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Friday, October 02, 2009

A moral question for the blog mind.

What are the circumstances under which a patient can, consistent with Catholic teaching, refuse to be fed intravenously?

Take as given that, unlike the Terri Schiavo matter, the patient in question is in full possession of mental faculties.

Citation of authoritative documents is not just welcome, but encouraged.


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