Voluntary euthanasia should be legalised in WA to end ‘unnecessary suffering’, report finds

Many states around the world, including Western Australia have been discussing the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia. Many believed that ending one’s life to stop his or her agony should be an option as the family of such person knows what’s best for their patient. Moreover, the law implies that we all have right to live so they believe that we should also have the right to end it whenever we feel that we can no longer endure the pain.

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Meanwhile, there are also some government officials who contradict the legalisation as euthanasia is still killing whatever your purpose is, is against the law of God and should not be supported. That is how controversial this topic is.

Have you heard about the word “euthanasia”? You probably have heard of it before but do you know what it means? Do you know how huge this means to some people?

Euthanasia, also known as “mercy killing”, is the practice of ending the life of a living individual being by relatively painless means. This is particularly done when the individual has no more hope of recovery such as when the patient is suffering from a painful and incurable disease or is in an irreversible coma. Those in favour of euthanasia usually believe that taking the life of an individual who is suffering endlessly is an act of mercy.

There are several forms of euthanasia but the most controversial is physician assisted suicide – this is the one that raises many questions about medical ethics. Physician assisted suicide is when a physician, upon the request of a patient or his/her family, provides or withholds medication and/or treatment knowing that the outcome of this decision will be the death of the patient.

Other forms of euthanasia include active euthanasia which involves directly causing the death of a patient; while passive euthanasia includes withdrawing life supporting treatment or withholding surgery or medication.

For more info on the legalisation of euthanasia here in Western Australia, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-23/voluntary-euthanasia-should-be-legalised-in-wa-report-finds/10155910