Euthanasia Approved first time in S. Korea
talentedchimp | November 27, 2008 at 06:50 pmby
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A Seoul court Friday accepted a family's request to stop treatment for a mother in a vegetative state in a landmark ruling that approved euthanasia for the first time in South Korea.
The Seoul Western District Court ordered feeding and ventilator tubes to be removed from the 75-year-old woman, who was identified only by her surname Kim, saying, "The patient is in a hopeless state with no chance of recovery and it is possible to assume that she intends to stop her treatment."
Kim's children had sought court approval for her euthanasia after she fell into a coma while receiving a lung examination in February.
Now the family can mourn. Death is a part of life and the sooner we acept that the sooner we can get away from the idea of the sanctity of life and start thinking about the quality of life, we'll be a much happier society.