The Dignitas clinic in Switzerland has assisted suicide of over thousands of people, one example is a young man of 23 decided to take this route with the blessing of his parents. He was a talented rugby player with a big future, rugby was his life and he was living his dream. That got cruely taken away from him when he broke his neck in a brutal challenge tackle on the field of play. He became so depressed and couldn't face life anymore that he decided to end it through euthanasia...
I don't know what you feel about that, but surely every individual has the right of choice. Every person has the fundamental right to have control of their life.
Many governments around the world make euthanasia illegal and most religions are pro-life which causes another debate and anyway is there such a thing as a good death?
Many people who are for legalizing euthanasia say there are 'Legal safeguards', a coherent two way dialoge between doctor and patient. Proof of illness and the doctors diagnosis that it can't be cured. Also there are no acceptable alternatives. If it puts a multiple sclerosis sufferer out of pain and if they don't want to burden their loved ones with this tragic disease why can't they make that decision?
Others will argue that we are being softened up by these 'heart rendering cases in order to change the law. Instead they want an extension of funding into hospices so they can provide support,care and make peoples last days one of dignity and deserving of respect.
Are there advances in science that will take these debates away...and what about the Medical point of view, what about 'palliative care'.
Whereas euthanasia aims to end suffering, palliative care aims to alleviate it. This care gives the patient strong relief from pain so they can endure a better quality of life...
For me, well i'm in a wheelchair now, had a car accident back in 1985 and broke my neck. Gone was the way of life i enjoyed, walking through the woods with my dog, enjoy playing sport, walking hand in hand with my girlfriend along the beach.
But i am a strong and determined person and still enjoy life, its amazing the new people you can meet and the things you can do, but if my life deteriated rapidly and i was a burden and couldn't enjoy life anymore then yes i would definitely consider euthanasia!