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    Describe the circumstances, if any, under which you might support euthanasia. Describe the ethical rationale for your answer.

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    I would support euthanasia in the event a person is no longer able to care for himself, and is on life support machines, assuming the person had previously made his wishes clear. I would also support passive euthanasia in the event surgery may only extend life for a short time, and would shadow the remaining days with worry, expense, or cause further weakened health. Certainly, in the case of voluntary euthanasia, which occurs ...

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    This solution describes the circumstances, if any, under which one might support euthanasia. It describes the ethical rationale for the answer.