1. What is the position of the American Medical Association on euthanasia, as stated in its 1973 set of principles?
2. Why does Rachels believe that sometimes letting a person die is worse than bringing about the person’s death, such as through a lethal injection?
3. Why does he believe that maintaining a moral distinction between active and passive euthanasia allows us to make life-and-death decisions on irrelevant grounds?
4. What is the example of Smith and Jones and their cousin supposed to show?
5. Does Rachels believe that an intentional cessation of treatment in which a patient dies can be equivalent to killing the patient?
6. Why does he believe that we usually think that killing is worse than letting die?
7. Does the doctor who lets a patient die do nothing?
8. What is Rachels’ final conclusion?

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