Friday, February 27, 2015

Hydration at the End of Life: Avoiding Unnecessary Dehydration

"The deliberate withholding of food and water, regardless of how it is administered, can constitute a form of passive euthanasia, particularly when the intention is to hasten the patient's death. 

"The Church has made it abundantly clear that all forms of euthanasia, whether passive or active, are gravely immoral and must be avoided."