Woman's Right to Die Upheld

Associated Press

A judge ruled today that a terminally ill, 37-year-old woman can be disconnected from a respirator, as she has requested, because it would be cruel to sustain a life "so wracked with pain."

Superior Court Judge Henry H. Wiley issued his decision after hearing arguments in the case of Kathleen Farrell, who has Lou Gehrig's disease and has said through her husband that she is concerned about the effect her illness is having on him and their two teen-age children.

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