What are feeding tubes? Why are they used? Must they always be used? What does Catholic teaching have to say about tube feeding? How can relatives reach sound moral decisions about using, forgoing, or withdrawing tube feeding from incompetent loved ones? Why do courts, state legislatures, and well-informed citizens disagree about whether or not tube feeding is ordinarily required? In Hard Decisions, Eileen P. Flynn, a respected Roman Catholic moral theologian, presents through and balanced answers to today's questions about tube feeding.