List of Key Euthanasia Points  We believe everybody has the right to live or die  We believe everybody has the right to a decent quality of life (which is destroyed by pain)  5% of terminal pain cannot be controlled- sickness, incontinence, breathlessness  Passive Euthanasia has the same moral and practical effects as Active Euthanasia  We believe we have to control euthanasia by having a court to decide on cases but competent patients who can think and...
Obesity in America Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping over the United States today affecting adults and children alike. In fact, the World Health organization now considers obesity to be a global epidemic and public health problem as more and more nations become “Westernized”(WebMD.com). With studies indicating that nearly 55% of American adults are either overweight or obese, it is clear that obesity is now justifiably emerging as a disease attracting much interest in the...
The purpose of the media has become an ongoing question since the large amount of conflicts between the consumer and media. Why is the original purpose of the media so damn hard to figure out? It is time to confront this issue instead of blowing it off by saying, "We can never change the media, so why bother?" What kind of chickenshit statement is that?! If there are so many people with so much power, surely one of them realizes the downward spiral of the ethics of the media. I feel my sole...
The argument of abortion has been raging since the Supreme Court case, Roe vs. Wade, in 1973. This court case has divided the country into two factions: pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-life advocates argue that abortions are murder and extreme levels of child abuse. While pro-choice advocates believe abortions are a justifiable means to end pregnancies. The pro-choice argument is that the fetus is not yet a human being and its rights should not override that of the mother’s. An importance...
Anti Abortion Opinion Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder...
Evaluating Criminals' Actions as Being Evil as well as unjust Does being a criminal necessarily mean a person is “evil”? This is an interesting question, in which there are many different opinions. This is not a straight yes or no answer. To have a debate on an issue like this we should first define the word “evil”. The dictionary defines “evil” as being: Morally reprehensible, sinful, wicked (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary). People who...
Ethical Implications of Human Cloning Cloning has been going on in the natural world for thousands of years. A clone is simply one living thing made from another, leading to two organisms with the same set of genes. In that sense, identical twins are clones, because they have identical DNA. Sometimes, plants are self-pollinated, producing seeds and eventually more plants with the same genetic code. When earthworms are cut in half, they regenerate the missing parts of their bodies, leading to...
Aims of the World Wildlife Organization The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s wildlife and wetlands. It is one of the largest private supported conservation organizations in the world, with support from 1 million members in just the United States. Since 1961 the WWF has invested in over 13,100 projects in 157 countries. I picked this organization to write to, and to write about, because they seem very involved in helping...
Detailed Argument on Abortion being Legal The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial of our times. It has caused countless deaths and several violent confrontations between the two separate parties of opinion. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. This is because, despite what several people may believe, abortion is neither right nor wrong. It is a matter of personal opinion. In this way, each side can say with certainty that the other is...
An In Depth Look at Homosexuality in Society Homosexuality is behavior of choosing a partner of the same sexual interaction. The term homosexual is used to characterize individuals who prefer romantic attachments and sexual interaction with the same sex and typically are maximally aroused by same sex erotic imagery. The word is used to describe both males and females. There are many terms that are used to describe homosexuals. First, “Homo” is short for homosexual and the...