British Man Denied Right To Die Passes Away

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    This is so sad. He had a stroke in 2005, which left him with 'locked in' syndrome. He was aware of everything going on around him, but couldn't move or communicate. He went to the High Court for permission to end his life and suffering, but they denied it. He died six days later:

    'Torture' over as British man Tony Nicklinson gets dying wish | News.com.au

    Euthanasia should be legal.
     
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    Showed them didn't he.
     
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    I'm really confused... If he couldn't move, how exactly did he go to the high Court? Just asking...
     
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    His wife took him and helped him prepare a statement.
     
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    Or communicate, according to the article. Not a very clear story.
     
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    His wife put words in his mouth.
     
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    Somehow the premise is a bit far fetched, like an internet story designed to make a political statement through tears of sadness thingy.
     
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    Why do consider it to be 'far fetched'? Tony Nicklinson's plight has received coverage on an ongoing basis in Britain, both in the print media and on television. There is nothing far fetched about it. As for wondering how someone paralyzed and incapable of speech communicates, ever heard of Stephen Hawking? As for how Mr Nicklinson communicated, he did so through his wife by way of eye movements:

    Strange how we consider it kind to euthanize an animal that is beyond help, yet we deny the same treatment to a human who wishes to end his cabbage-like existence.
     
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    I agree.... we treat our pets better then we do humans.
     
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    Sort of like it's admirable to care about the breeding of your dog but shameful to care about the breeding of your children. Why do we sometimes care more about animals than people?
     

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