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Euthanasia Pros and Cons

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Euthanasia: The intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.
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Top 10 Pros and Cons - Euthanasia - ProCon.org

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Pro and con quotes related to the core question - Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal? Read sourced pros and cons from top experts, government officials, scholars, pundits, and more.
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Euthanasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Euthanasia (from the Greek: εὐθανασία meaning "good death": εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.

There are different euthanasia laws in each country. The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering".[1] In the Netherlands, euthanasia is understood as "termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient".[2]

Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is legal in some countries and U.S. states. Non-voluntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries. Involuntary euthanasia is usually considered murder.[3]

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Jack Kevorkian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (play /kɨˈvɔrkiən/;[1] May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011[2]), commonly known as "Dr. Death", was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said, "dying is not a crime".[3]

In 1999, Kevorkian was arrested and tried for his direct role in a case of voluntary euthanasia. He was convicted of second-degree murder and served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition he would not offer suicide advice to any other person.[4]

As an oil painter and a jazz musician, Kevorkian marketed limited quantities of his visual and musical artwork to the public.

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Euthanasia suicide mercy-killing right-to-die physician assisted suicide living wills research

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