LETTER: Lack of care called ‘murder’

It seems that members of the Margot Bentley family want the Fraser Health Authority to murder her by no longer spoon feeding her...

Re Vikki Hopes’ article, “Living will lawsuit launched” (Aug 13.) The Fraser Health Authority contains the word health in its name. It seems that members of the Margot Bentley family want the Fraser Health Authority to murder her by no longer spoon feeding her.

Let’s be clear. That would be to intentionally cause her death. To intentionally cause the death of another – except in self-defence – is murder.

Whether the murder is done quickly with a gun, knife or any blunt instrument, it is still murder. To intentionally kill by starvation and/or dehydration is still murder, but in slow motion.

The Fraser Health Authority is absolutely correct in continuing to spoonfeed Margot Bentley. It should never be the case that “If we can’t cure you, well – if you like – we’ll kill you.”

George Bochenek