Deciding life and death, should euthanasia be legalized?

Euthanasia arouses huge debate in today’s society. It has divided the United States of America. I believe that euthanasia should be legalized, in certain circumstances. If the person as no chance of recovery and the family and/or next of kin agree, then euthanasia should be allowed. The guidelines for euthanasia should be very strict and decisions should be allowed to be contested in court. Euthanasia should not be performed if a person has announced or stated that they are against euthanasia.

Euthanasia is legal in very few places. Euthanasia is legal in Belgium and the Netherlands, and doctor assisted suicide is legal in Oregon, USA. The debate surrounding euthanasia will last for decades as people wrestle with their conscience on whether it is right or not. Personally i believe that a person is ill and has little and/or very low chance of survival then having made their own decision when they are diagnosed with the disease they are suffering from, then eutanasia should be legal.