A very thoughtful response!
I just commented to my wife this morning that it seems so many people are so easily offended in this world.
We have some very difficult issues in today's health care world. None of them will be solved easily. With our current system so intertwined with capitalism, no decision can be made without consideration of cost...perhaps even first or more importantly.
In my view, the decisions regarding care must be left to the patient/family and their medical advocate. Period.
We CAN improve the decisions that families make, at crucial times in a loved ones later or final years/months, by changing the way we interact with them well before those times are "anticipated". KNOWLEDGE is power and will only improve the efficiency of our system.
We are a civilized society and should not consider euthanizing those who cannot contribute, again, in my view. We should care for them, thank God (if you have belief in one) that you are able to provide for them, pray (if that is your way) that others will be spared any suffering or indignity, and live in the joy of knowing that you did what was right, not what was easy or cheap.