The Case For Euthanasia Essay Research Paper — страница 3

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against the risks” of legalizing the practice of active euthanasia. One of the clauses of the statute which aims at the prevention of abuse is that the statute would only allow licensed physicians to partake in helping someone end their life. Although proposition 161 was not passed, it is a reflection of the general population’s sentiment that active euthanasia should not be illegal. At the time of the publication of this article, California, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan were preparing or has already proposed general election initiatives which would permit aid-in-dying by physicians. The act of taking a life is a serious one. The American people are notoriously weary of it’s implementation, as can be seen in the case of capital punishment. Although, active euthanasia is

consensual, the paradox which lingers in the term “physician-assisted suicide” is difficult for lawmakers and citizens alike to consent to.