MORAL PROBLEMS - Velleman Personal Analysis; euthanasia

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Moral Problems – Professor Speetzen 2/13/2012 Euthanasia argument – Velleman 1. People are morally entitled to refuse treatment because they have a right not to be drugged, punctured or irradiated against their wills. 2. Giving the option to some patients can do more harm than good. 3. People might kill themselves because they feel others are sick of them or just should not live on for no real reason. 4. Options can be undesirable because they subject one to pressure. 5. This option denies people the possibility of staying alive by default. 6. It will change people’s perception. 7. People will continually be justifying everything they do. 8. Killing one’s self can be seen as an obligation because they are a burden on their loved ones and see their decision to kill themselves as a “gift” to them. 9. If all of these things are true then physician-assisted suicide should not be a legal option. 10. Therefore, physician-assisted suicide should not be a legal option.
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  • Spring '12
  • Speetzen
  • Psychology, Meaning of life, Velleman

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