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Monday, December 26, 2005

More on Israeli Euthanasia

After looking into the history of the law in question, it looks like it wasn't supported by some of the more Orthodox political parties:

It was opposed by Degel Hatorah MKs Avraham Ravitz and Moshe Gafni and Agudat Yisrael MKs Shmuel Halpert and Ya'acov Litzman, whose spiritual leaders did not approve of the bill, even though many other rabbis did.
It's worth noting that this euthanasia law does not permit hearsay evidence on whether the patient can refuse a respirator … for now.

Addendum: Chana Meira has a series of posts that make it clear thet we are not dealing with a Clock of Doom striking down patients. The safeguards look adequate. On the other hand, the safeguards that were put in place in the United States 30 years ago also looked adequate …


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