Justification of Euthanasia

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Human lifespan is obviously priority and most importance in recent years. Huge number of scientists and medical doctors has tried to extend human life to live longer. Well-known ‘Genome-project’ is one of these efforts. In the point of view on life extension, euthanasia is undoubtedly one of controversial issue in modern society. The conflict is driven by the opinion gap whether accept the notion of euthanasia or should not be allowed. Obviously, in the past, there were few concerns toward human life compared to recent years. Original human kind tends to follow the rule of nature and try to adapt the natural circulation. In addition, due to civilization and modernization, the notion of civil right improved and naturally the dignity of human life has built up as priority in human society. Also, based on the religious thought such as Catholic point of view, human dignity and life had more support to keep permanence. Therefore, emerging the concept of modifying human life, the euthanasia problem takes center place and playing a key role on this conflict. Cons of the proceeding euthanasia insist that it is infringement of others’ freewill and human right. Nevertheless of the huge activity to keep the dignity of human life as a form of preventing and against euthanasia, the recent study from Bangor University find out that Two-third of people accepts assisted suicide. In short, over 62,000 people with terminal illnesses support the Euthanasia. Not only for the patients but according to British Medical Journal, they have called on doctors’ organizations to stop opposing assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults to minimize the pain of patients. Based on these persists, nowadays, the massive amount of movement to legalize euthanasia is emerging.

The origin of conflict on euthanasia is back to 17th century in London. Famous British philosopher, Francis Bacon started to use the norm of ‘Euthanasia’ as the meaning of ‘good death’ in Greek word....