Hearing it from the news, you probably understand the decisions to withdraw life. A notable case in 2005 in the media of Terry Schiavo that dealt with whether to decide to discontinue the life of her husband which sparked a national debate. Its not the first case weve heard in America, life support or nutritional support in treatment is meant to prolong life without changing the situation of that persons condition. This includes artificial nutrition, kidney dialysis, chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation and antibiotics. Advanced technology in medicine is helping people to live longer; including the lives of people who cannot sustain life on their own at their own expense. These artificial means, allows someone the chance to live longer or to recover if possible.