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HW 7 Active euthanasia is when you do something to kill someone, such as giving them a lethal injection. Passive euthanasia is when you allow someone to die, such as no longer giving them medical treatment. Rachel’s main conclusion is that although people seem to think active euthanasia is very wrong morally, in many cases passive euthanasia is actually less humane and more painful for the person. It can make their death more drawn out and physically painful.
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Unformatted text preview: The reason Rachel’s tells us the stories about Smith and Jones is because they are two very similar stories with the one difference being the persons role in the death. With these stories Rachel’s is trying to show us that even though Smith was directly involved in the death and Jones just watched it we feel that they both did something equally wrong and immoral. This can be used as a comparison between active and passive euthanasia....
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