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Old 2008-11-13, 21:37   Link #12
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Originally Posted by Anh_Minh View Post
Well, I'm for euthanasia. Especially in cases where the patient is explicitly asking for it.

That removes the moral difference between poisoning someone and turning off his life support. They're both "OK", in the same circumstances. (Except in cases where there's no life support to unplug... Then euthanasia's still fine, but the other option is moot.) So, to me, they're pretty much the same, in that they allow the patient to escape the pain at the cost of his life. I don't see where the "failing" is.
Well, if you see them both as perfectly acceptable, it's pretty natural to not distinguish them, but for a person who does see euthanasia as wrong or unacceptable for some reason to not distinguish between them is to deny the reality of natural death.

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