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However, back in the ancient Greece and Rome time and, before the coming of Christianity, beliefs toward child-murder, active euthanasia, and suicide had deemed to be acceptable. Many ancient Greeks and Romans had no set defined belief in the inherent value of individual human life, and pagan physicians likely performed frequent abortions as well as both voluntary and involuntary mercy killings. While the Hippocratic Oath prohibited doctors from giving a deadly drug to anyone, even if requested. Back in classical antiquity, there was widespread support for voluntary death as opposed to prolonged agony, and physicians complied by often giving their patients the poisons they requested.
UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT3Though euthanasia was legal and regularly practiced in ancient time, it was frowned upon in The United States for many years. However, in 1974 the Society for the Right to Die was founded and first US Hospice Opens. Then in 1980 the World Federation of Right to Die Societies Forms.Still uncommon and very much frowned upon on June 4, 1990, a doctor name Jack Kevorkian, MD, assisted Janet Adkins, a Hemlock Society member, in committing suicide in Michigan. Adkins' death is the first of many suicides in which Dr. Kevorkian assists. He was then charged and sentenced on Apr. 13, 1999 to 10-25 years in prison for his role in the euthanasia of Thomas Youk and was paroled after serving 8 years. Apparently many people As of October 2015, five states in The United States have adapted to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide. There are other