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Rixynes Rodriguez PHL 118 9-28-11 Tth 12:30-1:45 Beauchamp argues for and against active euthanasia in many ways. Euthanasia is the act of killing someone else for the better being of that person. That person will be sick with very little time to live and it would be better if they were killed because they wouldn’t have to suffer and be in pain their last few days. The few arguments that he has are that a condition is extremely hard and the burden outweighs the benefits, the pain is too much to handle, the physician is the only one who can bring relief to the patient, and the patient gives a request for it. He uses these points to try to convince people that euthanasia is something that can be done if the person wishes for this to happen. It is very interesting that you only get the choice of euthanasia if you are on life- sustaining treatment. I think that is ridiculous because there are a lot of treatments that are
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