Artificial feeding is defined as “treatment” in the LCP.
This originated in the Lords’ ruling in the Tony Bland case (Airedale NHS Trust v Bland  AC 789). A majority reasoning in that case was that Tony Bland had no “best interest”.
“the only reason that tube feeding has been identified as ‘treatment’ is so that it can be withdrawn . . "“Treatment” or Ordinary Care?
Dr. Jacqueline Laing says tube feeding is only an extension of ordinary care.
It is simple basic care, a non-technical extension of the every-day activity of feeding by hand. Above all, it is not an attempt to stabilize, treat or cure a patient, as is something like ventilation. That tube feeding should be regarded as effective ordinary care is emphasized by Keith Andrews of the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in South London. Keith Andrews is particularly well placed to comment. He was a witness in Bland and it was he who later documented 17 out of 40 misdiagnoses of PVS some three years after Bland was decided (Andrews et al., 1996, pp. 13–16)3. He has been reported as saying that: “the only reason that tube feeding has been identified as ‘treatment’ is so that it can be withdrawn . . . I would argue that tube feeding is extremely effective4 since it achieves all the things we intend it to. What is really being argued is whether the patient’s life is futile—hence the need to find some way of ending that life” (1995, p. 1437). His analysis highlights a most important feature of the Bland decision. After the enactment of the 2005 Act this part of the Bland majority judgement has profound implications. A fact worth mentioning about the aftermath of the Bland case is that nearly a decade after the initial injury another survivor of the Hillsborough disaster woke up.In her article, Institutionalising Homicide, Vested Interests and Freedom of Conscience, published by Thomas More Institute, Dr. Laing makes arguments of significance and consequence.
The Bland decision opened the door to pursue their aims to such as Dr. Helga Kuhse...
Australian bioethicist Dr. Helga Kuhse suggested a strategy for the implementation of euthanasia by lethal injection: “If we can get people to accept the removal of all treatment and care—especially the removal of food and fluids—they will see what a painful way this is to die and then, in the patient’s best interest, they will accept the lethal injection”
Dr.Laing freely uses the word 'utilitarian'. An equally fitting a term to use is 'Communitarian'. Read thus, her argument is given even greater ramification and import.The future is frightening.