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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:

  1. Is euthanasia always morally wrong or blameworthy?
  2. Does a terminally ill person who is rational and fully informed have a right to decide about whether or not to prolong his life?
  3. Is it morally permissible to terminate the life of a patient to relieve him of acute pain and suffering?
  4. Does ...

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