Dehydration

Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS?

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. […]

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Dehydrating Brain Injured People to Death Still an Important Political Issue

Dehydrating Brain Injured People to Death Still an Important Political Issue By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC It is oft said that a society is judged by how it treats its weakest members. (Humans only. Animals are not members of the moral community. Their proper care is an important ethical issue, […]

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Dehydrating the Cognitively Disabled To Death — The Never Ending Road

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC We dehydrate profound cognitively disabled people to death in the USA — a death that comes slowly over about a two week period, often resulting in tissue cracking and even bleeding. We dress it up in nice clothes by claiming we are merely withdrawing unwanted […]

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