Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
The judge could have created a precedent, given the extenuating circumstances and the "reasonable person" test. Yes, it would have created a stink and no doubt appeals - but it would be the right thing to do and would bring an important issue into the public eye.
But it would be risky for the judge's career prospects and peacefulness of family life.
It's everyone's biggest fear if life to be a full conscious and aware "vegetable", isn't it? Why leave us all at risk of this nightmare? The well connected people who decide these things for us have many more options available if worst came to worst for them ...
It's what Dr.Jack Kavorkian went to jail for here in the states.It's a shame that western society still chooses a lingering death,instead of a dignified one.