Friday, March 18, 2005

A further thought on Terri Schiavo and Living Wills

Yesterday I posted an article from National Review Online regarding the sub-par medical care that Terri Schiavo has received. Today, 2 hours before her slow death by dehydration begins, I want to urge you to consider carefully before making out a Living Will.

You may think that you wouldn't want to live a certain way. That is well and good, and certainly easy to say now that we are not living that way. Think carefully, though, about how you'd like to die. A combination of dehydration and starvation isn't on top of my list. I'm not sure I'd want to spend it with my lungs struggling for air the moment a ventilator is turned off, either.

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