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历年考研英语阅读理解1997年01

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[00:03.90]1997 Passage1

[00:11.47]It was 3:45 in the morning when the vote was finally taken.

[00:16.11]After six months of arguing

[00:18.13]and final 16 hours of hot parliamentary debates,

[00:22.47]Australia's Northern Territory

[00:24.39]became the first legal authority in the world

[00:27.20]to allow doctors to take the lives

[00:29.44]of incurably ill patients who wish to die.

[00:33.16]The measure passed by the convincing vote of 15 to 10.

[00:37.60]Almost immediately word flashed on the Internet

[00:40.52]and was picked up, half a world away, by John Hofsess,

[00:44.87]executive director of the Right to Die Society of Canada.

[00:49.61]He sent it on via the group's on-line service,

[00:52.84]Death NET. Says Hofsess:

[00:55.65]"We posted bulletins all day long,

[00:58.07]because of course this isn't just something

[01:00.58]that happened in Australia. It's world history."

[01:05.70]The full import may take a while to sink in.

[01:09.39]The NT Rights of the Terminally Ill law has left physicians

[01:14.52]and citizens alike trying to deal with

[01:17.05]its moral and practical implications.

[01:20.17]Some have breathed sighs of relief, others,

[01:23.19]including churches, right-to-life groups

[01:26.22]and the Australian Medical Association,

[01:28.94]bitterly attacked the bill and the haste of its passage.

[01:32.74]But the tide is unlikely to turn back.

[01:35.37]In Australia--where an aging population,

[01:38.49]life-extending technology and changing community attitudes

[01:42.30]have all played their part

[01:44.21]--other states are going to consider

[01:45.92]making a similar law to deal with euthanasia.

[01:49.95]In the US and Canada,

[01:51.87]where the right-to-die movement is gathering strength,

[01:54.89]observers are waiting for the dominoes to start falling.

[01:58.66]Under the new Northern Territory law,

[02:01.13]an adult patient can request death

[02:04.00]--probably by a deadly injection or pill

[02:06.62]--to put an end to suffering.

[02:08.84]The patient must be diagnosed as terminally ill by two doctors.

[02:13.48]After a "cooling off" period of seven days,

[02:16.41]the patient can sign a certificate of request.

[02:19.64]After 48 hours the wish for death can be met.

[02:23.66]For Lloyd Nickson, a 54-year-old Darwin resident suffering

[02:28.10]from lung cancer,

[02:29.62]the NT Rights of Terminally Ill law means

[02:33.45]he can get on with living

[02:35.26]without the haunting fear of his suffering:

[02:38.38]a terrifying death from his breathing condition.

[02:42.13]"I'm not afraid of dying from a spiritual point of view,

[02:45.65]but what I was afraid of was how I'd go,

[02:48.57]because I've watched people die in the hospital

[02:51.29]fighting for oxygen and clawing at their masks," he says.

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