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  • Indian Hospital defends disabled woman against author’s call for euthanasia

    02/01/2011 3:57:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 158 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/1/11 | Thaddeus Baklinski
      MUMBAI, February 1, 2011 ( - Doctors at Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital are concerned for the life of Aruna Shanbaug, a former nurse at KEM who suffered serious brain damage when she was strangled and raped in 1973, and who has been cared for by hospital staff ever since. The Indian Supreme Court ordered an investigation into Shanbaug’s condition after a journalist, who wrote a book about Shanbaug, filed a petition seeking to have hospital staff discontinue feeding her.Journalist Pinki Virani said through her lawyer that Shanbaug had been “virtually a dead person” for the last 38...
  • Apex court seeks doctors' presence in euthanasia plea (India)

    02/20/2011 9:55:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | 2/18/11 | PTI
    The Supreme Court today sought the personal presence of a 3-member team of doctors from Mumbai to assist it on the vexed question of permitting euthanasia (mercy killing) of a rape victim virtually brain dead for the last 36 years. A bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra sought the presence of the doctors J V Divatia, Roop Gurshani and Nilesh Shah at the next date of hearing on March 2 to help the court understand the content of the report submitted by the team. The bench sought the presence of the expert team as purely technical terms...