ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OR AGAINST… EUTHANASIA?
(This composition has been written by Hassan Ouhdouch, 2nd Baccalaureate A
student- IES Playa de Arinaga- Agüimes) – (Unit 5- For or against compositions)
"Euthanasia” is to cause death to another human being with or without
his/her consent to avoid physical pain or other conditions considered
unbearable. Therefore, euthanasia always represents a form of homicide
because it implies that a man kills another by a positive act or by omission of
due care and attention.
It can be done to prevent suffering that may be present or future, but
predictable, or when it is considered that the quality of life of the victim will not
achieve or maintain an acceptable minimum. The subjective element of
eliminating pain or weakness of others is a necessary factor to consider what
euthanasia is. If not, it would result in other forms of homicide.
Various associations have fought against those who defend the
possibility to choose a dignified death. The arguments that legitimize these
groups range from respect for the divine to the fear of creating legal loopholes
that provide impunity to any murders. The debates on euthanasia generally end
up being dominated by moral, religious, emotional prejudices, etc.
From the point of view of its practitioners, there are two types of
euthanasia: passive and active. In the case of the first, is meant when the
patient left to die, whereas the second requires an action by another person to
"help the patient die”. Therefore it is called "assisted dying." Passive euthanasia
(or indirect), euthanasia does not exactly seek to alleviate the physical pain of
illness. It can also be classified from the perspective of the patient, being a
voluntary or involuntary euthanasia.
In my opinion, I am against euthanasia because none of us has the right
to choose the time and place of his death, except God. Apart from that, I also
consider it a form of disrespect for humanity.