Every human life has value.

The first workshop I attended at the National Right to Life Convention on Thursday was titled: Treatment Ethic – Religious Perspectives: When is it Appropriate to Provide or Withhold Livesaving Medical Treatment? The Catholic and Protestant Perspective. Long title, but very informative workshop. I didn’t record the first part of the workshop lead by Lori Kehoe who gave the protestant perspective. But I got Burke Balch’s Catholic explanation, mostly based on the writings of Blessed John Paul II:

Burke Balch J.D. is the director of National Right to Life’s Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics. He also gave an excellent presentation on assisted suicide. I’ve got video of that, too, that I will share as soon as I can figure out how to get it off my iPhone.

Related: “Death With Dignity? A Closer Look at Euthanasia.” Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday June 28 on EWTN. Check it out!

June 25th, 2011 at 8:54 am
One Response to “When is it Appropriate to Provide or Withhold Livesaving Medical Treatment?”
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    Sarah R Says:

    I just came across your blog after googleing the Mother Teresa quote about “how can there be too many children” and then I looked around the rest of your post and realized that you were at the Convention in Jacksonville- I was too! Funny how the blogosphere can bring Pro-Lifers together 🙂

    God bless and keep up the great work on here!