Will to Live


What is the WILL TO LIVE?

The WILL TO LIVE is a legal document that you can sign which:

-Is a legally binding pro-life alternative to the traditional Living Wills

-Names someone to make health care decisions for you (your "heath care agent') if you develop a condition that makes it impossible for you to speak for yourself (become "incompetent"), and

-Makes clear (in the form of written instructions to your health care agent) what medical treatment you would want if you can no longer speak for yourself

 

How Does the WILL TO LIVE protect your life and the lives of your family members?

When you are unable to speak for yourself the WILL TO LIVE:

-Names someone you trust to safeguard your life when you cannot speak for yourself as your "health care agent"
-Names backup agents if your first choice can't serve
-Describes the treatment you do and do not want to guide your health care agent and physicians
-Protects your family and health care agent from pressure from health care providers and others by allowing them to prove what you really did want
-Relieves the agony of decision making for them by making your wishes clear

 

Learn more about the WILL TO LIVE:

Questions and Answers on the Will to Live

Why Not Sign a Living Will Instead of the Will to Live

Why the Need for a "Will to Live"?

The Will to Live in Context: How we Ourselves Have Come to Be at Risk from Euthanasia, by David N. O'Steen, Ph.D.

Living in the Bullseye of Euthanasia, by John Wayne Cockfield, USMC Retired

Terri Schindler-Schiavo Case Points to Urgency of Will to Live

 

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