towards it. In multiple cases the patient has .