12 year-old child with disabilities, dies by euthanasia in the UK

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Nancy Fitzmaurice

Nancy Fitzmaurice

The death by intentional dehydration of Nancy Fitzmaurice, a 12 year-old child with significant disabilities in the UK, is clearly a case of euthanasia by dehydration and not a case of withdrawing medical treatment.

I have a relative who lives with a very similar condition to Nancy, a condition that developed in a similar manner.

The British case, that became known when an article was published in the Daily Mirror on October 25, 2014, is based on a decision by Justice Eleanor King in August, to approve the withdrawal of hydration and nutrition from Nancy.

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