Saturday, April 09, 2005

Living Wills? Not so fast you might be signing your own death warrant.

Check out this excellent article by Craig McCarthy...

Living Wills

Do not write a living will. You heard me correctly. Don't do it. Not now, anyway. This is a difficult thing to propose. In the aftermath of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo case it seems practically mandatory that each and every one of us go and get one. The conventional wisdom is that having a living will would prevent a situation like Terri's from happening to us. To many people that means that they don't want crazy fundamentalists and elected officials messing around with their wishes. That's fair enough. But many others want to ensure that they will be treated and allowed to live under the best care available should they become disabled, even if an interested party thinks that they should go ahead and die. It's to the latter class of people that this warning is directed. To read the rest click HERE.

I'll discuss a safer alternative with Rita Marker from the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Monday on my show. For a preview click HERE.


At 11:10 PM, Blogger ArrMatey said...

I'm reading this long after it is posted, but thanks for posting it.


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