Al Mohler writes about the living wills, and his perception that they are a moral compromise with euthanasia:
Christians understand the reality of death, but we must also affirm the gift of life. Furthermore, the Bible makes clear that we are not the masters of our own fates, nor the sovereigns of our own souls. In the end, our lives are in God's hands. This society's transit down a freeway to euthanasia should concern all citizens, but Christians in particular.
The idea of a self-defined "good death" has its place in the pagan cultures of antiquity, but not in the biblical culture of Christianity. Given advances in medical treatments and technologies, end of life issues can be truly vexing and excruciatingly difficult -- even for those who attempt to think ahead. Be sure you know what you are signing when someone presents you with a form for a living will. Are you sure that it is truly consistent with your Christian beliefs? Are you sure that those reading the document will understand -- and follow -- what you sign?
What do you think? Are living wills compatible with Christian teaching?