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My DH and I are watching Fringe. In the show, a Catholic family removed their daughter from Life Support.
DH said he couldn't imagine Catholics would to this.
So, I thought I'd throw it out there to see what you ladies had to say on this topic.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 6:58 AM on Dec. 27, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:10 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by m-avi at 6:13 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
The Catholic church is not against taking someone off of life support.
The Church believes ordinary means must be used to support life. Extraordinary means are optional. Extraordinary means do not offer reasonable hope of benefit or include excessive expense, or pain. Consider the treatment in relation to the benefit provided to the patient. (see the Vatican’s Declaration on Euthanasia, #IV, 1980). Euthanasia and assisted suicide are considered wrong, however dying is seen as a process and it's up to the caregivers in charge to determine, within the best of their abilities, what treatments will benefit the patient while causing the least amount harm to them.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:17 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:06 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by madmueller at 6:25 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 11:25 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:31 AM on Dec. 26, 2012
Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:32 PM on Dec. 25, 2012
Answer by frogdawg at 10:46 PM on Dec. 27, 2012