Is mercy killing OK? What does the law say?



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What is mercy killing?

The killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease, typically by the administration of large doses of painkilling drugs. The majority of Americans are against this practice.  For some people their religious belief tells them that it is immoral to choose to end another life or your own no matter what. For others it is just another form of murder. What do you think?  Is it OK to end the suffering of a loved one?  I am uncertain what to think myself.

The following countries have laws governing some form of legal euthanasia.  Click the country name to see more information

Some of the states in U.S are legal for euthanasia.  Click to see Euthanasia in the U.S

There have few stories about euthanasia.

Brittany chose to die before the cancer destroy her.  I think she was a very strong woman since she made this decision.  She had the right to choose to do that by the law.  It is a liberty protected by the Constitution. Life and liberty are connected.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

US Declaration of Independence


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Preamble to the US Constitution


The right to live, the right to die, the liberty to decide; life is wonderful when you are healthy however, life can be so hard for sick and dying people.  How many of you have see the suffering people dying in the hospital?  Some people who are dying want to have a choice of when to end their life when they have no hope or sometimes to find their hope after death.  It is the better way to face death with liberty and dignity.