The Right to Life versus the Right to Die
Keywords:euthanasia, medically assisted suicide, homicide, right to life, right to die, death with dignity
Considered a current topical the euthanasia, or under other names such as medically assisted suicide, or death with dignity, is a procedure that ensures the death of people suffering from incurable diseases and who over time are subject to degrading suffering.
Recognition of a right to death is considered to be a delicate matter, susceptible to a multidisciplinary approach, with social, legal, moral, religious aspects.
Although euthanasia or medically assisted suicide is legalized in many countries, it practically calls into question the extent to which the protection of the right to life must be exercised.
Paradoxically, the very right to life - an essential principle, constituting the indispensable condition for exercising the other guaranteed rights, does not enjoy the establishment of well-defined borders.
This paper is a summary of this phenomenon, which is growing, motivated mainly by the care and protection that must be given to the individual, regardless of his condition.
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