Monday, March 06, 2006

British euthansia case

From today's Times, our Schiavo case persauded me there were people to quick to pull the plug and they weren't going to stop at vegitative states...not sure where they want to stop.
A hospital will today go to the High Court for permission to switch off the ventilator which is keeping alive a 17-month-old boy who is conscious but severely paralysed.

The case is believed to be the first to involve a patient who is not in a persistent vegetative state.

4 comments:

LaReinaCobre said...

Is cost the reason?

Bill Baar said...

A 17-month-old boy at the heart of a landmark right-to-life case has an "intolerable life", a doctor told the High Court today.

Is the reason given.

I'd hate to give Docs the right to decide that.

Anne said...

I saw a story just the other day about infant euthanasia becoming a reality in the Netherlands, which has led on other kinds of legalized euthanasia.

Bill Baar said...

The Gronningen Protocols Anne... and very bad ideas...

Sadly Gronningen was the city in Holland my ancestors came to Chicago from.