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The Right to Refuse Medical Treatment

Posted by David Deutsch
on the TCS List on Fri, 22 Mar., 2002, at 12:21:22 +0000

In view of the factually mistaken and morally wrong ideas about forcing medical treatment on people that are often expressed, I thought this legal case might be of interest:


A woman paralysed from the neck down has been told by the High Court that she has the right to have her life support machine turned off.

It is noteworthy that:

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