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April 08, 2005

Georgia Woman Having Tube Pulled... Despite Living Will's Orders To the Contrary

Unbelievable, if true.

First, we found out that you could be killed, if inconvenient, if you left no cleary worded living will to the contrary.

Now we learn that even if your clearly-worded living will states your desire to be kept alive, a "helpful" judge just might decide to okay someone else's desire to do away with you.

As I've said before, I'm not keen on slippery slope arguments -- after all, if we begin accepting slippery-slope arguments, who knows what arguments we'll take seriously next? -- but the Death Express does seem to be gathering momentum.

Via Traffic Santa, who has some doubts about this story, and also links to Megan McArdle's thoughts on the matter.

Edit: The always-annoying VonKreedon whines to demonstrate a little caution here, so I did. I added the words "if true."

So now everything's copacetic.


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