Getting Rid Of the Vegetables

Forte, David F.
October 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Oct1992, Issue 26, p13
Focuses on the tendency that humans will avoid the command of conscience whenever they feel the need to free themselves from the moral command to care for and to treat their weaker fellows. Effective way of stilling the conscience; Impact of using the medically invented phrase persistent vegetative state on the way people look at those whose cognitive functions are permanently and terminally impaired; Influence of changing such terminology on the ethical and legal conditions necessary for the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.


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