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  • By: Benjamin Frattini, Ken Saxton, Karl Meissner, Anthony Collado Period 2

  • Euthanasia Videohttp://rt.com/news/journalist-euthanasia-disabled-newborns/

  • Euthanasia DefinitionsEuthanasia: the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsVoluntary euthanasia: The person killed has requested to be killed. Non-voluntary: When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsInvoluntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsAssisted suicide: Someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsEuthanasia By Action: Intentionally causing a person's death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsEuthanasia By Omission: Intentionally causing death by not providing necessary and ordinary (usual and customary) care or food and water.


  • Euthanasia DefinitionsNot euthanasia unless death is intentionally caused. Thus, some medical actions sometimes labeled "passive euthanasia" are not euthanasia because intention to take life is lacking.


  • Statistics Study in Oregon after law allowed physician-assisted suicide Suicides almost doubled, but only about 40 out of 10,000 deaths per year Not common practice


  • Dr. Jack KevorkianAssisted-suicide advocate, launched campaign for right to die Tried for murder for his assists, convicted in 1999Saw euthanasia as helping a suffering patient http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/03/report-dr-jack-kevorkian-dead

  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian Believed laws limiting euthanasia, as well as limiting smoking, etc. were infringement on rightsDied in June 2011http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/03/report-dr-jack-kevorkian-dead

  • Pros and ConsPROSIt provides a way to relieve extreme pain It provides a way of relief when a person's quality of life is lowhttp://www.euthanasia.com/proscons.html

  • Pros and ConsPROSFrees up medical funds to help other people It is another case of freedom of choice http://www.euthanasia.com/proscons.html

  • Pros and ConsPROSThe right to life includes the right to die. Death is the opposite of life, but the process of dying is part of life. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/euthanasia/infavour/infavour_1.shtml

  • Pros and ConsCONSEuthanasia devalues human lifeEuthanasia can become a means of health care cost containmentDoctors should not be involved in directly causing deathhttp://www.euthanasia.com/proscons.html

  • Pros and ConsCONSMercy killing is morally incorrect and should be forbidden by law. Is a homicideMurdering another human cannot be rationalized under any circumstances http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/euthanasia/infavour/infavour_1.shtml

  • Catholic Church's PerspectiveAgainst EuthanasiaBelieve that life is a gift from GodWe are all made in God's imageMorally wrong"Thou shall not kill"http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/christianethics/euthanasia_1.shtml#h2

  • Catholic Church's PerspectiveThe Catholic Church does not believe that people have a right to die.Humans are free, but they cannot take their own lives.http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/christianethics/euthanasia_1.shtml#h2

  • Catholic Church's PerspectiveThe Catholic Church does believe that it is morally acceptable to refuse extraordinary medical treatment. Suicide is wrongAssisting suicide is looked at the same way


  • Catholic Church's Perspective"Nothing and no one can in any way permit the killing of an innocent human being, whether a foetus or an embryo, an infant or"http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/christianethics/euthanasia_1.shtml#h2

  • Catholic Church's Perspective"an adult, an old person, or one suffering from an incurable disease, or a person who is dying."


  • Catholic Church's Perspective"A man, even if seriously sick or prevented in the exercise of its higher functions, is and will be always a man ..."http://www.euthanasia.com/quotationsoneuthanasia.html

  • Catholic Church's Perspective"... [he] will never become a 'vegetable' or an 'animal,'" the Pope said. "The intrinsic value and personal dignity of every human being..."http://www.euthanasia.com/quotationsoneuthanasia.html

  • Catholic Church's Perspective"... does not change depending on their circumstances." --Pope John Paul II, 2004 http://www.euthanasia.com/quotationsoneuthanasia.html

    *hey ken??

    *When it is a doctor who helps another person to kill themselves it is called "physician assisted suicide."*These acts include not commencing treatment that would not provide a benefit to the patient, withdrawing treatment that has been shown to be ineffective, too burdensome or is unwanted, and the giving of high doses of pain-killers that may endanger life, when they have been shown to be necessary.All those are part of good medical practice, endorsed by law, when they are properly carried out.