Summer Johnson, PhD
July 26, 2010
Luckily, the medical team did not accede to his request.
The pull that the husband must have felt not to "lose" his wife must have been incredible, but the answer was not to put her through a medically inappropriate procedure, keeping her alive unnecessarily and harmfully to try to result in a reproductive act that neither she nor he would have wanted under ordinary circumstances.
Labels: medical ethics; bioethics; end of life; reproductive ethics