Wednesday, March 2, 2011

India Supreme Court Gets It Right: Euthanasia Is Abusive

Good for India’s Supreme Court, which has been asked to euthanize India's Terri Schiavo, Aruna Shanbaug. They're asking a question that we bring up constantly: How does euthanasia not leave open the path for all kinds of abuse???
Euthanasia could be ruse for grabbing property: SC
Wondering whether euthanasia could be a ruse for grabbing properties, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a mercy killing plea of a Mumbai nurse living a vegetative existence for the last 37 years after being sexually assaulted by a hospital sweeper.
A bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra reserved the verdict after hearing detailed arguments of Attorney General GE Vahanvati and several senior counsel opposing the plea for mercy killing made by Pinki Virani who described herself as the "next friend" of the victim. more

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