Roberta Kalechofsky is the author of eight works of fiction, four nonfiction books, a monograph on George Orwell and two vegetarian cookbooks. Her passion in fiction is the historical interface between Christians and Jews; in nonfiction it is animal rights and the food problem. She has been the recipient of a literary fellowship from the NEA and the Massachussetts Council on the Arts. For more information, see her website, www.micahbooks.com. 
Sep 01 2009
Exit Strategies: Living Wills and Dying
The only thing I was certain about was that if unplugged, she should immediately be euthanized and not be subjected to starvation. To die by starvation is to exit life with a curse. Ironically, modern medicine has arrived at a place where its responsibility to life is sometimes through the door of death.