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When Killing Becomes an Act of Mercy

July 4, 2016

(Yahoo! News) – A poor couple from the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh recently approached the Tamballapalle Court asking for permission to kill their eight month old daughter. The infant, is suffering from congenital liver disease, and needs a liver transplant immediately, and, since the family does not have money for further treatment, according to the couple, only option remaining was mercy killing. The court rejected the plea and the Andhra Pradesh government has stepped in to bear all the medical expenses of the baby girl, Gnana Sai.

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