We have resolved to NOT be like those who have been cowed into accommodation as in Oregon and the Netherlands to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.) This issue looks at matters like food & hydration.
The Scholl Institute of Bioethics is a nonprofit, Judeo-Christian organization that addresses bioethical issues including euthanasia, physician-assisted-suicide, the withholding or withdrawing of food and water from non-dying patients, brain death, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, and the rights of disabled or mentally ill persons.
Just as the English use the word “tea” in a variety of ways, so the medical and ethics professionals use the word palliative or terminal in a variety of ways. The only one sure thing to say about this particular area of end of life discussion …
Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are asked to complete before being admitted to an extended care facility and many hospitals.
However, there is another type of dignity, intrinsic dignity. Those of us who are Christian recognize that as creatures created in God’s image and likeness, we possess dignity within ourselves with regards to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.)
First we killed our unborn children. Now we’re killing our own parents. We don’t kill problems anymore. We kill people, and pretend that it is the same thing. This issue covers matters of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.)
History has numerous instances of a
progression following the departure from God-given rights and decrees to devastating unintended consequencies. This has been termed the slippery slope. Over 40 years ago abortion on demand throughout a pregnancy became legal in America.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and Selection, (PIGSS) is the screening and pre-selection of embryos before implantation in the uterus through in-vitro fertilization technology, so that the optimal embryo might be selected, genetically enhanced, or genetic engineering.
Nearly two decades have passed since the birth of Dolly the sheep, a clone manufactured through a process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since that time, the prospect of human cloning has been eagerly—or fearfully anticipated—throughout the world.