Thursday, December 9, 2010

Euthanasia Debate Surfaces In India

So it goes – India is now awakening to the possibility of euthanasia, especially since the recent Bollywood film that addressed the issue. I’d like to think that the pro-deathers aren’t involved (good, balanced debates are always good, but that’s hardly what the pro-deathers do or want). My experience tells me they probably are.
Should India legalize Euthanasia or Mercy Killing?           
Euthanasia or ‘Mercy Killing’ is a controversial subject, not only because there are many moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition.
At the extreme end of disagreement, many are of the opinion that euthanasia, also known as physician assisted suicide or physician aid in dying is a merciful act of dying.
On the other end, there are opponents of euthanasia who believe that this method is a form of murder.
Euthanasia is a controversial issue which has raised its head often. This time the issue has been raised by ‘Guzaarish’, a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. more

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