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Euthanasia is a Crime

Euthanasia does not respect the existence of humanity, whose life depends only on God.


(MADRID) - According to Dr. Brian Pollard, it is morally and ethically wrong to legislate on suppressing human life. To that extent, all laws that allow it are subject to unpredictable violations. It is socially deplorable and confusing to attempt to enact laws that allow the practice of euthanasia.

In the 1920s, Germany blocked their euthanasia allowing law. This action was executed on many terminally ill patients of public German clinics and hospitals. Allowing euthanasia was justified by sympathy, quality of life, and saving on the public budget.

In 1930, Adolf Hitler legitimized the law’s extension by allowing scientific experiments to be conducted on humans. It served as a tool that helped conduct Hitler’s ethnic genocide. This historic fact should help us reconsider. When a legal loophole is opened, it is difficult later on to know when to close it. What began as a humanitarian method for the terminally ill, turned out to be a tragedy.

Euthanasia abuse finds its justification in utilitarianism. The moral value, dignity, and worth of human actions, as well as its social construction, tend to be defined when the transcendental aspect of life diminishes to the point of near extinction.

According to the World Medical Association, and the British Medical Association, nobody holds neither the legal authority nor the prerogative to suppress life into death. For that matter, euthanasia is unethical. Instead, terminally ill patients should be treated with constant and attentive care in order to distance off the anguish during the process of life’s end.

Organizing the practice of ending one’s life is killing a mortal on a clandestine tone. It is murdering a life. On that same note, killing a life that has been identified with malformations is considered infanticide. All these life ending practices violate all ethical, medical, and legal codes. Furthermore, they violate the internationally ratified Declaration of Human Rights.

“Throughout the five years of providing medical assistance to terminally ill cancer patients, none of them ever asked for euthanasia”, affirms Dr. Pollard. What makes the difference is the quality of the treatment provided to the patients. In an ideal world, the terminally ill will not ask for euthanasia if they undergo high quality treatments.

Euthanasia does not respect the existence of humanity, whose life depends only on God. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez-Moretti).

Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer Roselló, a prestigious Spanish advertising character, presents a fascinating personal and professional career fully devoted to the world of communication in its varied dimensions. He earned a PhD in Information Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BA in Advertising from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona Master in Marketing from the School of Marketing Studies in Madrid.

He has been Associate Professor of Business Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Navarra and a contributor to the Madrid daily ABC. He also spent several years teaching, both in the Official School of Advertising as the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1985 he was awarded the Gold Master, granted by the Senior Management Forum and AMPE Prize 1996 to the "long and brilliant career advertising."

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Douglas Benson December 14, 2010 6:20 am (Pacific time)

Why is it allways the religous nuts that are against rational decissions to end ones life . They go straight from quality of life ,to rounding up the poor and disabled .Please pull my plug if the rest of my life will be in a bed with tubes keeping me alive. Peace

J+ December 13, 2010 10:09 pm (Pacific time)

"In an ideal world, the terminally ill will not ask for euthanasia if they undergo high quality treatments." Well, good thing we live in such an ideal world where everyone has access to quality health care and none suffer. "All these life ending practices violate all ethical, medical, and legal codes." They do not violate my ethical, nor my Government's legal, codes. Once again, I find myself in polar opposition to Senor Ferrer Rosello's antiquated ethical commentary (though this time in a subject of very little concern to me)

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