Scientist Stephen Hawking Supports Assisted Suicide

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most intelligent scientists, who suffers from motor neurone disease and has spent most of his life in a wheel chair has now come out in the open about his support for assisted suicide for those suffering terminal illnesses. He speaks through a machine.
 Scientist Stephen Hawking Supports Assisted Suicide
Scientist Stephen Hawking Supports Assisted Suicide

Stressing the importance of safeguards, during an interview with the BBC, he questioned the need for allowing humans to suffer when we do not allow animals to undergo prolonged misery.

Hawking is a victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease which attacks the nerves that controls voluntary movement.

When he was asked about the idea of assisted suicide, Hawking said: "I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and those that help them should be free from prosecution. We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?"

Source: Medindia

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