Wednesday, January 18, 2012

India: Death Short-Circuits Euthanasia Request

India has opened the door to euthanasia, which prompted a request from a patient to be euthanized. While everyone was trying to decide what to do, she has, sadly, died. No doubt she will become an Indian poster person for why euthanasia should be widely available.
Her euthanasia pleas ignored, slum girl loses battle to cancer
Blood cancer patient Alka Tiwari, who had grabbed headlines after appealing to a court in Kanpur to either ask the government to bear her medical expenses or allow euthanasia, has died.
21-year-old Alka, who had been suffering from aplastic anaemia blood cancer since 2002, died at the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore on Monday, her brother Brijesh Tiwari said today. more

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