Know anyone in Idaho?
Tell them euthanasia is moving into their state. It’s creeping its way across the country, really.
So we all should pay attention to this.
A dangerous futile care bill has been stalled in the
Idaho state legislature, but one of the prime opponents says more
action is still needed. The legislation is similar to a Texas law that
has concerned pro-life advocates because it can easily lead to revoking
lifesaving medical treatment and euthanasia.
Opponents of the measure say it could put elderly, disabled and terminally ill patients at risk.
And these days, definitions of what constitutes disability and
terminal illness have stretched. This bill may even be used to override
your own advance directives.
[Bioethicist Wesley] Smith says the bill is plagued with undefined terms that make the process even more difficult.
“So what precisely is care deemed medically futile or inappropriate?
The term isn’t defined precisely, meaning it is what the doctors or
ethics committees say it is,” he says.
Pay attention to this. Your state may be next.
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