The information below sets out some of the arguments for and against Euthanasia
People have a right to decide when they want to die.
Wrong to keep people alive beyond their natural life span (e.g. life support machine).
Gives people the ability to die with dignity.
Relatives spared the agony of watching their loved ones suffer a slow and painful death.
Jesus said – ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you’. If you were suffering you may want your life to end.
People might commit euthanasia against a person’s wishes.
People might recover from an illness against all odds. Doctor’s diagnosis might be wrong.
Christians believe in the
Sanctity of Life
Against Commandment ‘Do not kill’.
Jesus suffered on the cross – he didn’t cut short his suffering therefore not down to us to end our life.
Doctors are against euthanasia it is their job to try and save & protect life.
Some people think accepting suffering may have a spiritual value for your soul.
Jesus cared for the sick, he never talks about any type of euthanasia
Christians have Hospices – hospitals where the terminally ill are cared for, without losing their dignity.
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