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Re Diane Pretty Essay

  • Submitted by: umarkhan123
  • on November 12, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 351 words

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Diane Pretty was a woman who suffered from motor neurone disease which gradually got worse and eventually killed her with a painful death. Diane Pretty desperately wanted a doctor to assist her to die. Motor neurone disease gradually destroyed her muscles, making it hard for her to communicate with her family. Eventually the motor neurone disease got worse then she could not move and could not also commit suicide so she asked her husband to help her.

Case for Diane pretty

The arguments I would argue for Diane are that she was very ill and her state was deteriorating. She was not able to move or communicate with her family which made her life very sad and tender. Diane was also vulnerable and she had no life. She was devastated when they refused her and became even worse. Diane was a sufferer and she was going to die a painful death and she wanted to be with her family. The disease was spreading and getting worse so they should have allowed it.

Christians would say to her.

General Christian view
Christians are mostly against euthanasia. The arguments are usually based on the beliefs that life is given by God, and that human beings are made in God's image. Some churches also emphasise the importance of not interfering with the natural process of death.
Life is a gift from God
  therefore no human being has the authority to take the life of any innocent person, even if that person wants to die
Human beings are valuable because they are made in God's image
The process of dying is spiritually important, and should not be disrupted
  Many churches believe that the period just before death is a profoundly spiritual time
  All human lives are equally valuable

Exceptions and omissions
  Perhaps we should accept their rational decision to refuse excessively burdensome treatment even if it may provide several weeks more of life
End of life care

I would say:
Life is sacred
God is giving and taking
Suicide and euthanasia are explicitly...

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