In the Telegraph - 28 Sep 2011
A brain-damaged, minimally-conscious woman should not be allowed to die, a High Court judge has ruled. The Official Solicitor said withdrawing life-supporting treatment could be the start of a "slippery slope".
Today – and every day – people are being diagnosed as ‘dying’ and then, for good measure and to ensure that this dire prospect is brought to a successful outcome and the prognosis is fulfilled, are placed on the “care pathway of the dying”. This care pathway is the LCP.
The ‘slippery slope' to which the learned lady, Caroline Harry Thomas QC, for the Official Solicitor - the lawyer appointed by the court – is referring, is here. The ‘slippery slope' is in place and functioning. It is called the Liverpool Care Pathway.
May god help us all, for there is none other, apparently, in any authority who will!