postmortem

So it’s back to the Terri Schiavo case. No, I’m not tired of hearing about it, because it’s still wrong, and it’s still tragic. Starving someone to death, even if they are in a “persistent vegatative state” should not be an option.
But this brings up in my mind a question that I’ve been debating since the case came up, and one that we need to have thought through. With all the advances in medicine and technology, there now exists the possibility of keeping a human body breathing and its heart beating indefinitely.
Where do you draw the line? How do you decide when a person is no longer alive and life support should be discontinued?

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~ by wildeyedwonder on June 16, 2005.

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