Thursday, April 27, 2006

Save me from the Ethics Committee

As if you didn't have enough to be worried about, behold the committee that can kill you.
Andrea Clarke may become an early victim of one of the biggest agendas in bioethics: Futile-care theory, a.k.a., medical futility. The idea behind futile-care theory goes something like this: In order to honor personal autonomy, if a patient refuses life-sustaining treatment, that wish is sacrosanct. But if a patient signed an advance medical directive instructing care to continue — indeed, even if the patient can communicate that he or she wants life-sustaining treatment — it can be withheld anyway if the doctors and/or the ethics committee believes that the quality of the patient's life renders it not worth living,


Blogger DEANBERRY said...

The Second Amendment means nothing outside of hunting.

Our forefathers gave us that right to fend off a military takeover in the U.S. - by either the left or the right.

Apparently, since most gun owners are far right they didn't see fit to fight the far right takeover so here we are. On the verge of martial law.

You'll imitate your German counterparts of 70 years ago. You'll allow them to take away any weapon that gives you parity with the military. You know you barely made a peep when the Brady Bill took away your assault rifles, which is what you'll need to effectively combat troops.

What a bunch of cowards, and what a sore disgrace you are to our forefathers who gave their blood for the likes of you.

In Jesus' Glorious and Holy name,
Dean Berry -- Real American

12:18 AM, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Craig said...

I guess Buttle's World has just experienced a drive-by comment.

How Mr. Berry extrapolates from my pro-life position that I am somehow anti Second Amendment quite escapes me. And can anybody parse his first sentence to mean other than the Second Amendment only pertains to hunting? His second paragraph, while only partially correct, completely contradicts that.

Perhaps the "Real American" would like to learn remedial netiquette: Comments should be made germain to the topic, not a random rant.

9:04 AM, April 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's funny. from his website: "satan has us believing that
cars and jobs and sex are the reality of life -- they're
not. (This is sort of what The Matrix was hinting at.)"

i like that "sort of" hedge. i'm scanning his site now for some "i (heart) huckabees" citations.

10:38 AM, April 28, 2006  

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