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            Euthanasia is morally right under all circumstances. If someone is terminally ill or does not wish to be cured, then the taking of their life by request is acceptable. Euthanasia is a Greek word meaning "a good death", but unfortunately, in recent times, the term euthanasia has come to mean murder. It is not murder, it is not cruelty. Currently, certain practices of euthanasia are against the law in nearly all of this country and many other around the world. This is unreasonable because euthanasia is by nature good, it is intended to help people and to relieve their suffering or pain, it is an act of mercy. .
             The term euthanasia is fairly broad in scope, which is why it has been divided into "allowing someone to die", "mercy killing", and "mercy death" (Thiroux, 214). The practices of "allowing someone to die", "mercy killing", and "mercy death" (all forms of euthanasia) are acceptable and good in cases where either the party involved has requested such services or evidence has been presented to support the belief that the party involved would request such services if able. While most people may approve of "allowing someone to die" or "mercy death" in which the patient in question has taken active participation in choosing his or her own fate, a lot of other people do not understand or do not approve of "mercy killing". How can this be true?.
             "Allowing someone to die" does not involve a direct action of terminating a life. In short, it is a cessation of treatment. In the case of a terminally ill patient, he or she can simply refuse to begin any treatment at all or can agree to cease treatment when it is no longer useful. In this case, the doctor or patient involved it not actively ending the life, simply refusing to prolong an inevitable death. This is the most common form of euthanasia today and the most prevalent throughout medicine. Objections raised against "allowing someone to die" spring from concerns about patient abandonment, questions about why anyone would willingly choose death and the constant possibilities of finding cures.

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