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Judge rules anorexic NJ woman can't be force fed

from USA Today

A severely anorexic New Jersey woman who has been a psychiatric patient since 2014 cannot be artificially fed against her wishes, a judge has ruled. The opinion delivered by Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong in Morristown was shaped by established rights to self-determination and privacy, legislation passed since the 1990s, and multiple landmark rulings that include the case of Karen Ann Quinlan, whose parents Armstrong represented in the 1970s when Joseph and Julia Quinlan fought successfully to have their daughter, who was in a persistent vegetative state, removed from a ventilator. more


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