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Euthanasia is the ending of a life because of pain, illness, or immense suffering. It can can refer to "assisted suicide" (voluntary) or the ending of a life without the person's consent (active). It refers to either humans or animals. Euthanasia of humans is illegal in many parts of the world and there is much debate of whether it is murder or not.

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Euthanasia is kind of like the process that one takes when one wants to put a dog to sleep, but for humans. It is like assisted suicide. It has been a controversial case in recent years because doctors have lost their accreditation by assisting patients in killing themselves, like in the Cruzan by Cruzan vs. Dir. of Missouri, it deals with the right to die and the legality of it all.

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Euthanasia: The ending of life in a painless and humane manner.

Some people go abroad to a place that Euthanasia is not banned and they can do it there.

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