Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Terminally Ill Patients Can Be Starved to Death, UK Court Rules
Nicola Brent

(CNSNews.com) - An appeal court has denied a terminally ill British man the assurance that his wish not to be starved to death once he becomes incapacitated will be respected to the end.

Former mailman Leslie Burke, 45, has a progressively degenerative disease that although leaving him fully conscious, will eventually rob him of the ability to swallow and communicate.He petitioned the High Court last year to ensure that he would not be denied food and water once he was no longer able to articulate his wishes.

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