Are you in favor of euthanasia?

Euthanasia1 is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve2 pain and suffering3.
There are different euthanasia laws4 in each5 country.  In the Netherlands6 euthanasia is understood as7 "termination of life by a doctor at the request of8 a patient".

Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is legal in some countries. Non-voluntary euthanasia (patient's consent unavailable9) is illegal in all countries. Involuntary euthanasia (without asking consent or against the patient's will10) is also illegal in all countries and is usually considered murder11

In some countries there is12 a public controversy about the moral, ethical, and legal issues13 of euthanasia. Those who are against euthanasia may argue for14 the sanctity of life, while proponents of euthanasia rights15 emphasize16 alleviating suffering17, and preserving body integrity, self-determination18, and personal autonomy.

Proponents of euthanasia have presented their arguments19: a) people have a right to self-determination, and should be allowed to choose20 their own fate21; b) assisting a person  to die might be a better choice than22 requiring23 that they continue to suffer; c) It frees up40 hospital beds and resources

Pro-euthanasia activists also point to24 countries like the Netherlands and Belgium, and states like Oregon, where euthanasia has been legalized

There are some major25 arguments presented by26 opponents of euthanasia:
not all deaths are painful27; b) alternatives, such as28 cessation of active treatment, combined with the use of effective pain relief29, are available30; and c) legalising euthanasia will place31 society on a slippery slope32, which will lead to unacceptable consequences33,
It d) is not moral to end the patient's life because he has the right to
live longer

In fact34, in Oregon, in 2013, pain wasn't one of the top five reasons people sought35 euthanasia. Top reasons were a loss of dignity36, and a fear of burdening others. In the United States in 2013, 47% nationwide38 supported39 euthanasia .

1.            Euthanasia  = Eutanásia
2.            in order to relieve  = a fim de aliviar
3.            pain and suffering = dor e sofrimento
4.            Laws = leis
5.            Each = cada
6.            Netherlands  = Holanda
7.            understood as = entendido como
8.            at the request of = a pedido de
9.            patient's consent unavailable = consentimento do paciente está indisponivel
10.         against the patient's will = contra a vontade do paciente
11.         murder = assassinato
12.         there is = existe
13.         issues = aspectos, questões
14.         may argue for = podem defender
15.         rights = direitos
16.         emphasize = enfatizar
17.         alleviating suffering = aliviar o sofrimento
18.         self-determination = auto determinação
19.         arguments = argumentos
20.         should be allowed to choose = deveriam ser permitidos escolher
21.         their own fate = seus próprios destinos
22.         might be a better choice than = poderia ser uma escolha melhor do que
23.         requiring = exigir
24.         point to = apontam para
25.         major = importante
26.         presented by = apresentado por
27.         not all deaths are painful = nem todas as mortes são dolorosas
28.         such as = tais como
29.         pain relief = alivio de dor
30.         available = disponível
31.         place = colocar
32.         slippery slope = ladeira escorregadia
33.         lead to unacceptable consequences = levar a consequencias inaceitáveis
34.         In fact = na verdade
35.         Sought = buscaram
36.         loss of dignity = perda de dignidade
37.         fear of burdening others = medo de sobrecarregar outros
38.         nationwide = a nivel nacional
39.         supported = apoiavam
40.         frees up = libera
41.         live longer = viver mais tempo