Judge Rules That Anorexic Student Must be Force Fed
A British judge has ruled that a former medical student who is suffering from anorexia should be force-fed in order to keep her alive and justified the judgment by stating that she might one day realize that she is a "special person whose life is of value".
Presiding the case at the Court of Protection in London, Mr Justice Peter Jackson said that the woman "lacked capacity" to make any decisions about life-sustaining treatment and added that his ruling was in her best interest.
"I find that the balance tips slowly but unmistakably in the direction of life-preserving treatment. It is lawful and in her best interests for her to be fed, forcibly if necessary", he said.