In recent years there has been many intense debates around the world over the legalization of euthanasia because of its ethical points of view. Euthanasia or otherwise called "mercy killing" according to the Oxford Dictionary is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. There are different forms of euthanasia such as; active, passive, voluntary and involuntary which are usually performed by doctors to patients who are terminally ill. Although in today's modern society technology has allowed us to help cure a lot of diseases there are still many that remain incurable.
At present countries such as Albania, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as some US States have legalized euthanasia because they have come to recognize and understand that "Terminally ailing person tend to endure great mental, physical and financial distress. The health system is pressured economically looking after these patients and family members become burdened. As stated by law in most countries every human has the right to freedom, as such many prefer to die peacefully rather than to suffer until death hence making mercy killing the preferred method."
To begin, many ailing persons prefer euthanasia as an alternative method because of the suffering and excruciating pain, they may encounter which leads to mental depression. In a case where a patient faces a prolonged painful death, one would agree the logical thing to do is allow them to die peacefully rather than to forsake them to suffer until death. Mental illness is not uncommon to a person suffering from an incurable disease, often medication used to help treat terminal illnesses tend to have side effects, which may lead a patient to thoughts of suicide or patients may be left heavily sedated leaving them unconscious. In addition there are also situations where...