Right to Die: Contents
|In the Netherlands there is an unusual situation.
Although euthanasia is illegal there, doctors are not ___(A)___ if they
follow special euthanasia guidelines.
These guidelines were made as ___(B)___ of a famous trial in 1973. A doctor gave a fatal injection to her sick mother. The mother was in great pain and wanted to die.
Many people believed that the doctor had done the ___(C)___ thing. However, under the law, the court had no choice: it had to find the doctor ___(D)___. She was given a suspended sentence of one week in prison.
|PROSECUTE (v): officially
charge with a crime.
FATAL (adj): leading to someone's death.
An INJECTION is a way of using a special needle to give somebody a drug.
A SENTENCE is the punishment decided by a court. If a judge SUSPENDS a sentence, the judge decides that the person does not actually have to receive the punishment.
|The guidelines say that the person who is going
||TREATMENT (n): a way of trying to make a sick person better.|
QUESTIONNAIRE (n): a list of written questions for the purpose of gathering information.
The MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: In many countries, the part of government that deals with enforcing the laws.