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7) Should active euthanasia be made legal? In the light of recent Supreme Court directives in ‘Common Cause’ case, discuss the legal and ethical issues involved.

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;
  

7) Should active euthanasia be made legal? In the light of recent Supreme Court directives in ‘Common Cause’ case, discuss the legal and ethical issues involved. (150 Words)

Why this question?

It’s in news. Important issue – might appear either in essay or ethics paper.    

Key demand of the question:

Argue  if active  euthanasia should be made legal and then discuss ethical and legal issues involved. Do so within the ambit of recent SC observation/guideline is Common Cause case. 

Directive Word:

Discuss: Try to cover all legal and ethical dimensions of this issue.   

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write a line that active euthanasia needs consideration considering many people who demand it as a right. 

In the body, divide answer into TWO main parts: One  to write about your opinion. Justify it with 2-3 arguments (quote foreign examples/cases). Second part to discuss ethical and legal issues. Further divide here into legal and ethical issues. 

In the conclusion write a line to argue that rights, fairness and dignity are important issues and in future SC should consider these. Or write any other related conclusion. 

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