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Patients At Catholic Hospitals Could Be Forced To Stay On Life Support

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By Matt Bush

Patients at local Catholic hospitals could be forced to stay on life support against their own wishes.

A new mandate from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops puts a stronger emphasis on providing food and water to all patients in a persistive vegatative state in Catholic hospitals. That would even include non-Catholic patients, and those who do not wish to be kept on life support.

Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring would not comment on the mandate.


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