Is Passive Euthanasia Finally Going to Be a Legal Reality in India?

By MINAKSHI BISWAS    ‘Euthanasia’ and ‘end of life care’ are two contradictory subjects. Euthanasia is regarded as the only viable option when all end of life care mechanisms fall short of a better life for an individual who is terminally ill or in a vegetable-like state. Although a law on euthanasia is a prerequisite for people suffering

Tragic case prompts India to adopt a law permitting ‘passive’ euthanasia

By Rama Lakshmi NEW DELHI — Aruna Shanbaug was working as a nurse in Mumbai when she was brutally raped and assaulted by a co-worker — an attack that left her in a vegetative state for the past four decades. Her case inspired a best-selling book and sparked a heated debate about euthanasia in India.

Government set to allow abortions till 24 weeks

Malathy Iyer   MUMBAI: The Indian government has proposed an increase in the abortion limit from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks and even beyond in case of fetal abnormality. A draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment),Bill 2014 was put up on the ministry of health website on October 29. The draft says that