Euthanasia: Conscience and Common Sense

Posted December 27, 2017 1:27 am by Alex Schadenberg

Euthanasia: Conscience and Common Sense

This article was published by the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia.One of the most powerful reasons why people oppose euthanasia concerns the enormous significance of taking a human life. Doctors have historically made a solemn and specific professional commitment to respect the lives of those entrusted to them. But the Hippocratic Oath is in fact somewhat redundant, because the universal code of civilized human conduct, from the beginning of history — written and oral — is founded upon a general prohibition against killing. Whether in the religious formulation, “Thou shalt not kill” or in the first written codes of Mesopotamia (Hammurabi)

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