Please oppose S.B. 165, Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. The pro-life goal is care that relieves suffering at the end-of-life while allowing a natural death in its own timing. The MOLST form by its very nature focuses on withdrawal of care and treatment to hasten death.
S. B. 165 presents duplication of effort and conflict with current law and/or other advance health care directives. End-of-life and critical care choices are covered satisfactorily in Ohio law under existing DNR orders, consent to treatment forms, patient declarations and health care durable power of attorneys.
S. B. 165 fails to bring clarity to a very complex and dynamic situation. It creates far more questions than it answers. The pro-life communityis not neutral on the MOSLT form. I am asking you to oppose this bill in any form.
Greater Toledo Right to Life 5726 Southwyck Blvd., Ste. 120 Toledo, Ohio 43614 phone: (419)535-5800