Medical Decision Making
Making ethical medical decisions can be tough. We're here to help.
It's a myth that pro-lifers are only concerned about embryos and fetuses. Increasingly, the elderly, frail and handicapped are finding themselves declared "unwanted" or "burdens," just like the preborn. Our vulnerable brothers and sisters at the end of life need our love and protection just as much they did at the beginning of life. A unique range of threats to life - living wills, physician-assisted suicide, removal of food and fluids to cause death, and vital organ donation after "brain death" - are confronting us in subtle but dangerous ways. Please educate yourself and your loved ones before the "right to die" mentality needlessly claims more lives around you.
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1. No matter what life-sustaining procedure/medical treatment is in question, when in doubt, err on the side of life. [Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 2280] A medical intervention can be tried with the option of stopping it if it proves ineffective or excessively burdensome…
July 26, 2012
Pro-Life Wisconsin commends Wisconsin Catholic Bishops for warning against use of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Madison, WI – Yesterday the Wisconsin Catholic Bishops released a pastoral statement on Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Entitled “Upholding the Dignity of Human…
by attorney Sarah Buscher
Physician's Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Your Life or Death - Who Decides?
The POLST movement "is a national effort to manage and control death under the guise of compassion."
- Lisa Gasbarre Black, J.D., General Counsel to Catholic Charities Health and…
1. What is euthanasia?
Formerly called "mercy killing," euthanasia means intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing that person to die naturally. Put bluntly, euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion.
2. What is the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide?
In euthanasia, one person does something that…