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Debate Score:46
Arguments:29
Total Votes:47
Ended:06/28/10
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Should Euthanasia be legalized?

Yes

Side Score: 27
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No

Side Score: 19
6 points

Pallid skin, cool to the touch. Invisible, bony fingers drag the sides of your lips down into a grimace. That lifeless, although still holding onto life, loved one is your family, your friend, a person you hold dear to your heart. People feel this desperation everyday. Hopefully, you have not experienced it yet.

The barely there person I describe could have had a number of things happen to them; A car crash, cracking your head on the pavement, fooling around with friends and slipping into the pool. Any head trauma strong enough to cause substantial damage can push you over the edge into that coma. Now ponder if that damage was so significant, you knew they would die eventually, weeks, a month, a year? Life is not a miracle movie. Yes, we have our moments, but let's be realistic. Would you cling to that lifeless body like the heroine in those blockbuster hits, or would you end your pain and suffering, your dear ones also, with that one shot of painless goodbye.

Now, I can see why you would illegalize Euthanasia, I positively do. Ending a life? Isn't that technically murder? And even if it is considered assisted suicide, that's still suicide, right? We would all go to hell, correct? Those questions are based on religion. Religion is a big factor in life, but with the broad span of religious choice nowadays, we need space to choose. That statement covers a broad span of topics, but let's focus on Euthanasia. Another point for my opponents, regret. Right after the flatlines sounds the mother wails and is forced to be dragged from the room, she suddenly is not so sure it was the right thing to do, she mulled it over for weeks, but maybe she's not so sure now. That is natural. Regret is something everyone will feel, at least once in their full lives. Think of all of your regrets, let them resonate in your head like your favorite candy melting in your mouth, and remember how you learn from them. How you let them go. Apply that to letting go to a dear one, of the good things that will prosper after that very flatline, and realize that Euthanasia should be an option everyone should be able to regret, choose or be thankful for.

In conclusion, Euthanasia is a choice, or so I think it should be. There is so much diversity and so many options in the here and now, why shouldn't ending your life be that way, also? You can design your casket, your gravestone, why not how to end your life? If you had someone in dire pain and you knew there decision would be to end their life, yet Euthanasia is illegal, that very instance can cause regret of the lack of fulfilling a promise. It could haunt you until the day you might need Euthanasia and suffer likewise, without a painless endless slumber. I believe every year you write your decision in these certain dire situations, to be “put to sleep” or not. Annually, as you mature, send the slip in, let it have a place on your driver's license; organ donor, believer of Euthanasia, 5'4”, Blonde hair, Blue eyes. I believe in Euthanasia, I believe in the right to choose.

Side: Yes
normahong(4) Disputed
2 points

I think you're very right! Your words are so strong you feel like your actually in that type of situation. I agree very much in where you say “There is so much diversity and so many options in the here and now, why shouldn't ending your life be that way, also? You can design your casket, your gravestone, why not how to end your life? If you had someone in dire pain and you knew there decision would be to end their life, yet Euthanasia is illegal, that very instance can cause regret of the lack of fulfilling a promise.” Also how you say that its wrong for someone else to choose someone else's death but if your helpless its just whats best for them.

Side: No
1 point

I like the views and opinions you have in your arguement, although it seemed to long.

Side: yes
2 points

Seeing loved ones suffering is hard for everyone involved. In my opinion, euthanasia should be legal because if I am seeing somebody that I love suffer to much, I will feel helpless. I know that I can't do anything for the person and I wish I could help them ease the pain and feel better. If I was the person that was suffering, I would want someone to apply an injection in me. I know that would be hard for the persons that love me, but it is better for everyone involved to let me go. It is a difficult decision but I hope you would make the right decision and help ease your loved one's pain.

Side: yes
jenniferhern(7) Disputed
1 point

i really agree with what your saying. I think it better for the patient but for the family as well.

Side: No
2 points

The hardest pain is not what you may feel, but the pain that is produced and felt by the ones you love. I do not totally agree with euthanasia because who are we to decide who lives and dies? There is a book named "The slave" that details the life of a person that was in a vegetative condition. He discusses what he feels and what he saw during that process. Many times, he wanted to tell his family that he wanted to die but he could not. He didn't want cause pain for his family, and he didn't want to feel pain.

In this case, he survived, but this is not always the case. If the person has a disease that does not have a cure and you can not do anything, you only make your pain and the patient's pain linger.

Side: yes
2 points

Should an injured animal in suffering pain be kept alive? I think that most people known someone,or even had to make the decision themselfs,that they had to put an animal out of there misery. It may have been because of a car accident or a disease such as rabies,witch causes a painful death if it can not be found and cured early enough.

I do agree that euthanasia could be a negative procedure. In my opinion euthanasia is a good thing under certain circumstances.

Thats why people must remember,If death is not intended,it is not an act of euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as an act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die,as by withholding extreme medical measures,a person or animal suffering from an incurable, painful disease or condition. It is ultimately a case of freedom choice,and should only be used to provide a way to relieve extreme pain.

Side: yes
1 point

I can relate cause people feel differantly about this situation. Would you feel the same if you had to euthanized a dog or a cat. Yes ill upset ,but if you have to euthanized a human being.Now thats a diffrent story.

Side: yes
2 points

Life is hard enough, why make it harder by seeing loved ones in a sleep that you know they won't come out of. I wouldn't want my mom laying in a bed suffering, knowing that I can help end the long restless nights of cold sweats and endless pain. Can you imagine what the person is feeling? A nightmare is not knowing if you're dead and remembering or alive and dreaming. There is no way to know what is real and what is fake, if you can't tell if you're awake or asleep?

I know people are going to argue, that who are we to say who lives or who dies. Everyone has to die sometime it may sound harsh but it is the cold hard true. A person that is a vegetable is as unthinking and unwilling as the dead until the day they join them. It's sad but true, so when it comes to euthanasia I'm for it and I'll let my family do it to me

if they choose to.

Side: yes
1 point

The reason I believe euthanasia should be legalized is because whats the point of being alive if your in a vegetative state? It is not murdering because practically you cant do anything for yourself or others if you have no control of your body. Euthanasia is the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness). I understand those who are against euthanasia that they believe its a sin to kill somebody or that it should be forbidden by law but its not wrong when they family is consistent of what their going to do and the patient is too. I think its unfair for those who don't want the law to be legalized do they not think of those people that are out there and don't want to be living anymore because they feel helpless since they cant move nor speak. And about the health issues cost is not even about the money is about comprehending how the person feels about them being in a vegetative state.

Side: yes
juanramirez(6) Disputed
1 point

If you love that person. You can support all the process and difficult situations.I know some people think that they are suffering, but how do you know?

a better form is to hold on to the person dies naturally.

Side: No
jenniferhern(7) Disputed
1 point

i like what your saying but one thing i didnt understand is how that patient will be okay with it if they are basically dead? but other than its really good.

Side: No
1 point

It is better to let the person who is hurting go than to let them continue to suffer in pain. There is a chance, they will have there worst days ahead of them. There are different diseases that are terminal and the doctors don't have a cure. If I had a family member that had a terminal disease, I would rather them die than have painful days. An example I read was an article in CNN about euthanasia. Patricia's family had to make a difficult decision about there daughter, she had cancer and it was spreading to her liver. It was hard for her family to see her in pain. They decided to let her die and not suffer.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, Euthanasia should be legalized ,Because theres alots of peolpe that are suffering. A phisician promete the patians health and the principles of the benificience and nonmalificience.If the patians is an a really big paint there family members they gonna have to make a difficult dicisions of leding there father die and not let him suffer anymore its for there own good.

Side: yes
1 point

Being in a vegetative state is no way to life your life. Having to breathe and eat off a tube is hopeless. It's hard for your family to know that every minute of your life is being lived by a machine.

In my case I think euthanasia should be legalized, because having to live the rest of your life in a bed not knowing who or what is around is dreadful. In my point of view, keeping somebody alive when they're in a come or vegetative state is just being selfish. People don't realize that they're only hurting themselves by keeping their loved once alive. Yeah I understand that some people might consider euthanasia as murder because it's taking somebody's life away, but it's not murder if the victim is okay with it. You might ask “how can the patient be okay with it if they can't talk?” Well some people talk with their families about it and it's their wish to not be kept alive. In other cases the families of the loved one decide to take them off the machine because they rather let them go and rest in peace then be stuck in a bed breathing by a machine the rest of their lives.

On my half I think euthanasia should be legalized because I wouldn't want to be kept alive if I was in that state. I also think it should be a law to right in your will whether you would want to be euthanized or not if your were in that position.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, its never an easy decision to make to make, but perhaps the kindest thing you can do for family member or patient. A decision concerning Euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you'll ever make in your life. Euthanasia may sound like an evil thing to to , but necessary if you care for that person. Its not just any decision, its a personal decision and you have to make in order whats better or them. Not only it provides a way to relieve extreme pain, it also provides a way of relief when a persons quality of life is low.

Would you rather watch a loved one die in pain or would you rather help them ease that pain? How is Euthanasia on a family pet different from a human being? I may sound vicious ,but these are the type of questions need to answer before making that one important decision. Ive read an article about a fifty-nine year old, Briton Craig Ewert , recored his own death to broadcast all over London to show that Euthanasia is painless. He wanted his death recorded in order to show terminal illness does not have a result in a painful death.

There's no alternative for Euthanasia, its a just a choice, and someday you're going to be faced with a situation involving assisted suicide. Euthanasia should be legalized because it frees up medical funds for other people. I may sound greedy but if I had an accident and left me terminally ill, my family would know what to because we already talked about this. I wouldn't want my mom crying everyday for me ,waiting for me to wake or say something. Its another case of freedom of choice. You're not committing murder, you're freeing a life from misery.

Side: yes
jenniferhern(7) Disputed
1 point

how do you know if they are in pain while in a vegatative state? and how do you know if its not gonna hurt them if they pull the plug? but other than thats your debate is really good and i agree with it

Side: No
1 point

Taking the life of someone who has been in a coma for years may be considered tradgic or wrong, but put the person in the in the coma has been separated from life and living on the ege of existence for years. The one's they love, sit by there side everyday hoping for a miracle that will never come. The family puts their life on hold chasing a dream that will never become a reality. Would you really want to see somebody lying there in pain and suffering or would you want to end it for thier sake? I would want the suffering to end. I can't imagine laying in a bed without the ability to speak, listen, or live a real life seperated by a crippling disease that has washed away my existence.

Its almost like being in a situation financially where you're bringing home very little money and you're just waiting or looking for that way out. of all the suffering and pain to survive

Side: yes
1 point

If I see someone in pain ill do something to prevent that pain because why see a person with a stressful pain. Euthanasia should be legalized because it would help that person not to feel that pain or go through that pain and thats why Euthanasia should be legalized.

Side: yes
1 point

Euthanasia should be legalized If it is the desire of the person to die, I will support him/her. I think that choosing how we want to die is not an option that we all get. I wouldnt like to see the ones I love suffer. If I ever see myself in that kind of situation, I would have no doubt of agreeing with it. It's a difficult decision to make but why see them suffer with alot of pain we should let them go and let them rest in peace than just seeing them suffer and suffer alot. This is why euthanasia should be legal for anyone who desires it.

Side: yes
4 points

Euthanasia should not be legalized because we need to think of the life of those people that are in that state. We could say that they do not know and feel anything because they are living in a condition much like a dead person, but we need to consider that they are humans like us.

In this world, only God can decide who lives and who dies; humans can not decide the life of another person. Some people think that it would be better for the person to be euthanized because the family member is struggling to pay or can not pay for the hight cost of care. People think that is very expensive for the goverment to keep an individual alive, but they are humans and we can not forget them no matter the cost.

Side: yes
jenniferhern(7) Disputed
1 point

Yeah i agree that only god has the right to take the life of a human but whats the point of keeping them alive if they cant eat, talk, breath or just plain simple function on their own? Would you like it if one of your loved one was only alive by a machine? Wouldnt you want them to live with god and rest in peace?

Side: yes
juanramirez(6) Disputed
2 points

That suitation could be the most defficult of my life because I know the resposabiliries that I have with that person that I love,but I can say you that could live with rest and peace because God would give me the strength. I need to wait for the person I love die because he want.

Side: No
megashcraft(6) Disputed
1 point

I see some of your point, but you are taking the religious aspect of things. Think without religion on the brain, think as someone without religion, just like you thought of the victims about to be Euthanized.

Side: yes
3 points

Euthanasia should not be legalized because the family should not be able choose for the victim of the disease; Some families members decide to kill the patient because they do not have enough money to pay, but they need to recognize that their loved one has the ability to recover. How can a human decide for the life of another person?

Side: yes
jenniferhern(7) Disputed
1 point

Well what if thats what the patient wanted? What if they talked about it before they were ever involved in an accident? if you were ever in that state would you want a machine living your life for you? or would you want to rest in peace with god? What if you want to go with god but your family wont let you go?

Side: yes
2 points

Im not for euthanasia or against but, I believe in certain situations maybe euthanization should be used. I also think euthanization shouldn't be legal ,killing babies and elderly people. They should be left alone and let them die normal. But on the other hand if someone has been in a deep coma, or is close to dying then yes that person should be euthanized since they are on their death bed. In my opinion there is a good and bad to euthanasia.

Side: No
1 point

Well I really don't know which side to pick but from what I can tell my vote is mostly going for no because Euthanasia is almost basically murder with out the families permission if the decision is made by the doctor... In my other opinion if the family decides yes to pull the plug then ok that will not be considered as murder or assisted suicide.... I would only agree to legalize Euthanasia with the catch that

the doctors consult the family and let the family decide.

Side: No
1 point

its a hard topic to talk about because someday death is going to happrn to all of us and if it was me i would want my loved ones not to euthanasia me

Side: No