Thursday, January 29, 2015   

UK court dismisses mercy killing case
(06-25 17:45)

Britain's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from two severely disabled men who argued the law should be changed to allow doctors to legally kill them.
But five of the nine judges concluded that a ban on assisted suicide is incompatible with the right to private life, suggesting British politicians should amend the law to be in line with the human rights guaranteed under the European Convention.
One of the men, Paul Lamb, is paralyzed following a car accident. The other, Tony Nicklinson, died of pneumonia in 2012, but the case has been taken over by his widow.
The decision in Britain comes on the same day Europe's top human rights court ordered doctors in France to continue treatment for a comatose man who reportedly wanted to die. --AP   
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