Medical Decision Making
It's a myth that pro-lifers are only concerned about embryos and fetuses. Increasingly, the elderly, frail and handicapped are finding themselves declared "unwanted" or "burdens," just like the preborn. Our vulnerable brothers and sisters at then end of life need our love and protection just as much they did at the beginning of life. A unique range of threats to life - living wills, physician-assisted suicide, removal of food and fluids to cause death, and vital organ donation after "brain death" - are confronting us in subtle but dangerous ways. Please educate yourself and your loved ones before the "right to die" mentality needlessly claims more lives around you.
"A society that treats ‘burdens' as something to be rid of rather than opportunities to deepen the human experience will quickly jettison ‘inconvenient' life if it robs us of our precious time and drains our inheritance." (Cal Thomas, columnist)
Julie Grimstad – Julie is the executive director of Life is Worth Living, Inc. (LWL), a member of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s speakers bureau, the chair of the Pro-life Healthcare Alliance, a program of Human Life Alliance, and on the Human Life Alliance board of advisors.
Julie addresses all aspects of medical decision-making and patient advocacy.
Julie served as director of the Center for the Rights of the Terminally Ill, Inc. (CRTI) from 1985 through 2003. A patient advocate, speaker, and writer, Julie edits and is a contributing writer to “Imposed Death: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide,” a 12-page Human Life Alliance educational supplement (available at http://www.humanlife.org/). She has also authored numerous articles and brochures on life issues. Julie resides in Bedford, TX with her husband William and is the mother of five living children and two in heaven, and grandmother of eight.
Julie’s earlier experiences include being a licensed practical nurse caring for the elderly and disabled in a Catholic hospital; Birthright volunteer, opening her home as a refuge for unwed mothers; Natural Family Planning instructor for the Diocese of Lincoln; founder and director of a Pregnancy Aid office in Tacoma, WA; co-founder and director of the Center for the Rights of the Terminally Ill, Inc.; as well as involvement in numerous other pro-life, pro-family activities, such as praying and peacefully demonstrating at abortion mills.