Is Active Euthanasia Ever Justified?

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Title: Is Active Euthanasia Ever Justified?
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Date: April 23, 1997
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Thus, passive euthanasia, according to Rachels, allows the patient to die, in agony, yet if a lethal dose was to be administered, the patient will still die, but will not endure periods of agony leading up to that death. Therefore active euthanasia is the more humane approach to take...
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This is the crux of Rachels' suffering argument. If we are to accept that the option of passive euthanasia is permissible by the AMA, then why is active euthanasia not permissible? In my view it's because the term "killing" as opposed to "letting die" raises moral questions or connotations...
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