This is the second part of the 2 part series on euthanasia. Here are the arguments against the act. Again, these are neither the views of the author writing it nor the views of the website.
1. Large Scale Murders:
People will take advantage of Euthanasia, if it were to be legalized. The practice could become a regular one, on a larger scale. People say that the practice is only done in special cases and in voluntary situations…but things could get out of control really fast.
Many people believe that they would see an increase in involuntary euthanasia. Those who do not want to die can end up dying.
3. Political Reasons:
The commandments which define Jewish Laws and Western laws forbid others to kill…. Thou Shall not Kill. Murder is murder and euthanasia is no exception, for those advocating against Euthanasia.
Many who are against Euthanasia argue that there is always hope wherever life lies. Just because someone is ill does not mean that they are going to automatically die. Miracles do happen.
Euthanasia goes against the sanctity of life. God gave us a destiny and chose when we are born and die. In other words, God is the one who makes the final decisions. Unless the doctor is God, he/she cannot take a life. It is a sin. This is the reason why Ariel Sharon is still on Life Support.
6. Suffering is Valuable:
Many people believe that suffering can help humans attain a higher point in life.
Many anti-euthanasia activists argue that there would be more pressure on those who are ill to take the Euthanasia approach. There are other options people should and would try, if they knew euthanasia was not an option. The other options could be as compelling.
8. No More Research:
Many are also afraid that there will not be any more research and people and doctors will give up on preventing further deaths with the legalization of euthanasia.
It is widely believed that there are newer drugs which can help people tolerate pain. There are palliative care units which make patients physically and emotionally stable. They can indeed live with dignity.
The last argument is….Relatives will not be able to forgive themselves if they knew that their loved one was killed through euthanasia. Many would struggle for years to accept their decision.