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Anorexic force feeding: BMA chair Tony Calland reacts

A woman with severe anorexia who wanted to be allowed to die is to be force fed in her "best interests" by order of a High Court judge.

Mr Justice Peter Jackson said the 32-year-old from Wales, who cannot be identified, did not have the capacity to make decisions for herself.

He made public his judgment on Friday after making the ruling last month.

Dr Tony Calland, the chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) medical ethics committee, told Peter Johnson it was a difficult decision to make.

  • 16 Jun 2012