A right to eat oneself to death?
This lady is doing everything in her power to become the world's fattest woman, with a goal of 1,000 lb., though she worries that she's burning too many calories with the little things, like walking and parenting. It sounds like she and her significant other are fetishists.
Figured I'd post this here since it's from the Cleveland Leader.
So here's the question. Does she have a right to do this to herself? She says she feels she's meant to be fat and the bigger she gets the happier she is. Yet clearly she is not going to live a long life at 1,000 pounds. In a way, she's committing suicide. Still, happiness can be a hard thing to find.
At what point is this no longer a personal choice about diet, but rather reckless endangerment of oneself? At what point - if any - should the state step in? If she ends up on public assistance to deal with her health problems, does that change the equation any?
Does anyone think she could really be healthy at 1,000 pounds when she's getting there by eating junkfood and moving as little as possible?
EDIT: Crap, the link's being pretty flaky. I think I hit the key points, other than that she was already named the fattest woman to give birth at something like 530 pounds. It had to be a c-section with 30 personnel on hand.