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posted on 10/29/2003 11:32:59 AM PST
Ahhhhhh. Liberal compassion. Disabled people should be worried if the "right to die" folks in this case win. Disabled? Ah just kill them.
posted on 10/29/2003 11:38:19 AM PST
Excellent article -- worth the hassle of going to the LA Times. A couple more excerpts:
I was born brain-damaged as a result of a forceps delivery. The doctor told my parents I would be a "vegetable" for the rest of my life the same word now being used for Schiavo and that the best thing would be for nature to take its course. They refused. Although I had a lot of health problems, surgeries and pain as a child, I went on to lead a happy life.
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About 20 years ago, a hospital staff in Indiana was starving an infant with Down's syndrome. A whistle-blower alerted authorities, and the district attorney went to court to order hydration. The judge refused. Public comment supported the idea that "difficult" decisions like starving disabled infants were best left to the privacy of doctor-parent consultation.
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posted on 10/29/2003 11:47:28 AM PST
(I'm a recovering environmentalist - does anyone know of a 12-step program I can join?)
No kidding. The liberals are salvating to show their compassion by ridding the world of babies and useless eaters, especially if they don't vote Democratic.
After they're dead they can be counted on to cast their votes in the right column.
posted on 10/29/2003 11:47:57 AM PST
Lenin spoke of "useful idiots" who would aid in their own destruction.
Hitler spoke of the disabled as "useless eaters" who deserved to be killed.
In the US today, our useful idiots are starting to go to work on the useless eaters. Scary.
posted on 10/29/2003 11:49:33 AM PST
(France delenda est)
From the LA article: Guardianship which in this case was granted to Schiavo's husband by the courts has to have limits, especially when the stakes are the very lives of the people under guardians' power. It's important to remember that guardians have power over people, not property, and those people still have rights.
This is where the abortionists have it all wrong: The fetus is treated by the abortionist as property to be disposed of by the mother (guardian) and not as a person who has a right to life.
A disabled person like Terri draws forth from her caregivers, in a way no one else can, caring, compassion, sacrifice, tenderness, selflessness, commitment,... This in itself gives her life value because she enables others to truly love, and to love is the greatest of virtues.
It is also interesting that Terri, in her present state, is having a huge impact on the consideration of prebirth right to life and also quality of life of the disabled. Continued prayer is needed for her and her situation.
As a disabled person, I applaud these agencies for giving their voices in support of Terri. I am 28 years old now. My disability (cerebral palsy causing extreme difficulty walking and breathing problems) will, according to my doctors, cause me to become unable to use my legs, basically becoming wheelchair-bound and unable to move on my own by the time I am between the age of 50-55. I have been following this case very closely since I first heard about it. It is worrying me, because if Terri's husband gets his way I really feel that it will become the precedent in these types of cases. If it can happen to Terri (who, in my opinion based on seeing photos and clips of her is NOT "permanently brain-dead"), it can happen to me or any of us in the future. I certainly would not want to be starved to death over the span of weeks until I died because I was "undesirable" to someone, or to society. Which is why this case is so important to me and other disabled people. I also commend you people who are fighting for Terri- I just hope that when my time comes, and other disabled people's times of trouble come, that you will continue to fight for us. It is very much appreciated, and I thank you all. However- the important thing now is to fight for Terri, so that we hopefully never even have to worry about this happening to anyone again in the future.
Here's a comment I received from Chris Hansen who freeped Gary Condit with us in Modesto:
So if someone decides that for my own good, my blindness makes me better off dead, I get terminated? I want to live thank you very much!!! Chris Hansen
posted on 10/29/2003 2:33:34 PM PST
by Saundra Duffy
(For victory & freedom!!!)
posted on 10/29/2003 5:21:14 PM PST
by Bob J
(www.freerepublic.net www.radiofreerepublic.com...check them out!)
Just call whatever you want "medical treatment" and you have a license to kill. I picture them campaigning against diabetics because insulin is medical treatment.
We must stop these evil, death squads asap. They've gotten to the judicial branches of govt. but we still have hope that our legislative branch and governors haven't sampled the killer koolaid - yet.
posted on 10/29/2003 6:06:58 PM PST
by floriduh voter
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Disabled Are Fearful: Who Will Be Next?
Thy better be fearful, because if the courts are allowed to kill Terri, it won't be long before the courts start working on them.
Also the unemployed, retired, and people on welfare had better start looking over thier shoulder.
I understand. It will never happen here. They are only going to kill the old who have miles and miles of tubing connecting them to the machines.
Well, the citizens in Holland and Denmark bought the line about the old people that were connected to machines would be better off dead and allowed the government to kill them.
Now the old people who are relatively are afraid to go to the doctor for fear that the doctors will kill them.
Can it happen here? Ask any farmer or rancher whose dog has killed aheep or chicken, and once it has tasted the blood, if it stops at just killing one. It will continue to kill until it is killed.
Government killing works on the same principle. Start with the obvious, unborn and partiallly babies, the very old, and work on down.
One exception: The execution of cold blooded murderers.
posted on 10/29/2003 8:03:59 PM PST
Perhaps Christopher Reeves? Or Stepehn Hawkins - I don't think he's dead yet ... if he is, hey maybe according to plublic sentiment, being disabled then he should have been starved to death like they're trying with Terri.
posted on 10/29/2003 8:07:36 PM PST
Thanks for posting. This is a powerful commentary, here is more of what he had to say:
[ I was born brain-damaged as a result of a forceps delivery. The doctor told my parents I would be a "vegetable" for the rest of my life the same word now being used for Schiavo and that the best thing would be for nature to take its course. They refused. Although I had a lot of health problems, surgeries and pain as a child, I went on to lead a happy life. ]
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