The Justification of Voluntary Euthanasia
The problem of euthanasia has been a thoroughly discussed problem in the contemporary world. Like the issue of capital punishment, euthanasia is also a controversial issue for the reason that it involves the intentional killing of a human life. The concept of euthanasia, indeed, requires clarity about certain issues involved in this problem. It raises certain significant philosophical and moral questions such as:
- Is euthanasia always morally wrong or blameworthy?
- Does a terminally ill person who is rational and fully informed have a right to decide about whether or not to prolong his life?
- Is it morally permissible to terminate the life of a patient to relieve him of acute pain and suffering?
- Does ...