Have you heard of the "Liverpool Care Pathway" used by the UK's government hospitals? It's a little like end of life abortion. The patient is denied fluids and injections and powerful muscle-relaxing drugs are injected in increasing doses. The average time between inception and death is 28 hours.
When it was adopted for the entire UK about 15 years ago, the proposers "said" it would be used only if the family consented and the patient was hopelessly compromised. Not so, according to many anecdotal stories on the UK Daily Mail. A recent story showed this was used on babies born full term but with very diffficult congenital issues - it told the story - it takes 10 days for a infant to die of drhydration - and the staff is traumatized.