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Monday, May 09, 2005

Israeli court rules in favor of passive euthanasia

israelinsider: Briefs: Israeli court rules in favor of passive euthanasia

Yael Hirschorn has been suffering from muscular dystrophy for the past eight years. The illness has forced her to remain in bed and connected to a respiration machine at all times. Meanwhile, her only way to communicate with those around her is through the use of her eyelids.

Hirschorn's daughter petitioned the court and asked that her mother not be reconnected to the respiration machine once it is disconnected for regular cleaning.

District Court Judge Uri Goren accepted the request. His decision was based on the medical opinions offered by two doctors, who said Hirschorn’s disease is indeed terminal.