I Was Born With Dignity
I Die With Dignity??
My Lords please allow this poor fellow to die!! Can such a plea be entertained in any court of Law, can any Court allow or decide the death of a constantly ill patient, with no hopes to lead a healthy life? Life is a miracle which had constantly fascinated all the scientists, researchers, but no one is able to solve the mystery of death and life. Where there is life, death is pretty sure, but the time and manner of death is often not known to the humans, they are neither in the human control!
When a person carries out an act of euthanasia, he brings about the death of another person because he believes the latter's present existence is so bad that she would be better off dead, or believes that unless he intervenes and ends her life, it will become so bad that she would be better off dead. The motive of the person who commits an act of euthanasia is to benefit the one whose death is brought about. (Though what was just said also holds for many instances of physician-assisted suicide, some wish to restrict the use of the latter term to forms of assistance which stop short of the physician ‘bringing about the death’ of the patient, such as those involving mechanical means that have to be activated by the patient.)
Can in exceptional circumstances, Courts allow the perpetually ill person to commit medically assisted suicide? Whether or not should the person be allowed to kill himself if there is no ray of hope to attain a healthy life ever? In the past few years, the issue of euthanasia has been a debatable issue, it comes in contest with the ethical and moral code of conduct of the doctors and also the legal paradigm of the constitutional law and other laws enforced for the time being. Because of our colonial past, our laws do not reflect our ethos, as a result of which the concept of euthanasia becomes illegal. The apex court in a recent decision had given its verdict for this issue of...