Thursday, January 27, 2011

More On India's Terri Schiavo

The Brit press has picked up the story of Aruna Shanbaug, India’s Terri Schiavo. Here’s an in-depth look at the story.
India agonises over a nurse in vegetative state
India is being forced to confront the issue of euthanasia after the country's highest court ordered a panel of doctors to examine a woman who has been in a vegetative state for almost 40 years.
A lawsuit filed by a writer seeks to have the Supreme Court order hospital staff to stop feeding Aruna Shanbaug, a former nurse who suffered serious brain damage when she was strangled and raped in 1973. Lawyers acting for Pinki Virani, who wrote a book about Ms Shanbaug, argue that the former nurse's condition means she does not have the standard of life guaranteed by the Indian constitution. more

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