- Linked to suicide- it is intrinsically wrong and rejecting God's gift of life
- Euthanasia is against God;s will and plan
- The sancitity of life should be preserved
- Situation ethics may consider euthanasia to be the most loving thing in circumstance.This does not consider the quality of life but stresses the need for agape.
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- Euthanasia goes against the primary precept of the preservation of life.
- Taking life is intrinsically wrong
- Nature should be allowed to take its own course without human intervention, against what nature.
- Natural law does not allow a patient to refuse treatment- extraordinary means
- The doctrine of double effect can be applied
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- Utilitarianism would look for the best consequences for the greatest number.
- It rejects the sanctity of life argument
- Focuses on the Quality of life argument-pleasure Vs pain.
- Patients interests are the minority and this means no protection for the minority.
- Mill would stress autonomy and says that people should have full autonomy so long as it does not harm others.
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- People should be treated as ends not means
- The person has a moral duty to others such as family and doctors.Doctors have a duty of care to the patient which means that euthanasia is wrong as it would go against these duties.
- Any decisions should be made using reason and should be objective unemotional decisions.
- Euthanasia is difficult to universalise, as Kant also thought that personal autonomy and freedom were important.
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