Monday, September 17, 2012

A Touching Eulogy - But Should It Support Legalized Killing?

This is a very heart-felt read, no question. Whether it should be used as a motivation for legalized assisted suicide or euthanasia is quite another.
Tony Nicklinson: my dad, my hero
On 25 June 2005, Tony Nicklinson entered his own personal purgatory, hovering between life and death. He suffered a brain-stem stroke so devastating that it resulted in locked-in syndrome, a condition often described as "the closest thing to being buried alive". Tony's fully conscious and razor-sharp mind was locked into a broken body, his lifeless limbs and paralysed vocal cords unresponsive to the brain signals commanding them to move. By his own admission, he died that day, despite his beating heart, and it was not until the 22 August 2012 that his body finally caught up. more

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