Thank you, I will find that article and read the thread.
"... only needs food and water."
So, she doesn't need anything else besides a feeding tube? No turning her body or massaging her muscles? No diaper changing? No bathing and other hygiene? No personal contact?
"Also, there is no such thing as a PVS."
Call it what you want. There are bodies being kept alive that have no brain activity other than rudimentary functions like breathing. I am in no way putting this woman in that category with that statement.
“So, she doesn’t need anything else besides a feeding tube? No turning her body or massaging her muscles? No diaper changing? No bathing and other hygiene? No personal contact?...Miminal brain activity...”
If a human being needs those things, it is the moral obligation of other human beings to provide them. A two-year old needs those things, so if her father doesn’t want to be bothered, does he go and ask the court for an order to kill the two-year old? This woman is 36 years old; so what. If her father abandons her, if there is no money, those are not valid issues to kill someone.
If you think they are, I hope you aren’t ever in the situation of lying in a hospital bed while those around you discuss your death, believing you cannot hear, and all the while your brain is working much better than anyone knew, as has happened over and over and over again with “comatose” patients.
The argument that inconvenience or expense justifies a disabled person’s extermination is depraved. We have obligations as humans to care for the weak, sick, poor. If her father has abandoned his responsibility, there are, thank God, many Christian people who willingly care for those in need who are not related to them.