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A Persuasive Essay on: Euthanasia

             Should people have the choice to end their own life? “Euthanasia: the intentional .
             killing by act or omission of a dependant human being for his or her alleged belief,” .
             (www.euthanasia.com). An extensive issue that has been debated numerous times in .
             many parts of the world over the past few years is “allowing doctors to assist patients .
             who want to commit suicide”. 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 “mental suffering”. Countless doctors recommend .
             suicide to various patients and drive them towards it. In multiple cases the patient has .