Human Exceptionalism

Life and dignity with Wesley J. Smith.

The Texas Futile Care Law Has Got to Go


A broad based coalition of disability rights activists, pro lifers, and family members of ill patients are planning to pressure the Texas Legislature to change its ridiculous futile care law that permits hospital ethics committees to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment. The hospital associations are yammering about better communication on the front end, but the furor over the Andrea Clarke case put the bioethicists on the defensive. People should not be pressure out of life because a secret vote in a bioethics committee determined their lives were not worth living.


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