By Charlie Johnston
I don’t get Texas. It is among the best at protecting life in the first stages…and among the worst at protecting it in later stages.
Christopher Dunn, a former Sheriff’s Deputy and Homeland Security officer is on life support. He is also fully conscious. He wants to live. But the “Death Panel” at Houston Methodist Hospital where he is, has ruled that his quality of life is unacceptable – so they want to give him a fatal drug cocktail that will kill him. Amazingly, Texas law allows such death panels that can act entirely contrary to the wishes of a patient and his family – and their decisions are non-reviewable.
Some pro-life organizations in Texas are trying to get a court to review this law, which seems blatantly unconstitutional. As Joe Nixon, Dunn’s attorney says, “A criminal on death row in Texas has more rights than a patient in a Texas hospital.”
How a supposedly Christian hospital can come to such a determination is astounding. This is what “compassion” that is not centered in Christ actually looks like.
Lifesite News ran a video of Dunn being questioned about wanting to live.
You can contact Houston Methodist Hospital at:
Houston Methodist Hospital
Dr. Marc L. Boom, President and CEO
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030