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morally right for terminally ill patients to chose euthanasia because they want to “die with dignity.” Also choosing euthanasia because they, “don’t not want my family to see me suffering, I don’t want that to be their last memory of me” would not be morally right (Briden). This is because all families would have already seen the patient suffer, and they would suffer more if thepatient were to die. The death of a family member is one of the hardest times that a person can experience. Choosing to die so that others will not see one’s suffering, or for others to be relievedof that suffering is not morally acceptable. What comes after death? Is a question that should be raised with the topic of euthanasia. People who choose euthanasia seem to think that all their suffering and pain would end once theydie, but who says it does? On what basis do people assume that death would bring peace and
relieve them of their suffering. What if it doesn’t? What if it brings more suffering and more pain? Choosing to end a life without knowing the answer to these questions would be ignorant, and decisions that have lives on the line should not be easily regarded (Norgaard). In the places where euthanasia is legal, new problems have aroused. There has been abuse where euthanasia has become legal and according to Professor Etienne Montero, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur, “it is extremely difficult to follow a strict interpretation of legal requirements once euthanasia is permitted.” (“Arguments against Euthanasia”). There have been cases where people have been euthanized even though they don’t have a terminal illness. A woman in Belgium was euthanized because she had anorexia and another woman in the Netherlands was euthanized because she was going blind. There was also acase in the Oregon, United States when a woman’s insurance company refused to pay for her chemotherapy but offered assisted suicide instead. Once euthanasia becomes legal, people’s live will be treated disposable and people won’t take the value of human life seriously. If euthanasia is accepted and becomes legal, then that means that certain lives would become devalued. Euthanasia spreads the message that some lives are worth less than others, so legalizing it would support that it is better to die than to be sick or disabled. It would literally put