Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Weekly Standard: The English Patient

The more I learn about bioeithicists, the more they give me the creeps; especially if they're government employees worried about budget crunches.

Check out "The English Patient " by Wesley J. Smith in The Weekly Standard.
THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOETHICS LITIGATION in the world today involves a 45-year-old Englishman, Leslie Burke. He isn't asking for very much. Burke has a progressive neurological disease that may one day deprive him of the ability to swallow. If that happens, Burke wants to receive food and water through a tube. Knowing that Britain's National Health Service (NHS) rations care, Burke sued to ensure that he will not be forced to endure death by dehydration against his wishes.

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