Sunday, February 20, 2011

India's Terri Schiavo Deserves To Live

People are trying to kill India's Terri Schiavo. Yet, she has some awareness and, get this (UK National Health Service, are you listening) she's getting such magnificent care that she's never had a bedsore - in 37 years. So, the choice is stark - loving, efficient and effective medical care, love, and empathy, versus - well, death. No brainer to me.
Brain damaged for 37 years, but fish still makes Aruna smile
NEW DELHI: Aruna Shanbaug, confined to a bed in Mumbai's King Edward Memorial Hospital for the last 37 years in a vegetative state after a brutal sexual assault, is unaware of her surroundings or the euthanasia plea advanced on her behalf before the Supreme Court.
But the 60-year-old likes fish and chicken soup, calms down after listening to devotional music and dislikes crowding in her hospital room, said an expert panel report submitted recently to the court. Being the first-ever euthanasia plea before the judiciary, a bench comprising Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra was extremely careful and set up a panel of eminent doctors to examine and report her medical condition to the court. more

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