Thursday, October 27, 2011

Argentina Debates Euthanasia

Here's an interesting piece from Argentina, where the fate of a two-and-a-half year old is reenergizing the debate over euthanasia. However, defining the different terms involved is not as clear as I would like them to be.
Euthanasia: A Debate Re-opened
On the 16thOctober, Mother’s Day, the heartbreaking story of Camila Herbón was made public once again when her mother, Selva Herbón, sent a letter directly to the president asking to be given a personal audience. This personal audience, she hoped, would give her the chance to describe face-to-face the situation of seemingly endless suffering that the Herbón family have found themselves in since Camila’s birth two and a half years ago. At the same time she hoped it would help to speed up the decision of a lengthy legal debate in Congress on the right to a “limitation of the therapeutic effort” in Argentina. more

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