On Friday, the Supreme Court of India again addressed the status of the right to die.
The NGO Common Cause is seeking a declaration that the “right to die” is a fundamental right for patients in a permanent vegetative state. The court will take up the matter again on February 1. (Telegraph)
In contrast to the debate in India, the right to decline life-sustaining treatment (voluntary passive euthanasia) has been established in the United States for over 25 years.
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