No-No to Euthanasia!
For all who doesn’t know euthanasia, it is an act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering. Also called as, “assisted suicide or mercy killing”, is deliberately assisting or encouraging a person to kill themselves.
Manila, Philippines– everyone was shocked when they found out that Jamvhille Sebastian made a conscious decision to die and asks for help to do this. He asked for a voluntary euthanasia; he was flooded messages telling him that he should not do it.
Based on NHS-UK. if somebody is approaching the end of life, you have a right to good palliative care – to control pain and other symptoms – as well as psychological, social and spiritual support. A person is also entitled to have a say in the treatments you receive at this stage. Moreover it says, if you know that your capacity to consent may be affected in the future, you can arrange a legally binding advance decision (previously known as an advance directive). An advance decision sets out the procedures and treatments that you consent to and those that you do not consent to. This means that the healthcare professionals treating you cannot perform certain procedures or treatments against your wishes.
In Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg, active euthanasia were legalized. Under the law of these countries, one’s life can be deliberately ended by their doctor or other health care professional. In some other countries, like Philippines, the law is less clear, with some forms of assisted suicide and passive euthanasia legal, but active euthanasia illegal.
In Jam’s case, I do not agree with euthanasia nor active suicide neither. It is both unreasonable under the law of the society and the law of God. Yes, the patient could say that he wanted it– but are you going to tolerate him? As what is written in the Bible, Job 1:21 KJV “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Life is so sacred. God gave it for a reason, and we must not end it just because you cannot face the new day. You breathe because it comes from Him. For me, as long as He is still giving you another chance, another day– be it. He wanted you to continue your life. Do not hurry things; God knows when He will take your life away. HPF: Hold on, Pray and Face every day!