Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman said the goal of the current law is to encourage communication between the doctor and patient or patient’s family when the patient is terminally ill.
“We do not believe that the law should require that a doctor be forced to provide an intervention that will actually harm the patient,” said Pojman.
He said families could demand a medical intervention could actually harm the patient.
“In these very rare cases, the goal of this law is to get doctors and patients and their families talking together. And, most of the time, that works very well,” said Pojman.