mercy killing

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mercy killing:

see euthanasiaeuthanasia
, either painlessly putting to death or failing to prevent death from natural causes in cases of terminal illness or irreversible coma. The term comes from the Greek expression for "good death.
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It is voluntary if the patient requests mercy killing.
The film works for the sensitivity with which Bhansali handles the issue of mercy killing.
Euthanasia supporter Dr Philip Nitschke last night said he was considering the launch of a floating euthanasia clinic if mercy killing is legalised this week in the Netherlands.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, political leaders today welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court, which rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug.
Talking about mercy killing, Konkona said she does fight for it in the film but she prefers to stay mum on the topic otherwise.
SENTENCING Frances Inglis to life for the mercy killing of her severely disabled son is, I believe, a miscarriage of justice.
The charge relates to an article written by the columnist in which she claimed to have been involved in the mercy killing of her aunt.
The CRC executive members are telling the Canadian bishops, among other things, that they should allow so-called mercy killing [that is, euthanasia], same-sex "marriage," a revision of all Catholic sexual morality, the ordination of women to the priesthood, Holy Communion for Catholics who have divorced and remarried, and general absolution as an ordinary custom.
Meiwes' lawyer is arguing against the murder charge, saying the death was a form of mercy killing.
Richard claims that he hasn't murdered that many people in comparison to some of the current MLAs and that, anyway, Maxine's death was more of a mercy killing as she no longer has to listen to the constant whining of that 'chipmunk on helium' Ashley.
A 69-YEAR-OLD woman who attempted to murder her bed-ridden mother in a mercy killing wept as she walked free from court.
A MAN yesterday admitted the mercy killing of his suicidal mentally-ill daughter.