A case for compassionate action
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 @ 00:37
Tony Nicklinson could be helped to die without affecting the
law, argues Robin Gill
THE tragic situation of Tony Nicklinson (above) raises
some serious and complex moral issues. He was left paralysed from
the neck down after a massive stroke in 2005. In a locked-in
condition, he is unable to speak, is dependent on other people for
help with basic bodily functions, and is able to communicate solely
by moving his eyes.
He clearly remains an intelligent man, but is now immensely
frustrated by his life. It has been reported that his life was
sustained against ...
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