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morality of mercy killing by Joseph Vincent Sullivan

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Published by Newman Press in Westminster, Md .
Written in English


  • Euthanasia.

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Statementwith a foreword by Francis J. Connell.
LC ClassificationsR726 .S8 1950
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 84 p. ;
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19080936M

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Euthanasia and Mercy Killings: The End of Life Debate. Novem 4. Euthanasia is one of the great taboos of modern medical practice. The idea of helping someone die is seen by many as inherently antithetical to the concept of practicing medicine; on the other hands, others argue that a painless death in the case of terminal illness is.   POSSIBLE REASONS AGAINST THE PROPOSITION THAT EUTHANASIA IS MORAL: 1. The life and will of a person are the basic things that the law promotes to protect. Let us not contradict it with legalized killing. 2. No person shall be advised, worst, be assisted in killing himself. Life has always been sacred. It should be treated as such. 3. The action (mercy-killing) must be morally good or morally neutral. False. The bad result (dead person) is not directly intended. False. The good result (pain relief) is not a direct causal result of the bad result (being dead). False. The good result (pain relief) is proportionate to the bad result (being dead). False. Mercy killing is to me not justified in anyway it is jacketed. My moral principles would not allow me to endorse any form of death. It is the giver of life who have the ultimate right to take one.

Sullivan, The Morality of Mercy Killing () (originally a dissertation entitled Catholic Teaching on the Morality of Euthanasia) ; Banks, Eutha-nasid, Practitioner (). 4. Williams' admirable treatise, Criminal Law: The General Part (), stamps him as one of the giants in the field. 5. If medical mercy killing becomes acceptable, social pressure can mount for an ill person to ask for death to relieve the family burdens. Maintaining an absolute prohibition against actively taking a human life — self or other, with or without consent, dying or not — is necessary to protect human communal bonds. 1. It is an act or method of causing death painlessly so as to end suffering: advocated. by some as a way to deal with victims of incurable disease. 2. Many times we do not have enough money to pay for the needed medical care not knowing if the patient is going to get any better.   This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does.

T1 - The Morality of Mercy. AU - Hurd, Heidi M. PY - /4/1. Y1 - /4/1. N2 - In this article I explore whether retributivists are wrong to dismiss the notion that mercy can have any moral merits. Once again Lisa Cutts delivers a gritty and thoroughly authentic police procedural crime thriller. With a huge cast of characters including the detectives in the Major Crime team, the many suspects and witnesses and the victim who was a convicted paedophile Mercy Killing looks at a very uncomfortable topic and the ripple effect on the victims and the police investigating the crimes/5(39). ^he Morality of Mercy Killing, The Newman Press, Westminster, d., ) This distinction may seem unduly donnish, but the results of it were often quite practical. Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία; "good death": εὖ, eu; "well" or "good" + θάνατος, thanatos; "death") is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering.. Different countries have different euthanasia British House of Lords select committee on medical ethics defines euthanasia as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express.