Should a patient who has lost all powers of reasoning and
who lives like a vegetable, totally hopeless and helpless,
a terminal case who only wants to die, be forced to live?
The number of people who are asking this question increases
each day. Although the official position of the medical
profession is to maintain life indefinitetely, regardless
of the condition of the patient, but with certain cases,
euthanasia should be administered.
We are living in an age of medical miracles. Medicine, has
made so much dramatic progress, that lifesaving techniques
were thought to be impossible, a generation age. Ill
patients throughtout the world are kept alive by the use of
defribbrilators, respirators, pacemakers and other similar
equipment. A study was done by the American Encephalograhic
Soceity has concluded that when an EEG reading is what is
known as "flat line" the person, is officially dead. What
this actually means is that although there may not be any
brain activity, other vital organs can work by means of
certain equipment. Now heart- lung machines can augment the
duration of life.
Well some say that life is precious, HOW IS LIFE PRECIOUS,
WHEN IT CAN NOT BE LIVED TO THE FULLEST ?.
I believe that Euthanasia should be legalized because of
that option of dying. People say that their should be a
option to live, but I think that there should also be a
option to die. Many also think that they should stay alive
because they don't want death for their own reason. Why not
put them out of there misery, if the pain that one goes
through is excruciating why not let them die.
Many states have laws that state, that explain the
condition of when a person is deceased. States believe that
they should authorize the death of a individual when it is
not really there's to make. I believe that there should be
a choice of death or life. I am not saying who should make
the decision, but all I am saying is that Euthanasia should
be legalized. Think of it this way, if someone dear to you
had died, you would instinctively think that the person
should live. Well, how do you think that the person that is
dear to you feels?. Maybe he is in pain? Although the
organs may work, what is the difference between death and a
vegetable when the vegetable just has his vital organs
working, and both the decesed and the vegetable have no use
of the brain.