Dr Moira McQueen – Appointment to International Theological Commission
FROM THE VATICAN INFORMATION SERVICE: (V.I.S. -Vatican Information Service. www.vis.va) POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS DR MOIRA…
The weakness of this survey is that it does not differentiate the type or the intention of withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.
A question that asks:
Is it euthanasia, assisted suicide or neither to withdraw life-sustaining treatment? – the answer is neither, because the question didn’t differentiate between the withholding and withdrawal of hydration and nutrition as compared to the intention of withholding or withdrawing an intervention that might be extra-ordinary or burdensome in relation to the expected outcome of the intervention.
There are also questions concerning the support for euthanasia and assisted suicide and it asks you to give a reason for your support or opposition.
Moira has emailed the CMA pointing out the deficiencies in the questions.