Monday, October 31, 2011

India: 21 Year-Old's Euthanasia Request Stayed - For Now

Here's some development in the Indian case of a 21-year-old who had requested euthanasia because she was unable to pay for treatment. Money has been raised for continued treatment - at least for now. I'm very concerned about developing countries where medical services are scarce or expensive - this will make assisted suicide and euthanasia much more attractive than it needs to be.
21-year-old blood cancer patient goes to Vellore for treatment
Borrowing money from relatives and neighbours, 21-year-old blood cancer patient Alka Tiwari, who had filed an euthanasia plea in a court, has left for CMC hospital in Vellore in a "last hope" of receiving treatment. more

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