Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS?

by The Center for Bioethics and Culture on March 15, 2012

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC

Bioethics exploded into the headlines over the last few weeks after the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article promoting “after-birth abortion,” that is, the right of parents to have infants killed if the child’s presence in life did not serve their (or society’s) interests.

But hidden by the sturm und drang over infanticide, Bioethics published another radical proposal that received virtually no attention—but which, if adopted, could result in thousands of persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients being dehydrated to death.

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