I don't think euthanasia is legal in the States, so I'm not familiar with the legal arguments.
But... I would think, since euthanasia can be performed by any Doctor, Doctors, by choice, could be designated as one who does, or doesn't perform the procedure, much like any other specialist.
Of course, that could present problems for small clinics in out of the way places that only have one Doctor.
Maybe that should be a rule. No one Doctor clinics. Or if a clinic goes with one Doctor, it would have to be one that is willing to perform the procedure.
It's like all Doctors aren't required to perform abortions. Patients are referred to Doctors who do.
I'm thinking the same should be true for euthanasia.
People often think of these topics as a separation of Church and State issue, but in my view, it would be an issue with or without religion.
Society has determined murder to be illegal, so society then has to determine what constitutes murder.
Meaning, where the line is drawn would still be debated.
Making it a Church and State issue, both sides rally support from the public.
One side rallies the religious community. And the other the separation of Church and State people.
I think that's why both sides make it a religious issue.
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