Necessary to Life Interventions
It is permissible to use life support to save and lengthen life. Such equipment may not be disconnected for that will be construed as causing death. On the other hand, there is no obligation to continue these interventions just to prolong the imminent death. The purpose of extraordinary medical intervention is to maintain the process of life, not to avoid or postpone death. It is forbidden to cause harm to the patient with equipment and drugs when the futility of such procedures is established by medical team. Under those circumstances it is permissible to unplug life-support systems. `Mercy killing' or `Physician Assisted Aid in Dying' of terminally ill patients is prohibited.