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To: killjoy
My Grandfather just died two days ago. His body was shutting down and decided he did not want to be put on life support. He lasted about 24 hours before passing. Does this mean he is part of a 'death cult' in your eyes?

Your grandfather declined life support because he was dying. Terri was denied food and water because she wasn't dying.

151 posted on 06/10/2006 9:22:04 AM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: supercat

Well stated.


154 posted on 06/10/2006 10:15:47 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: supercat
>> Terri was denied food and water because she wasn't dying.

Neatly put.

Michael Schiavo used to complain, "When is that b*tch gonna die?" It took him many more years and all of HER rehab money to put her to death, but y'know, she was, like, in the way.

162 posted on 06/10/2006 6:51:33 PM PDT by T'wit (Due process: Two lawyers obfuscating the truth to the satisfaction of a bureaucrat in black robes.)
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To: supercat
"Terri was denied food and water because she wasn't dying."

Terri's body was being artificially fed through a surgically implanted feeding tube because she was unable to voluntarily swallow enough nourishment to keep her body alive.

This artificial life support was withdrawn, and her body was allowed to die a natural death, because it was her expressed wish that she not be kept alive this way.

Terri wasn't denied food and water because she wasn't dying -- she died in 1990.

220 posted on 06/12/2006 1:00:04 PM PDT by robertpaulsen
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