British Judge Authorizes Withdrawal of Food and Fluids

By Dave Andrusko Even as England’s Court of Protection is hearing a potentially precedent setting case in “M,” that same court yesterday authorized the withdrawal of food, fluids, and heart medication from a woman said to be in persistent vegetative state (PVS). The issue in “M” is whether someone diagnosed as being in a “minimally …

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Precedent-Setting Case Would Open the Door to Starvation Deaths for Patients in a “Minimally Conscious State”

By Dave Andrusko It’s not often that it occurs, fortunately, but there legal cases where precedents of unbelievable danger can be established. Such is the case with a 51-year-old woman identified (for legal reasons) only as “M.” England has already established the precedent that is acceptable to starve and dehydrate patients to death if they …

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