Who Polices the ‘Ethics Police’?

May 28, 2015

(CNN) – “The experiment worked,” the doctor told me, “but the patient died.” The patient was my father, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Three months earlier, the doctor said my father would probably live only three months. No effective therapy existed. Most doctors would not offer any intervention. “We could try chemotherapy,” the doctor said, “but it would be a bit of an experiment. There’s a 50 percent chance he could live an additional three to 18 months.”

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