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If abortion is murder, what about removing life support?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
This is a serious question, and is not meant to cause drama. I know it will probably cause a little drama, because well this is CM, but if we could try to be adult about it, that would be great.

Okay, so if you are pro-life, do you believe in "pulling the plug" on someone who is no longer able to live on their own? Assuming, they have no medical directive, where they have previously and explicitly stated their wishes, should the family be able to make that decision or should they remain on life support for the rest of their life?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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AHmom103
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

 I believe that if the person has repeatedly asked that life support be removed if it became necessary, it is ok. I do not think it is ok unless the person has an advanced directive or has previously stated their wishes to their family.

AnnRmommaof3
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

It actually IS the same thing. Pulling a plug could stop someone from potentially waking up in a few years. Abortion is just like pulling a plug, because the fetus is totally dependent on the body of another, where the person on life support is completely dependent on life support. I see her point. 100%. I am prochoice, but either way this does make sense.


Quoting Anonymous:

If the only thing keeping them alive is devices in the hospital then i believe they should pull the plug after like three month, only if the person is completley unable to communicate and cannot survive outside the hospital. They are completly different. An abortion could have led to a very happy innocent baby, then child and adult.



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Neither is killing an infant... according to a new study done in Brittain http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9113394/Killing-babies-no-different-from-abortion-experts-say.html


Quoting JessT5280:

Abortion is not murder - by legal definition.


 

yperez0209
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Yes, you are 100 percent correct.

Quoting Anonymous:

Well said and I agree. Just one thing to add to the medical professional thing - organ donation could play a role as well.



Quoting yperez0209:

I am pro life and I feel that life should be defended from birth to natural death. When it comes to this question you are asking it's really a case to case type of situation. I believe that life should be defended and someone should not be euthanized. However if the person is brain dead there is no reason, other than sentiment, to keep them alive ( that's not a good reason ) I say let them go.



 Now, this takes alot of disernment because I don't personally trust the opinion of medical profesionals because insurance money can be involved, so I would contact and be advised by someone in the church before deciding on this one. 



I'm sorry if I don't a clear answer but I struggle with this question myself. I'm going to try finding something on the matter in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and add it to my reply.

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