by artificial means


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Synonyms for by artificial means

not according to nature

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In John Paul II's words: "The administration of water and food, even when provided by artificial means, always represents a natural means of preserving life, not a medical act.
Michael Schiavo has continually insisted that he finally succeeded in having Terri's feeding tube removed because he was respecting Terri's wisheswhich she could no longer communicatethat she did not want to be kept alive by artificial means.
In deference to the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner, it needs to be said that this modern Renaissance man predicted in 1923 that if humanity continued to cultivate the honeybees by artificial means, we would, within 80 years, witness the mass disappearance of the bees.
Vatican City -- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued replies to two questions posed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), regarding the supplying of nutrition and hydration by artificial means to PVS (permanent vegetative state) patients.
In the second half of the 20th century, rapid advances in medical technology made it increasingly possible to keep people with serious injury and illness alive by artificial means.
The under-employed classes in the town were naturally dependent on seasonal work during the summer months and by the 1880s there were calls to extend the season by artificial means and provide more employment.
80), nor a medical scenario in which a seriously brain damaged person could be kept alive by artificial means (p.
A year ago Pope John Paul II answered this question, when he reaffirmed that "the administration of food and water, even when provided by artificial means," should be considered "morally obligatory" as long as it provides nourishment and alleviates suffering for such patients.
They say their daughter would agree with the church's position that providing food and water, even by artificial means, was "moral and obligatory.
Brown has managed to keep unemployment low by artificial means,ie the hiring of droves of civil servants and other public sector employees,most of those engaged performing administrative tasks of doubtful practical value.
Kass also points to the "undesired consequences of medical success in sustaining life, as more and more people are kept alive by artificial means in greatly debilitated and degraded conditions.
Thus the bill would seem to prevent doctors from ever withdrawing food or water that is supplied by artificial means, such as a gastrostomy tube.
If all goes well, Tembo's baby will be the first African elephant born in Europe by artificial means.
Opening the nostrils further by artificial means, it's argued, wouldn't make any difference to the amount of oxygen the lungs are processing.
Most galleries are cooled by artificial means, a very expensive and environmentally destructive process.