Are Food and Water No Longer “Basic Care”? A Disturbing New Trend in Medicine

Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo who was starved to death by a hospital under court order in 2005, says there is a legal reality that should send shivers down all our spines. According to Schindler, “it is presently legal in every state deliberately to bring about the end of a patient’s life by denying a nonterminal person food and water.” This is based on a precedent set by the Supreme Court in a 1986 case, where they declared that giving food and water to a patient is classified as “medical treatment” — not the most basic of necessities. Earlier

Big Government Tries to Kill a Sick Baby

Baby Terry, Baby Joseph Maraachli, and now Baby Charlie Gard — examples of big government stripping parents of their rights and ordering the death of children. By now hopefully you’ve heard of the case of Charlie Gard, an eight month old British baby suffering from a rare disorder. He has been in a London hospital where doctors, so-called ethicists, and government officials have declared that there is no use treating him and he ought to be allowed to die. But there’s something different about this case: Not only is the hospital refusing to treat Charlie, they are refusing to allow him to