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Should People with Locked-In Syndrome be Euthanased?

Should People with Locked-In Syndrome be Euthanased?

There can be no more difficult case for dispassionate discussion than the fate of Tony Nicklinson, the totally paralysed British man who wants to end his life. This week the UK High Court denied his request for euthanasia. He is completely dependent and describes his life in the bleakest words imaginable: “dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable. …it is misery created by the accumulation of lots of things which are minor in themselves but, taken together, ruin what’s left of my life.”

But is death really the only solution to the dependence and limited possibilities of Mr Nicklinson’s existence? Visit this article from BioEdge to read more.


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