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A Gentler Death

One of the most important debates today surrounds euthanasia, an issue which is complex and emotional at best. This site will argue it's needs and appropriateness in todays society, all visitors will have a clear picture of what euthanasia is.

Euthanasia is the act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition. by lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment.

~History and Backround~
Euthanasia comes from the Greek "eu" meaning good or well, and "thana" meaning death. It isn't a new issue, in 1516 Thomas More proposed a system called euthanasia in which patients dealing with incurable diseases were offered a choice of a good and easy death. It is very important to clarify the values of today. In recent times, euthanasia is frequently called "mercy killing." Nowadays, as high technology environments are developing, a "natural" death is almost impossible.

Here is a graph giving us many reasons for euthanasia.

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