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07 Mar 2011 15:32 #26858 by ketchim
                       

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07 Mar 2011 15:33 #26859 by ketchim
India's Supreme Court has rejected a plea to end the life of a woman

who has been in a vegetative state since 1973.

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07 Mar 2011 15:36 #26860 by ketchim
Aruna Shanbaug suffered severe brain damage and has been paralysed

since a brutal rape in 1973.... :shocked:

But the court said the medical evidence suggested that she should live...

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07 Mar 2011 15:37 #26861 by ketchim
Previously all forms of euthanasia were illegal in India.

Following the judgement, India's law minister  called for a "serious debate"

on the issue of Euthanasia.....

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07 Mar 2011 15:38 #26862 by ketchim
The case for Aruna Shanbaug was filed by a journalist who had written

a book about her.

In her petition, Pinki Virani said that Ms Shanbaug had been in

a "persistent vegetative state" ......for 37 years and was

"virtually a dead person".

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07 Mar 2011 15:47 #26863 by VillageBelle
I am curious.....Is she on a life-support system?

and if they were to 'pull the plug' is that considered Euthanasia??

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07 Mar 2011 15:49 #26864 by ketchim
The court said "passive euthanasia", or the withdrawal of food

from a patient,  may be considered in certain circumstances.

The decision to open the door to assisted suicide is likely to be controversial.

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07 Mar 2011 15:52 #26865 by ketchim
Patients in a vegetative state are awake, not in a coma,

but have no awareness because of severe brain damage

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08 Mar 2011 22:51 #27041 by Kwami
terry schivo

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12 Mar 2021 13:48 #389490 by chairman
is she still alive

Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regret can last a lifetime.
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