In a landmark ruling, an Israeli court approved a mercy killing. Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday said a comatose 71-year-old man could be disconnected from life support at his wife’s request. It was the first time euthanasia has been approved in Israel without the subject’s express consent.
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