LETTING DIE: A MORAL DEFENSE
Keywords:Euthanasia, Letting Die, Active Euthanasia, Intention
This paper draws a distinction between letting die and active euthanasia. It points out that there is a moral difference between letting die and active euthanasia which strictly intends to cause the death of the person. The difference between letting die and active euthanasia lies in the intention though intention in both cases can be said to be ambiguous. The ambiguity calls for the idea of right intention which marks the differences between the two concepts. This paper, therefore, concludes that letting die is not killing and it does not encounter the same moral problem with killing in order words it cannot be said to be on the same moral par with killing.