Eutanasia

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“Good” or “Bad” Death ?

The word euthanasia comes from the Greek which means "good death". It refers to the practice of ending a life in a painlessway. Always based on intentions of ending a life. Euthanasia may be classified according to whether the person is aware or not about it. They areclassified by voluntary and involuntary euthanasia. Both can be divided in passively or actively.

According to this classification, in my opinion, itwould be more logical to say that passive euthanasia consists of causing death by disconnecting clinical machines, which help the patient maintainartificially alive, in other words, a non-responding body. Active euthanasia occurs when, for example, the doctor or the person responsible to give medicines tothe patient stops doing it. Knowing that the body responds to the treatments.
Coming from what euthanasia means, in my opinion, if there is anyinsignificant part alive in the body, the person is still alive so committing euthanasia for me is a crime. Giving a patent example, abortion is the action ofkilling an embryo (small multicellular organism). Even we cannot see, we know it is alive so we should not be able to end life process. Abortion inmost cases is consider a crime, therefore a public controversy such as euthanasia is list as.

In conclusion, euthanasia leads to ending a human’s life.It would always be a society issue and conflict. But for me, there is always hope, and as a wilted flower can revive, a human can recover body activity.
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