Euthanasia ok or not? Seriously ill girl allowed to die
It is very simple but genuine querry, can we kill every ill person person. what should be the criteria of illness, demantia, madness, even oldage persons wana dia, can we allow it?
A terminally ill girl has won the right to refuse treatment after a hospital ended its bid to force her to have a heart transplant.
Herefordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) dropped a High Court case after a child protection officer said Hannah Jones was adamant she did not want surgery.
Hannah, 13, of Marden, near Hereford, said she wanted to die with dignity.
Her father Andrew said he and his wife supported her decision but they had been upset by the PCT's actions.
He said Hereford County Hospital's child protection team had contacted them in February threatening to remove Hannah from their care if they did not bring her to hospital for the operation.
Hannah, who has a hole in her heart, had been offered a transplant in July 2007 but said she did not want to go through with it after taking advice from doctors, Mr Jones said.
She said the operation might not work, and if it did work, it would be followed by constant medication.
Hannah was interviewed by the child protection officer after the trust applied for a court order in February to force the transplant.
She said she wanted to stop treatment and spend the rest of her life at home and the PCT subsequently withdrew its legal action.
Mr Jones said: "The threat that somebody could come and forcibly remove your daughter from you against her wishes, against our wishes, was quite upsetting really."