Friday, March 21, 2008

Disfigured woman found dead after French court rejects euthanasia - Yahoo! News

Disfigured woman found dead after French court rejects euthanasia - Yahoo! News: "A mother of three, Sebire attracted a strong outpouring of sympathy when she appealed in a television interview last month for the right to 'depart peacefully'.

Before-and-after pictures of the woman, her face severely deformed, have been featured in the press along withd her account of frightened children who ran away at the sight of her.

Sebire learnt in 2002 that she had developed an esthesioneuroblastoma, an uncommon malignant tumour in the nasal cavity, which she said had led to 'atrocious' suffering.

'In 2000, I lost the sense of smell and taste... and I lost my sight in October 2007,' she said in the television interview.

'One would not allow an animal to go through what I have endured,' she said before urging President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene and grant her request."

I believe that the one thing a person truly has to call their own is their own life. I've heard the arguments that your life effects others and, yes, that is true... but after all is said and done it is still YOUR life. YOU have to live with the consequences of your actions, YOU have to live with your health, YOU have to live with your looks. Simple as that.

Law or no law - laws were made by mankind, they can be changed by mankind. A law is not written in gold.

What are your thoughts on this one? Do you believe in the law... or do you believe in being humane?

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I completely agree with you, Kitty. I saw the picture of that woman on Yahoo and almost fell out of my chair. There is absolutely no way I would continue on, knowing I was going to die anyway.