Euthanasia Should Be Made Legal in Malaysia - Documents
We agree that in some extent euthanasia should be made legal in Malaysia. Firstly, no one should interrupt the choice of that person. This will constitute to the violation of human rights. If government allows us to choose our own job, religion, political party and family, then why should they impose restriction on person who wishes to have euthanasia? According to RC Cooper V Union of India, it held that what is true for one fundamental right is also true for another fundamental right. This means that person could not be disrupted for their positive and negative effect of their right (Tursar & Arnab, 2010, p22). For example, freedom of expression includes the freedom not to speak (Tursar & Arnab, 2010, p 22). Applying the theory here, if a person is given a freedom to live, they also have the freedom to death. If doctors are given freedom to create new life, why they can’t be given the freedom to end patient life on their request? For example, if our society allow us to create life artificially in laboratory (cloning sheep, Dolly in laboratory by using advanced genetic engineering and medical technique), then I think that doctor in Malaysia should be granted right to end patient life on behalf of their request. For example, doctors in Netherland are now legalized to end patient life in their behalf. If the doctor refused or not legalized to practice euthanasia on patient, I think this is a kind of torture to the patients. By legalizing doctor to undergo euthanasia for hopelessly ill patients in Malaysia, they will not facing any civil or criminal charges from court. For example, the ‘death doctor’, Dr Kevorkian that faced criminal charges for undergo euthanasia for the hopelessly ill patients. From the views discuss above, euthanasia should be legalized in Malaysia. Besides that, legalized euthanasia in Malaysia will ease pain of hopelessly ill patients that will eventually die of unbearable pain (Richard Fenigsen, 2011, pp 240). For example, a physically disabled or hopelessly ill (final stage of cancer) patients may well relieve the pain they suffer if they have the option of euthanasia. Besides that, this may also relieve the suffer face by the patients relative or family whether in physical or mental stage if they have to take care the hopelessly ill patients for the rest of their life. By this, we could say that the hopelessly ill patients can die with dignity. If Malaysia legalized euthanasia, the patient families will not bear any criminal charges by the court if the patients choose the option of euthanasia. For
Why we should make euthanasia legal ..
Euthanasia should be legalized? As human beings we should all have the right to end our suffering and to choose a dignified, quiet death. Euthanasia is the hastening of death for a suffering, terminally ill person. It is a quiet and easy death. Indeed, the term euthanasia quite literally means in Greek a good death. Euthanasia should be made a legal procedure within Australia as any such legalisation would give people the legal right to choose a ‘good death’, a dignified death for themselves.
Euthanasia should be made legal. Diane Pretty has fought hard for the right to die assisted by her husband. Why are people not allowed to make these very, very serious decisions for themselves? This is after all 20002.