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May 06, 2005

Living Wills are a Joke

During the height of the Terri travesty there were innumerable pontificating pundits droning on about the importance of living wills. According to the National Right to Life Committee, 40 states allow physicians and hospitals to disregard advance directives when they call for patients to be provided with treatment food or fluids. Do you get that? Food and water are "treatments" which can be legally denied at the whim of a doctor or a hospital.

Read: "Most States Don't Make Doctors Enforce Advance Directives"

Read: "Advance directives: Useless in most states"

Update: There is no good in just grousing without an alternative so here it is, a Will to Live.