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Latest Tony Nicklinson Items
"PBS NewsHour" recently did a segment on the death of Tony Nicklinson, a severely disabled man who had unsuccessfully campaigned for the legalization of assisted suicide in Britain. The story lionized Nicklinson's life, with scarcely a mention that assisted suicide is deeply controversial -- especially among people with disabilities.
Tony Nicklinson, paralyzed and unable to speak, found life so unbearable he wanted to die. On Wednesday, the 58-year-old Briton got his wish.
Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life.
Attacks against al Qaeda's favorite targets in Iraq killed 14 people Monday as insurgents struck security forces, a government office and jewelry stores, demonstrating a continued threat from armed groups as the country prepares to host a meeting of the Arab world's top leaders.
In a case that challenges Britain's definition of murder, a severely disabled man who says his life has no "privacy or dignity" will be granted a hearing on his request that a doctor be allowed to give him a lethal injection.
Former rugby player Tony Nicklinson had a high-flying job as a corporate manager in Dubai, where he went skydiving and bridge-climbing in his free time.