Thursday, July 28, 2005

Catholic leaders Question Removal of Feeding Tube

Another case and another case where a "Catholic" ethicist was cited as the authority to remove the tube.

From Herald Sun: Catholic leaders question decision [28jul05]:

"'The Catholic position is that the person retains a right to nutrition and hydration until the body rejects it, especially in cases of terminal illness,' Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart said.

Archbishop Hart declined to comment on the specific case of Mrs Korp, saying there might be facts in her case he did not know about and he did not want to get involved in a polemic. "