The medical community, legal community, religious community, and patient groups have
taken part in many arguments for and against euthanasia and ‘death with dignity’ including
the withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment in our society, but they do not seem to reach
an agreement. Above all, the disability community likely to be affected the most by the debate
over euthanasia, death with dignity, and the withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment has been
excluded from this debate, and there was no study that was conducted by the disability
community on this issue and that associated this issue with a disability.
Hence, this study looks into the concept of the terms currently used together by classifying
types of euthanasia, and examines the logic forming a basis for the rightness of withdrawing
life-prolonging treatment and contents of an act on decisions about life-prolonging treatment.
Then it presents the logic forming a basis for the wrongness of withdrawing that treatment
and errors in the act. Lastly, it draws the conclusion of this paper relating to the artificial
reduction of the time of human death on the basis of disabled persons’ viewpoint on euthanasia