One of the largest controversies of this 10 years is euthanasia. Euthanasia is definitely "inducing the painless
loss of life of a person for factors assumed to become merciful?(Henrickson and Martin 24). There are four
types of euthanasia voluntary and immediate, voluntary but indirect, direct but involuntary, and indirect
and involuntary. Voluntary and immediate euthanasia is certainly "chosen and completed by the patient.? Voluntary
but indirect euthanasia is chosen beforehand. Direct but involuntary euthanasia is done for the patient
without their demand. Indirect and involuntary euthanasia happens when a hospital decides that it is
time to eliminate life support (Fletcher 42-3).
Euthanasia could be traced dating back to to the ancient greek language and Roman civilizations. It was
sometimes allowed in these civilizations to greatly help others die. Voluntary euthanasia was approved in
these ancient societies. As period passed, religious beliefs increased, and existence was viewed to be sacred.
Euthanasia in virtually any form was viewed as wrong (Encarta 98).
In this century there were many groupings formed that will be for and against euthanasia. In 1935 the
first group that was for the legalization of euthanasia was produced. It had been called the Voluntary