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Airedale NHS Trust v. Bland

Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal in England
[1993] 1 All E.R. 821 (H.L.)


Anthony Bland remained in a persistive vegetative state at England’s Airedale General Hospital. The hospital administrator, Airedale NHS Trust (petitioner), asked the family court for a declaration that withdrawing life-sustaining artificial feeding and withholding antibiotics would not constitute murder. The request proceeded up through the Court of Appeal and ultimately the House of Lords.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Goff, L.)

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