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In “Euthanasia” (2008), Willke advocates that all forms of euthanasia should not be legalized. She reasons firstly that euthanasia, intended as a solution for exceptional cases has become a routine. She justifies that euthanasia, like abortion, has hinged for social and economic reasons, as did in Germany and Holland. Secondly, the writer argues that major medical advancements can provide the means to prevent death from occurring and that most doctors and physicians are capable of managing dying patients. Thus, she believes that the general perception that patients are suffering and dying is no longer valid. Although these reasons seem logical, the writer has however, not taken into account that the experience of Holland may not apply to other countries. Additionally, her limited scope on only the terminally ill, dying patients seeking euthanasia has led to the neglect of other types of patients as well as the societal pressure and economic factors that comes along. Willke predicts that euthanasia will become a routine in other countries by drawing from experience in Holland. However, she has overlooked the many significant medical and legal differences between Holland and the other countries. In particular, under the Dutch health care
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