Should Euthanasia be legalized?
Euthanasia is referred to as deliberately killing someone who is suffering from terminal illness. A person suffering from a terminal illness does not have any chance of survival and he is deliberately put to death upon his request to end pain and misery. People suffering from terminal illnesses go through a lot of physical and emotional pain. In order to avert excruciating pain caused by a fatal disease, a person requests the doctor or a nurse to kill him usually done by administering a lethal injection. In some circles, euthanasia is a very controversial topic. Some people approve it and say that it is a just practice which ends the misery of a terminally ill person. It provides peace and enables one to embrace death swiftly to end further suffering. However, in some circles euthanasia is considered as a grave sin. From religious perspective, life is given by God and nobody but only He has the right to end it. Therefore, euthanasia is considered as going against the will of God. In some religions like Christianity and Islam, suicide is an unforgivable sin.
It can be a very hard decision to make because it can negatively affect family members of the terminally ill patient. But at the end of the day, a person suffering is the only one who understands his misery. It is not easy for him to keep living in such a vegetative state for a long time. If the illness is something that causes slow and painful death then euthanasia becomes important.
Fatal diseases like AIDS and cancer are very painful. They cause excruciating pain to the person and lead to very slow and painful death. Cancer especially can be very painful because if it is diagnosed late it does not have any cure. If cancer is diagnosed earlier chances of survival are very high. The problem with diseases like cancers is that it does not reveal any symptoms in its earlier stages. When symptoms start to show up it is already too late and the only line of treatment available in such a condition is to prolong the disease which can be very painful for a person. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy do not have any impact especially when cancer metastasizes to other parts of the body. Once cancer spreads from its point of origin to other parts of the body it further deteriorates the vital organs and eventually results in slow and very painful death.
In order to end the misery of a fatally ill person suffering from AIDS or cancer practicing euthanasia should be legalized.