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Should We Legalized Euthanasia?

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Next, health spending implication is the point that highlights the benefit of Euthanasia. Presently, money is important for us even in health priority. Want it or not, we still have to invest our fortune in order to get a great quality of health services, which is surely cost a lot of money to the patient. Even though the various elements that make up the healthcare system are becoming more cautious in ensuring that money is not wasted, considering the way we finance healthcare in the world, it would be hard to make a case that there is a financial imperative compelling us to adopt physician-assisted suicide in an effort to save money so that others could benefit. Nevertheless, there are some patient’s decision may be affected by pressure from his or her family member. If a critically ill patient found that he or she was a problem to the family and especially if the family members also felt the same, the demand for euthanasia would not be a fully voluntary decision. The choice may have resulted from the relatives' pressure. This request may also be abused by the relative, or even by the physician. Furthermore, savings to governments could become a consideration. Drugs for assisted suicide have cost a lot of money, making them far less expensive than providing medical care. This could fill the void from cutbacks for treatment and care with the 'treatment' of death.

All in all, Euthanasia should not be legalized because it is clearly that even Euthanasia brings a great deal of advantages to humanity but it is completely contradict to Islam. Values take priority over prices. The care for the weak, old and helpless is a value in itself for which people are agreeable to sacrifice time, effort and money, and this starts, naturally with one's own parents "Your Lord decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt but address them in terms of honour. And lower to them the wing of humility out of compassion, and say: my Lord, bestow on them Your mercy even as they cherished me in childhood" (Qur'an 17:25- 25). Because such caring will be rewarded by God in this world and in the hereafter, the believers don't take it as a debit but as an investment. In a materialistic dollar this logic is meaningless, but not so in the value-oriented God heeding community of the faithful.

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