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To: TheDon

Do you suppose artificial nutrition and hydration means a feeding tube? Or does it include natural nutrition and hydration supplied by another person (such as spoon feeding or inserting water into the mouth)?


3 posted on 03/30/2005 9:45:22 AM PST by srweaver (Forget the Alamo...Remember Terri Schiavo)
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To: srweaver

As the point of the law is to kill people who cannot feed themselves, I think it would include both.


4 posted on 03/30/2005 9:48:02 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: srweaver

Greer's latest order to kill said that MS was to cause removal of nutrition and hydration - nothing about whether it's artificial or not. Nothing about removal of a feeding tube. I guess that was just in case Terri could actually swallow.

http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/greer_feb25_order_not_apply.html


7 posted on 03/30/2005 10:11:07 AM PST by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: srweaver

=== Or does it include natural nutrition and hydration supplied by another person (such as spoon feeding or inserting water into the mouth)?

That's a good question and it's one the British courts were struggling over several years ago.

The consensus at present appears to be that, if any assistance is needed to help the patient swallow, if any "intentional" action is taken by another ... it's ANH ("Artificial Nutrition and Hydration").


43 posted on 03/31/2005 5:36:21 PM PST by Askel5 ( Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us )
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