Futile Care: The Problem of Someone Else Deciding If You Should Live or Die

(Alex Aboud / Lifenews.com) – Would you trust a stranger with determining the value of your loved one’s life? There is an uncomfortable gray area when it comes to determining the futility of someone’s medical treatment in America. Every decision is subjective somehow, so it might be risky to have too many laws that interfere with your decision-making.

But while the vagueness of these laws is thus necessary to some extent, we should also consider the potential abuses this ambiguity renders possible.

Seeing as the doctors and committees claim authority over this process, there should be many important questions we could ask about their decision-making. When your life is deemed no longer worth living, you have no power to contest that judgment. CONTINUE