Letter to the Editor
I personally think it’s barbaric to keep someone alive in a coma for 8 years as was the case with former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. A person should be allowed to die when they get to a point when it’s obvious that forcing them to linger for years is just plain cruel. If we have a beloved cat or dog that has reached a point in their old age where it’s clear it’s over we do the “humane” think and put the poor critter out of it’s misery. Why we can’t afford humans the same dignity we give our pets is something I can’t understand.