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But I venture to say we are in agreement on one: the uniform ban against active euthanasia is not going to be struck down on the ground that it violates the "right to die.
Patients and their families who receive this final therapy of caring comfort are unlikely to see a need for active euthanasia.
To establish the moral equivalence of active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, two strategies are possible: showing that the same arguments that purport to justify physician-assisted suicide would also justify active euthanasia, or showing that objections to active euthanasia would count equally against physician-assisted suicide.
While I obviously take the position that active euthanasia is morally permissible, the issues addressed here do not generate any additional evidence for that claim, of course.
In reaction, advocates of active euthanasia would reassert human control by letting the patient design his own death and therewith bring his own pain and suffering to an end.
4) Active euthanasia is irrational and morally wrong.
In November 1997, Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act (1994) that legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS), a form of active euthanasia defined as the "intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who wishes to die" and "causing the death of a person through a direct action in response to a request from that person" (The Free Dictionary by Farlex, n.
The debate on active euthanasia is intense, mainly because of the opposition it receives from religious groups and many members of the legal and medical professions.
Specific provisions in the proposed law, however, state that it would not authorize a physician or any other person to end a patient's life by lethal injection, active euthanasia or mercy killing
Such increased costs could put more pressure on governments and individuals to seek legislation that allows active euthanasia, thus curbing the need for expensive health interventions in later age groups
There is also a consensus within medicine that PSU is a medical treatment and is therefore not tantamount to active euthanasia.
Active euthanasia is very simple from a moral point of view.