euthanasia euthanasia  /ˌ ju θə ˈneɪ ʒə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

Usage(s):

  1. Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says his kit for testing barbiturates will provide terminally ill people with important peace of mind.
  2. Public polls record strong support for voluntary euthanasia--a recent Morgan poll found that 70% of Australians were in favor--but Dent's death also evoked sorrow and anger.
  3. Facing widespread popular support for euthanasia, the Netherlands' parliament votes to make it legal.

News

  1. Pet Euthanasia Launches Website

    Saying goodbye to a beloved companion animal is never easy, but the time may come when a pet is in poor health or has a poor quality of life due to old age and is suffering from day to day. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Pet-Euthanasia/Launches-Website/prweb10834089.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Letter: Restricting euthanasia can lead to cruel treatment

    Arbitrarily ending euthanasia at animal shelters - even for one day, as some are pushing - would put shelters in a precarious position and cause animals to suffer.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

  3. Quebec's 'right to die' euthanasia law could be Canada's first

    Quebec is the first province in Canada to consider allowing patients to request a form of medically-supervised euthanasia.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

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Quotes

  1. Obama said that the "outlandish rumors" include "that reform will promote euthanasia, cut Medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. That's simply not true."
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ShortNews.com

  2. Benedict said conscientious objector status would "enable them not to collaborate directly or indirectly in supplying products that have clearly immoral purposes such as, for example, abortion or euthanasia."
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "You're asking us to trust turning over power to the government, when there are clearly people in America who believe in establishing euthanasia, including selective standards," Gingrich said.
    on Aug 10, 2009 By: Newt Gingrich Source: Dakota Voice

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