|Why Should Euthanasia Be Legalized
It is apparent that euthanasia should be permitted everywhere for the following reasons: individual liberty; one’s undesired pain, suffering, and misery; and the individual’s frustration from having a valueless life. First of all, one should be able to understand the term euthanasia. “In ancient Greece, eu thanatos meant ‘easy death.’ Today’s euthanasia generally refers to mercy killing, the voluntary ending of the life of someone who is terminally or hopelessly ill” (Euthanasia 1). Knowing that, it is seemingly appropriate to say that one has the right to die an easy death if, and only if, he is terminally ill. Otherwise, different situations should not play any part in this issue. To understand more about the pro-euthanasia side of this issue, it is best conceived through the viewpoints, strong beliefs, and perspectives of proponents of euthanasia.
An individual has liberty, which includes the right of owning his life. He is the po...