Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse was sexually assaulted by a janitor in the same hospital where she worked…36-years ago.
The brutality of the incident sent shockwaves across Mumbai.
The ward boy waylaid Aruna, wrapped a dog chain around her neck and sodomized her. The chain cut off the blood and oxygen supply to her brain.
She was paralyzed and went into a coma, which left her speechless.
She is now brain-dead. She cannot speak, hear or see; and she is force-fed every day.
The doctors who have been attending to her for the past 36 years (did I say that?) confirm that she is brain-dead and there’s no hope of her reviving.
Aruna, now 60, has been abandoned by her family.
A social activist has asked the Supreme Court of India to order the hospital to stop force-feeding her, allowing her to die in about 4 days.
The activist is asking that the woman to be allowed to ‘fast.’ Fasting happens a lot in India for political and religious reasons. Why shouldn’t Aruna be allowed to do the same?
I do NOT support euthanasia. But this case might cause even the most stalwart to waver.
Indeed, let her fast, I say. What do you say?