India’s Top Court Upholds Passive Euthanasia, Allows Living Wills in Landmark Judgment
March 12, 2018
(U.S. News & World Report) – Individuals have a right to die with dignity, India’s Supreme Court upheld on Friday in a landmark verdict that permits the removal of life-support systems for the terminally ill or those in incurable comas. Passive euthanasia, as it is called, will apply only to a terminally ill person with no hope of recovery, a panel of five judges said. Active euthanasia, by administering a lethal injection, continues to be illegal in India.