Monday, March 7, 2011

Powerful Arguments From India Against Euthanasia

Here's an attempt to balance arguments for and against euthanasia using India’s Terri Schiavo, Aruna Schaunbaug, as the exemplar. As readers of this blog know, I'm against any form of euthanasia, hence the end of this piece, where the author presents very powerful arguments against euthanasia.
A Conspicuous Yet Nascent Debate on Euthanasia in Our Country

. . . . Although I believe that if a life of a person has reached a point such that the quality of life has been compromised beyond an acceptable level for them, then they ought to be allowed to end their life in whatever manner they prefer so as to mitigate their sufferings. But in a country like ours, where we do not have a particular legislation on euthanasia, and where the debate on euthanasia in in nascent stage, legalization of euthanasia would not really be a good idea because of following reasons: more

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