Seriously ill patients -- young and old -- are being dehydrated
to death in the United Kingdom. But one right-to-life supporter
reports that the practice is also happening closer to home.
Alex Schadenberg heads the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) and tells
OneNewsNow about the revelation that the Liverpool Care Pathway,
designed to help comfort terminally ill patients, is actually being
used against sick babies, children and cancer patients who
could benefit from treatment. One doctor, for example, has
admitted to starving or dehydrating ten babies in a UK neonatal
"This has been going on for many, many years throughout the
Western world, where it's what I call euthanasia by dehydration,"
he explains. "Others call it euthanasia by omission, but what's
going on is that they've come up with these ways to mask the pain
but to end the lives of people who would be considered not worth
Schadenberg believes the exposure of this practice will spark an
investigation in Britain.
"But this is also going on in the United States and Canada, and
there [are] very few people actually talking about it," he notes.
"The fact is this is a complete abuse of the proper use of care.
We're to care for these children. Now, if these children were to be
dying anyway, then we have to accept that they're going to die a
natural death, but we shouldn't be killing them by
That is just one step closer to euthanasia. Schadenberg compares
the practice to what happened during World War II, when the
eugenics movement began with the dehydration deaths of handicapped
people. The gas chambers were developed later.