June 9, 2010

Conjoined Twins and Christian bioethics

Abortion was never an option, nor is a do-not-resuscitate order (DNR). Her conjoined twins, which have survived long past the time doctors deemed possible, are become less stable each day. It’s hard for the Chicago Tribune article to give us all the facts, but what do you understand about life saving options vs. those which unnecessarily prolong death? What is your church teaching you about these bioethical questions? continue reading...

2 comments:

Scott, Katie and Timmy said...

what a horrible dilema. what is your opinion on it?

Sarah J. Flashing said...

i think that if probably it is time for the babies to be allowed to die. Based only on what we know, it seems that nature is trying to take its course and resuscitation may be unnecessarily prolonging the inevitable. I would think that if there was any other option, at least one of all of the docs that have been approached would agree with the young mother.