Euthanasia raises several moral dilemmas. Should people have the right to decide on matters of life and death? If at all, under what circumstances can euthanasia be justified? And is it right to end a person’s life when they are undergoing severe pain and suffering?
While some people think euthanasia shouldn’t be allowed because it could be abused and used as a cover for murder, others see it as an act of mercy to stop suffering and unbearable pain. Though a terminal condition and suffering are the main reasons for euthanasia, sometimes there are other reasons people want to end their life. These can include physical as well as psychological factors such as depression or being dependent. But where do you draw the line?
Last year, Canada legalized assisted dying for people enduring unbearable suffering. As noted by Life News, Canada’s euthanasia legislation (Bill C-14) is littered with imprecise terminology that causes confusion and leaves room for an uncontrolled expansion of the law without facing political pressure.
Earlier, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition urged politicians to amend the confusing part that states euthanasia is legal if a person’s “natural death is reasonably foreseeable.”