Judge rules that deathly ill anorexic should be force-fed6/16/2012
A 32-year-old British woman with severe anorexia is at death's doorstep, and at a hearing about how to proceed with her treatment the judge has ruled the state should force-feed her. The woman had refused to eat before she became, the judge ruled, too incapacitated to choose to deny food, as friends said eating terrified her more than the prospect of dying. While her friends have supported her right to a "dignified death", the judge insists the woman, a former medical student, "is a special person, whose life is of value. She does not see it that way now, but she may in the future." And no offense, lady's "friends," but DUH. Enough people are lost to incurable diseases without refusing treatment to someone who could actually be helped.
Do you agree with the judge's ruling?