Ethical Choices and Responses in Active Euthanasia (890 words)

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Give an argument for legalizing active euthanasia and an argument against it.

format:State your thesis, the answer you want to defend using at least three well-supported reasons embodying logic, reason, and research. Give possible objections to your arguments, answer these objections and restate your conclusion.

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The argument presented here in favor of legalizing active euthanasia is construed in response to an actual case of active euthanasia, that of Lillian Boyes and her doctor, Nigel Cox. The case is largely—and unfortunately—unsurprising in its outline: A patient is suffering greatly, perhaps beyond imagining by any healthy person, and requests her doctor’s assistance in ending her life; her doctor accedes, with no opposition from the patient’s family, and is yet charged with some version of murder. But, while the outline is unsurprising, the human and...

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