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SC verdict on euthanasia could be misused, says Catholic Bishop

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi: Senior Kerala priests today said the Supreme Court judgment, allowing terminally-ill patients passive euthanasia with conditions, could be misused. Terming it “unfortunate and condemnable”, Kerala Catholic Bishop Conference president Archbishop Soosa Paikam said the verdict was “painful” and would have disastrous consequences. “The right of life is in the hands of God. It was not […]

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The Conditional Right To Die

The Supreme Court judgment allowing the execution of a living will in the event of a person not remaining in control of his or her body is momentous. The term refers to “a written statement detailing a person’s desire regarding his/her future medical treatment in circumstances in which they are no longer able to express […]

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Lessons Aruna Left Us With

They deal with the definition of ‘right to life’ as much as the scourge of sexual assault on women It is painful. Very painful. The trauma of a victim of rape, aggravated by irreparable physical damage, cannot be fathomed by a sympathizer. All we can do is shed a tear for the late Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug, […]