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Salvo 38

Column: Casualty Report — Topic: EuthanasiaSalvo #38

Euthanasia

By the Numbers by Heather Zeiger


Definitions of Terms

• Euthanasia literally means "an easy death." It involves actions that are intended to relieve suffering by causing the death of the suffering person.

• Active euthanasia means to perform actions that directly cause the death of another person.

• Passive euthanasia is a somewhat ambiguous term, and some question whether there even is such a thing as passive euthanasia. It is typically thought of as withholding or withdrawing . . .


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