a) What reasons might a Utilitarian theorist give to support the legalization of euthanasia? (3 examples)
Euthanasia is an act of intentionally ending a person's life by their own request by a physician.Euthanasia is controversial and there are many legitimate concerns on either sides of debates.According to utilitarian theorists the current law requires a person with great physical suffering along with mental suffering to continue their suffering throughout their life which is aginst their wishes.The right to life should also include the quality of life as well.There are countries that has laws supporting euthanasia.The ill are travelling to those countries to end their life.So there is a discriminatory impact of treating the haves and have nots unequally.Those against this debates that its impossible to bring proper regulations in laws supporting euthanasia.But those in favour states that even if law prohibits there are crimes happening ,so its impossible to change people who may use the law for selfish reasons.Another argument for euthanasia is that if there is shortage in medical resources it could be used in patients that can be cured rather than a person who cannot be cured.Another argument of utilitarians is that the disease will make the person unable to enjoy any activities and their suffer continues as the disease progresses futher and this death finally would not have any value as their family and friends would think that the misery is over.Another argument is that one have complete domain over their body and any decision about one's body are up to them.Sometimes the pain of ill cannot be stopped by any medication and in this situation euthanasia is the only mean to end their pain.
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