Ending Futile Care Dehydrations in Texas

April 27, 2015 (NRO) - It has been a frustrating experience to witness the difficulties in repealing Texas's oppressive futile care law that permits bioethics committees to order patients off wanted life-sustaining treatment based on "quality of life" (read money). Opponents have been divided about approach to this issue.

Sometimes, it even seemed that supposed allies intended to make things worse. That was why I testified against a Texas bill two years ago that would have allowed unilateral DNRs imposed on patients in exchange for preventing futile care to include feeding tubes. CONTINUE

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