Charlie Gard situations have happened here too

Posted July 7, 2017 11:14 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Charlie Gard situations have happened here too

This article was published by National Review online on July 4, 2017.By Wesley SmithWesley SmithThere is a proper international uproar over U.K. doctors winning the right in court to unilaterally remove the infant Charlie Gard from life support. Some have commented on the case as if that is a product of the UK’s socialized medical system. It’s not. It is a product of utilitarian bioethics advocacy for the right to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment — called “futile care” — based on the doctor’s or a hospital bioethics committee’s values on the moral worth of the ill patient’s life and/or the high

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