hmmmmmm. quite a controversial topic.
if we believe that we have right to live and right to die, then Euthanasia seems to be justifiable.
in my country (INDIA) where suicide of able-bodied and disabled is an offence , Euthanasia is not accepted. I ,myself being a religious person have one query.
Euthanasia or assisted suicide is solely based on result of human interpretation. where a group of specialised doctors/health care professionals agree that there is no/very minimal chance of recovery.
there are many instances where the medical team believe there is no chance of survival yet the person lives so long. this is not to emphasize the presence of supreme power (eventhough i believe it) but to emphasize the lack of human knowledge on death and life issues.
if we accept that the humans cannot judge 100% then how can we go for euthanasia on the basis of medical team interpretation?????
on the other hand, if euthanasia or assisted suicide is legalised on the grounds of burden to the soceity and family , wont the threshold of burden wil reduce????
on the long run even a bearable burden will be seen as unbearable and provision of assisted suicide may be enforced.