New York State’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law
When asked about the impact of the French Revolution on the twentieth century, Arnold Toynbee said that it is too early to tell. I think that, with respect to the New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate [DNR] Law, what I hope is that it’s a little too early to tell what the impact has been. We are in the process of evolution of a very major departure in the way in which government deals with moral and ethical issues. I say that not lightly, because I think that the precedents which have been established by the New York State Task Force on Life and The Law have really set a standard for dealing with some major moral and ethical issues that concern the entire U.S.
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