Nutrition/food and hydration/water should continue to be viewed as compassionate and ordinary medical care and humane treatment. Anytime personhood is withdrawn from a human being their legal protections are eroded and other members of society who may, themselves, be deemed inconvenient, unwanted or imperfect, will lose the right to life and religious expression. Because a person in a unconscious condition may not want to commit a sin of the gravest proportions by foregoing treatment to effect their own death in defiance of their religious faith. Everyone is entitled to right of religion and faith and the "voice of conscience" even if the they are incapacitated by dementia, or unconscious or unable to make their wishes known, their right to life and Faith should be absolute and to assume different is a violation of universal rights.
posted on 09/21/2006 3:51:29 PM PDT
You're saying that my father had no right to make the decision to not eat or drink anything until he died?
Screw you, it was his decision and his right.
posted on 09/21/2006 6:34:17 PM PDT
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