mercy killings meaning

  "mercy killings" in a sentence
The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes,for reasons of mercy,i.e.,in order to release a person from incurable disease,intolerable suffering,or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters,Contemporary Issues in Bioethics,5th ed)


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  1. in a word, the legislation of mercy killing is suitable for gradualness
  2. i thought you said mercy killing and first-degree murder were very different crimes
  3. in social ethics, it is reasonable to enforce mercy killing, which doesn't violate against the principles of modern morality and humanity
  4. Those guidelines say that only physicians can carry out mercy killings.
  5. Parliament was due to pass historic legislation Tuesday legalizing mercy killings.

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