My opponent said that euthanasia and assisted suicide is a end to the pain the patient is suffering from and they are right , it does end the pain by taking the patients valuable life . There are other treatments to help ease the pain . These treatments don’t get rid of the pain 100% but these treatments and medication helps bring the pain down to where it’s tolerable and to the point where the patient can deal with the pain .People are in very vulnerable positions, such as terminally ill patients, are very open to abuse by caregivers and even family members. They can become a burden on families, which may prompt them to convince them that choosing euthanasia is the right choice for them. When it comes to medical facilities, it is very possible that this type of practice can be misused for reasons such as saving money, saving space, and even personal issues. Once the patient stops feeling like they are a burden then that’s when the pain is gone . Their problem is that they need help finding the extra push to keep them going . Everyone goes through different levels of pain but ending someone’s life because they are going through more pain is not okay . Life is preses as it is . There is always a chance for hope . It is widely believed that there are only two options open to patients with terminal illness: either they die slow`gt5mxly in unrelieved suffering or they receive euthanasia. In fact, there is a middle way, that of creative and compassionate caring. Meticulous research in Palliative medicine has in recent years shown that virtually all unpleasant symptoms experienced in the process of terminal illness can be either relieved or substantially alleviated by techniques already available. My opponent said that Euthanasia is not a homicide . last time i checked killing anyone is a homicide. If a person kills another person To end the others suffering or pain , the killing is considered a homicide . Which means a “mercy kill” or a act of euthanasia is considered a homicide . Killing someone because they have a terminal illness should be morally wrong . How can a doctor or physician go through with taking someones life even tho there are times where the patient doesn’t want to die but the physician or doctor think its their own call. we focus on the term “killing,” and everytime we hear it, negativity would always fill our minds. Nobody would want to see anyone get killed, except maybe for sadists. Generally, nobody wants to get killed and nobody should want to kill—and nobody should kill. What is this so-called “mercy killing”? Well, basically, it’s still killing, but out of mercy. Thanks, Captain Obvious. The thing is, the main method of mercy killing is ending one’s life. Imagine getting high grades in school—yet your method for doing so is bribing your teacher. The point is taking someone’s life is not okay . Allowing patients, by law, to choose death is a slippery slope; it will lead to abuse of the system and legalized murder.They said that it is their right to die , but is it really a right when the doctor or physician does not have your consent to end your own life but regardless they do it anyways . In a heated debate on june 26 1997 , Washington vs glucksberg they stated that The history of the law’s treatment of assisted suicide in this country has been and continues to be one of the rejection of nearly all efforts to permit it. That being the case, their decisions lead them to conclude that the asserted ‘right’ to assistance in committing suicide is not a fundamental liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause.the federal government is against the right to die even though some states have laws that say it’s acceptable for physicians to assist and provide “aid in dying.” The right to die has a socio-economic dimension to it. If it is legalized, then disadvantaged people will choose an early death more frequently. Aid in Euthanasia violates the Hippocratic oath. The Hippocratic Oath is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards but by Committing Euthanasia the doctor / physician break this oath . The problem with euthanasia is that it could soon become a slippery slope, with the legalisation of involuntary euthanasia following it. Lord Walton, the chairman of a House of Lords committee on medical ethics looking into euthanasia spoke on the subject: “We concluded that it was virtually impossible to ensure that all acts of euthanasia were truly voluntary and that any liberalisation of the law in the United Kingdom could not be abused.” Since involuntary euthanasia is indistinct from murder it would be impossible to regulate, causing the danger of murderers not being brought to justice, due to their crimes being passed off as involuntary euthanasia. There is also concern that doctors could end up killing very sick patients without asking for their permission, and in the worst case scenario, begin to kill off patients to free up beds in hospitals, or to save money. These situations show how dangerous it could be to let the legalisation of euthanasia lead into the legalisation of involuntary euthanasia.