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Arizona Law Forbids Easy Withdrawal of Food and Fluids from Patients (2008)

On Tuesday, the State of Arizona passed a bill known as “Jesse’s Law”, which will help protect incapacitated patients from being euthanized.

The new law, inspired by the ordeal of Jesse Ramirez, closed a loophole in the decision-making process for patients who are physically unable to communicate their wishes regarding medical care.

House Bill 2823 establishes a court process to obtain an emergency order to prevent a surrogate decision-maker from withdrawing the administration of food or fluid from an incapacitated patient.

[http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08062609.html, www.LifeSiteNews.com; ALL Pro-Life Today 27June08]