July 22, 2011

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Father Pacholczyk’s views on brain death worthy of respect, reader says

Father Tad Pacholczyk is a respected expect on bioethics in this country. With all due respect to those who disagree with his educated position on brain-death; and, having been a pro-life activist and educator myself for 27 years, I find no fault with his reasonably definitive explanation regarding leaving medical determinations to those best qualified “to identify reliable signs that death has occurred.”

If God so chooses a miraculous cure for a definitively brain-dead individual, he’s not going to let any type of medical intervention interfere with his plan. Just ask Lazarus! Maybe it’s time for well-intentioned pro-lifers to learn to respect death.

- Alice Price, Greenfield

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