C1: Euthanasia is unethical, and violates the right to lifeG1: It is true because sciences had advanced to the extent, life can be prolonged but not to that extent of bringing back the dead one. Everyone has the right to life, but it is not include the right to death. In 1969, the American Convention on Human Rights was adopted in San José, Costa Rica by many countries in the Western Hemisphere. It is in force in 23 countries. “Every person has the right to have his life respected.
This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”W1:C2: A terminally ill patients need emphasis on care rather than euthanasiaG2: According to Arizona Law Review Article, published 2018, it has revealed that many terminally ill patients requesting euthanasia, have major depression and that the desire for death in terminal patients is correlated with the depression.
The motive for many euthanasia requests is an unawareness of alternatives.W2: When patients hear that the symptoms can be controlled through palliative care, now and in the future, many do not want euthanasia anymore.L2: There is another reason to live rather than euthanasia.C3: “Mercy killing” should not lead to “killing mercy”