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Is killing worse than letting die? Explores the distinction between active and passive euthanasia.

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Euthanasia Medical ethics Death Suicide Medicine Letting die Animal euthanasia Voluntary euthanasia Legality of euthanasia
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Euthanasia Medical ethics Death Suicide Medicine Letting die Animal euthanasia Voluntary euthanasia Legality of euthanasia
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While both share the same consequence, killing is death by action; it in itself incites anger, fear, and distress. Letting die involves death by failure of action and does not illicit the same dramatic response, for reasons that justifiably affect the greater of society in addition to the individual. So if death is the only solution, the method that inflicts the most harm for the most people is through killing as the impacts resonate beyond a singular person. If we disregard reprehensibility, this question takes into consideration our responsibility to minimize the suffering of a fellow human being. Killing and letting die can be applied as a comparison between active and passive euthanasia, respectively. Here, it is assumed that firstly, the individual is suffering and has the enduring desire to die a...
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