Euthanasia (from the Greek: εὐθανασία meaning “good death“: εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering (Wikipedia).

Euthanasia is process to kill someone (mercy killing) / help someone to die because of his/her disease that burdensome himself or people around him/her. There are two kinds  of euthanasia : active euthanasia and passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia   entails the use of lethal substances, such as administering a lethal injection, passive euthanasia the ending of life by the deliberate withholding of drugs or other life-sustaining treatment.

The people who agree with Euthanasia believe that state may not intrude the human right to die. There are some countries legalize euthanasia such as Belanda, Belgia Swiss and Urugay, in Indonesia it still controversial and illegal thing but in 2004 in Jakarta, A man named Hasan who Lack of money to pay for treatment pushes him to ask his wife euthanased because he cannot afford the medical cost which spent 1 million rupiah in a day and have spent 60 million in two months besides that he wants to reduce his wife suffer because of seriously ailing (Stroke And cancer).

Relieve = meringankan                     mercy killing = pembunuhan karena iba

Entails = memerlukan                       lethal substance = zat kimia yang mematikan

Withholding  = tidak memberi       sustaining  = mendukung

Intrude   = mencampuri

  1. What is your opinion about Euthanasia concept ?
  2. Do you agree if euthanasia legalize in Indonesia ?
  3. What will you do if you have the same problem with Hasan ?
  4. According to you what the best way to Euthanase someone, active or passive ?
  5. Will you ask people to Euthanase you if you have bad off disease ?

                                                                               Written by darmandj89


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