Removing Life-Support is NOT euthanasia.

Posted January 6, 2017 12:59 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Removing Life-Support is NOT euthanasia.

This article was published by National Review online on January 4, 2017.Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithStopping life support so natural death can come is a normal part of health care. We all have the right to refuse medical interventions even if it is likely to lead to death. As the great late bioethicist Paul Ramsey put it when he led the movement in to obtain that right, not forcing tubes and drugs into an unwilling person is to treat the “patient as a person.” Moreover, in the 1976 Karen Ann Quinlan case, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled that removing a respirator at

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