Thursday, January 27, 2011

RELIGION & THE END OF LIFE

Attached is a link to Nicholas Kristoff’s column in the NY Times (Tussling Over Jesus). It is an insightful look into an abortion controversy involving a hospital, an ethics committee, and the Catholic Church, with comments in response on line. It caught my eye in relation to Community Ethics Committee’s work because in researching medical futility and advance directives, I’ve been struck by the depth of emotion, opposition and us-vs.-them language from pro-life news sources regarding end-of-life-related health care policy changes. These “slippery slope” fears seriously complicate resolution to bioethics questions, and aren’t going away anytime soon. What’s the way forward?


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