Say a child is born with terrible defects. A: Should parents and their physicians be allowed to administer palliative care only, knowing the child will pass on? B: Or require life-saving interventions regardless of the cost or outcome.
Choice B is inhumane
Come at me fellow pro lifers. Until you’ve seen a child suffer from multiple resuscitations, brain damage from lack of oxygen, etc., don’t tell me choosing life extending treatment is kind and humane to a dying child.
Pro lifers only care about the fetus. If they cared about the life, then there would be money for food, housing, health care, and education.
There is no ‘always’ in medicine. Each case must be taken on its own merits. In general, it is whatever the parents and physician feel is best, and palliative care is often the best solution. Still, if we do know of potentially life-saving treatment, it should always be considered, but not always utilized in the end.
Life no matter what. Choice B
Prolonged suffering, resuscitating and traumatizing the baby multiple times, playing God with their lives. Sounds like you’re on the wrong side of God here.
God wants people to have a life
Sounds like you are using double speak.
What do you mean? That’s a made up word
I believe that care should be given to keep people alive at all costs. Nothing deceptive about that
Yes there is. Providing care that would only prolong suffering is a disposable thing just so you could feel good about yourself. You don’t care about babies. You don’t care about their quality of life. Let’s keep them alive artificially even though they can’t survive on their own just so you and your friends can feel good about yourselves. Well done good and faithful servant.
Anyone who chooses B should never be allowed to have a DNR.
New York got this one right.
This has nothing to do with NY doctors provide palliative care every day and have been doing so since the beginning of medicine.
I work with a palliative care team. I’m well aware of what it does.
Then you know it has nothing to do with NY
It’s not fair to the child to be forced to live in pain with a poor quality of life.
Choice A. However, parents should make the decision. I cannot imagine the pain and heartbreak.