Causes Of Euthanasia

What are the causes of euthanasia?

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The causes of euthanasia: mercy, desire to end suffering, despair, etc.

Other terms for "euthanasia" are "assisted suicide" and "mercy killing." There are no real causes of euthanasia, but there are reasons why people might resort to it. Some people, like Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was imprisoned for assisting in suicides,...

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The causes of euthanasia: mercy, desire to end suffering, despair, etc.

Other terms for "euthanasia" are "assisted suicide" and "mercy killing." There are no real causes of euthanasia, but there are reasons why people might resort to it. Some people, like Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was imprisoned for assisting in suicides, believe that to prolong the suffering of a terminally ill person is immoral and the dying person should be the one to decide when it is time for his or her life to end. Other people, like Michael Schiavo, who won the right to remove the feeding tube that was the only thing keeping his severely brain-damaged wife Terry alive, believe that whether there is pain or not, when someone is in a vegetative state and is unaware of his or her surroundings, it is inhumane to keep that person living.

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