Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UK: Another Disabled Person Asks For Euthanasia

They keep on coming - disabled people who want to die, that is. Latest from the UK, a man severely impaired by a stroke wants to be euthanized. Stay tuned . . .
Court bid to 'lawfully' end life
A severely-disabled 57-year-old man is to ask a High Court judge to allow a doctor to "lawfully" end his life, solicitors have said.
Lawyers want a ruling that a doctor could intervene to end Tony Nicklinson's "indignity" and have a "common law defence of necessity" against any murder charge.
They expect a judge in the Family Division of the High Court to begin hearing arguments in the near future and say the case will be a "test" which raises "difficult" questions about euthanasia. more

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