Euthanasia: A Study of Right and Wrong

  • Arihant
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  • Arihant

    Student at Amity University, India

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Every person wishes to live and experience life to the fullest extent possible before passing away. But occasionally, a person may wish to end his life through non-natural means. A symptom of abnormality is to end one's life in an unusual way. When a person takes their own life, it is referred to as "suicide," but when another person terminates a person's life at the deceased's request, it is referred to as "euthanasia" or "mercy killing." Most often, euthanasia is connected with those who are suffering from a fatal illness or have become incapacitated and don't want to spend the remainder of their lives in pain. The option to live or die should be available to those who are seriously ill or disabled. All people should have the option to live or die; it shouldn't just be reserved for healthy, able-bodied people. Euthanasia is a contentious topic that touches on our society's morality, values, and beliefs. The practise of euthanasia has generated considerable controversy worldwide. Since euthanasia has been legalised in the Netherlands and England recently, the argument has gained in importance. As a result, there is currently intense debate about whether or not to emulate the Dutch model in many countries throughout the world. In a recent case involving Aruna Shanbaug, our Supreme Court made a judgement approving passive euthanasia in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 678 - 696


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