Advance Planning for Treatment Denial “Conversations” Spread — But What is Driving the Conversation?

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Those seeking to fund advance planning “conversations” — efforts to encourage doctors or others to talk with potential patients about whether they should receive life-saving medical treatment if incapacitated– are progressing on many fronts. Not only are there several bills pending before Congress, but …

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Terminally Ill Often Change Their Minds about Will to Live, Study Shows

By Burke J. Balch, JD, director Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This story, from the September 14, 1999, edition of National Right to Life News, is the latest installment in our year-long “Roe at 40” series where we bring you some of the very best articles going back to 1973. I hope …

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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Combating Euthanasia,” Part 2

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President & Pro-Life Perspective Host The fight over euthanasia has not been like the fight over abortion.  Indeed, it’s almost been more insidious as pro-death advocates have worked quietly to change laws and redefine medical treatment.  As I noted yesterday, the trends in medical practice, in the courts, and in the …

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