Common Cause Ruling: No ‘right’ recognized, No ‘dignity’ ensured

One can now authorize a guardian or a close relative to consent on one’s behalf to the withholding or withdrawal of life support if one is reduced to a Permanent Vegetative State. The Supreme Court laid down elaborate safeguards to prevent the abuse of Passive Euthanasia by unscrupulous elements in furtherance of selfish designs. Hopefully, this would change things significantly for those hanging meaninglessly between life and death.

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