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Rom Houben

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

The Coma Man Hoax: Rom Houben's "Communication" Is "Ideomotor" Ouija Board Effect

Michael Shermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Shermer

Sorry to be the spoiler of a feel-good story -- that of Rom Houben, the Belgian man who allegedly "woke up" from a 23-year long coma -- but the hard truth must win out over hopeful emotions.