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James Rachels euthanasia.docx

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Philosophy
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PHI2396
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Iva Apostolova

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James Rachels euthanasiaJames Rachels Active and passive euthanasiareprinted over 300 times since it was first published in 1975 Main argument of Rachels article There is not really a distinction between a passive and active euthanasia from a moral point of viewSo if we allow passive euthanasia we should allow active euthanasia as well Rachels the medical community as well as society in general seem to accept passive euthanasia as legally and morally permissible Passive euthanasia cessation of treatment which will prolong the life of a seriously ill patient The justification of passive euthanasia Some patients terminally ill suffer from injuries congenital defects and lifethreateningmedical conditions suffer intolerable debilitating painHave extremely low quality of lifeandor anticipate the inevitable with horror as in the case of Sue RodriguezThey deserve to die with dignity and be relieved of their existence Rachels if we accept passive euthanasia as both legally and morally permissible then we s
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