Fear and anxiety would be promoted rather than Individual autonomy.
In its 1994 report The House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics concluded: “It was virtually impossible to ensure that all acts of euthanasia were truly voluntary and that any liberalisation of the law in the United Kingdom could not be abused.
But surely the most compassionate thing to do is to care for a person at the end of their life and to show them that their life has tremendous value regardless of age or abilities.
Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.
Euthanasia: Legalizing in all states and causes Euthanasia which is also known as “Mercy Killing” is very popular nowadays.
It is ending of life to be relieved from difficult sufferings.Another recent study found that nurses are regularly euthanasing their patients in Belgium even though the laws prohibits it.Since euthanasia was legalised in 2002 there has not been one attempt to prosecute for abuses of the euthanasia law.Assisted suicide is not a private act and there is a real risk that a ‘right to die’ may soon become a ‘duty to die’.The pro-euthanasia and assisted suicide lobby will often present the view that helping someone else to end their life is the most loving and compassionate thing to do. Some believe that every patient has a right to choose when to die. We do not have to kill the patient to kill the symptoms. Opening the doors to voluntary euthanasia could lead to non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, by giving doctors the power to decide when a patient’s life is not worth living. Reports from the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal, reveal that doctors do not always report it. The assumption that patients should have a right to die would impose on doctors a duty to kill, thus restricting the autonomy of the doctor. Proponents believe that euthanasia can be safely regulated by government legislation. Alternative treatments are available, such as palliative care and hospices. There is no ‘right’ to be killed and there are real dangers of ‘slippery slopes’.Dr Andrew Fergusson, of the Care Not Killing Alliance, has said Studies concerning the euthanasia and assisted suicide law in countries that have legalised such measures make for troubling reading.A study conducted in 2012 shows that 32% of the assisted deaths in Belgium are carried out without request and 47% of assisted deaths go unreported in the Flanders region of Belgium.We were also concerned that vulnerable people – the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed – would feel pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death.” The law must protect the most vulnerable people in society.We must never let the depressed, the confused, those in terrible pain, the aged and the vulnerable feel that they should pursue the path of assisted suicide so as not to be a burden on others.