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Should mercy killing be legal?

Also called euthenasia, the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.

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It is my belief that a person's body is his or hers own property, and therefore has the right to do with as he or she pleases. If someone in a painful state has given up on fighting their illness, it should be their decision whether to keep fighting or not. Matters can be complicated if the person is in a vegetable state comatose, it can be difficult to determine, without earlier consent, if the person wishes to continue struggling with his or her ailment. However, in some cases rehabilitation is medically impossible, and death would only end the suffering of a person who is destined to be living off a machine for the rest of their lives. I think it would be more cruel to prolong this persons misery than to simply euthanize them painlessly.

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