I've heard many people talk of the sanctity of life, but I was wondering if life was sacred for the sake of being so, or is the quality of that life be just as important. I remember a few years ago about a women that was brain dead and was on life support and a feeding tube for decades. The husband wanted to take her off the machines and let her pass in a dignified manner and her parents were fighting him.
Would remaining alive by machine, with no hope of ever becoming conscious be living a life or would that be simply existing? Would turning off life support be cruelty or would it be humane?
If it came to you, would you place "No Resuscitate" clause in your will and If a family member (daughter or son) had done so, in their will, could you pull the plug on them? Could you give them the dignified death they had wished for when the time came?