Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Foreshadow of things to come.

I just read Mark Pickup's profound new blog entry "Foreshadow of things to come."

Pickup recognizes the problem with intentionally dehydrating people who are not otherwise dying to death.

To intentionally dehydrate someone to death, who is not otherwise dying, is euthanasia by omission because the cause of death is dehydration and not the medical condition.

We can play with language and philosophy all we want, but the underlying reality is that to intentionally cause death, by action or omission, is a threat to the lives of people with disabilities.

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