Senator Wants Hearings on Obama Admin Veterans Guide Promoting Euthanasia
by Steven Ertelt
August 24, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A senator says he wants Congress to hold hearings on a new Obama administration document that some say promotes euthanasia. The Department of Veterans Affairs have revived a guide called "Your Life, Your Choices" that was first published during the Clinton administration.
Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care brought back a 52-page end-of-life planning document that was suspended during virtually all of the Bush administration.
It was promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes but, as Jim Towey writes in the Wall St. Journal, "the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues and suspended its use." the rest