Thursday, March 31, 2005

The knives are sharpened again

This notion (I don't do "memes") is getting a lot of play in the media: that the Pope has left a de facto "living will." What they really mean is that he has said unequivocally that deliberate starvation is different from, say, declining dialysis or respiration when death is imminent.

If anyone can find a clear statement of the "more flexible earlier position," please post it here. I couldn't find it in Evangelium Vitae, but maybe I'm hermeneutically impaired. If so, please don't pull my food and water.
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