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My comment re the doctor and two nurses charged with murder in New Orleans after the hurricane:

It is my opinion that sometimes, in the harsh, real world in which we can find ourselves, so-called mercy killing is justifiable. Sometimes.

It seems to me that this New Orleans hospital medical team was placed in a terrible situation with the dying people in their care. Thus the most humane thing to do, rather than abandon them to die in appalling conditions caused by the hurricane, was to quietly hasten their inevitable ends with sedative drugs.

It is a pity that it became known, because in a place like Louisiana those three accused persons are not themselves likely to get much understanding and mercy.

————-Derek Humphry, Oregon 18 July 06
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