Here are Eric's comment:
Recently, I read a devotional book by Roberta Bondi, she teaches at Candler. She deals indirectly with dying with dignity issue. Her Aunt was about to be forced to go through an orthopedic surgery through which she had little chance of survivial. Bondi halted the surgery and a morphine drip was begun instead. Having dealt with geriatrics for thirteen years and watching families and patients, I don't know that I can keep my integrity and hold an "orthodox" opinion on this matter. I simply can't understand why it is seen as an evil to withdrawal unnatural means of sustaining life. God made the human body to live under certain conditions.Join us in reviewing articles in our ethics issue and in discussing here on Wineskins Blog.
Why would some legislate that I choose "all available means" to be a faithful Christian, when God didn't design the body to resist extreme conditions. I am not saying that a Christian should not choose all available means, but where can I stop. I think we need to allow others in the community of faith the freedom to decided how best to guard the image of God. In theory, each new medical advance would place new ethical obligation on the family and patient. Perhaps God's image in us is much more than the physical body, but perhaps resides in the spirit that returns to God.