Why does our society condemn sick old people who wish to die , to do so by starvation or dehydration? . It is a crime to starve an animal but the only acceptable way for a sick person to die is to honor their advance directive not to sustain them with food or water. This is a disgusting condemnation of the individual. Why not honor their wish by allowing a comfortable death. If the constitution gives a woman the right to control her body and have an abortion why can't a sick person have the same right and have their wish to die honored.