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