PHILOSOPHY AND WORLD VIEW INTERVIEW 3
TerrySchiavo’s recurrentSomaticstate saw her husband request for euthanasia on her a decision thatcaused confliction from her parents who raised alarm challenging themisdiagnosis. Noting the controversial nature of the case, aninterview conducted on a colleague health worker explores on theirargument for the case. The interviewee who holds a traditionalphilosophical stand similar to that of both Emmanuel kaunt and JohneLocke strongly opposes euthanasia by equating voluntary euthanasia tosuicide while arguing assisted euthanasia as murder. According tothem, Terry’s husband had no right whatsoever in calling for theeuthanasia more so without her consent or that of her parents(FranklinSprings Family Media,2015).
Thisis because itis immoral to take one’s life. In her case, Terry had chances ofrecovering and even if intended at easing her pains, there was anoption of prolonging her life while under watch in the supportingmachines regardless of the expenses. The interviewee argues thatTerry’s husband disregarded his wife’s life hence his decision(FranklinSprings Family Media,2015).They further argue from a world point of view quoting the Christianworldview and quality of life. According to them, while quotingscriptures from the bible, they argue that God dominates over thelives of all humans’ lives giving him full control hence only hehas the powers to take an individual’s life away.
Fromtheir argument, terry’s husband lacked worth for her life by optingfor the euthanasia. From a Christian worldview, bliss andgratification in an individual should be sought not only throughquality living but rather at all times (FranklinSprings Family Media,2015).He therefore should have enjoyed longer happy days before deathtaking its natural course eventually.
FranklinSprings Family Media(2015). TheTerri Schiavo Story.Retrieved on 29thOct 2015 from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cki55BM42kw