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Dean 'Appalled' That Florida Lawmakers Saved Schiavo
CNSNEWS.com ^ | 11/07/03 | Jeff Johnson

Posted on 11/07/2003 2:31:27 AM PST by kattracks

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TROLL ALERT!!!!!

Type 2 Trolls - Revised Coral Snake Troll Scale (Kill 'n' Burners) on this thread!!!!

And I thought we got rid of these jerks today. :c(
101 posted on 11/07/2003 5:01:47 PM PST by Coral Snake (deathculture(HospiceOf TheFlorida$uncoast == Andersonville + Aushwitz)
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To: jwalsh07
If you support that order you are a statist of the first order

For all that feel they support that order, repeat jwalsh07's statement as necessary until you finally realize that you are a statist.

102 posted on 11/07/2003 5:03:34 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: jwalsh07
If you support that order you are a statist of the first order.

My kudo's again to you.

You have shown in this controversy, wherein lies the problem.

103 posted on 11/07/2003 5:19:11 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: kattracks
"Culture of death" alert.
104 posted on 11/07/2003 5:20:47 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: sweetliberty
I don't know if there is a transcript or not I will look later! It was very positive and he spoke of the case also for guardianship. He spoke about her at the beginning of his show and about the case with Jeb Bush!

I got bits and pieces as my mother called and my daughter at 4 years locked herself in the bedroom and could not get the door unlocked so I was taking the door apart. You know how that goes when there is something on that you really, really want to hear everything is going on around you!

Just part of life I guess! LOL

MCD
105 posted on 11/07/2003 5:28:19 PM PST by MSCASEY
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To: MSCASEY
"my daughter at 4 years locked herself in the bedroom and could not get the door unlocked so I was taking the door apart"

Ah yes, I remember the night when my daughter, not quite 2 then, locked herself in the bathroom and we had to take the door off to get her out.

106 posted on 11/07/2003 5:31:47 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: kattracks
Earlier in the year, Dean publicly expressed his support for physician-assisted suicide.

"Dr. Kevorkian! Dr. Kevorkian! You have an urgent call on Line 2!!"

107 posted on 11/07/2003 5:33:03 PM PST by Gritty
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To: sweetliberty
I think it has to happen with each kid at least once! LOL

MCD
108 posted on 11/07/2003 5:36:35 PM PST by MSCASEY
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To: kattracks
Is Dr. Dean a brother to Dr. Death? A judge ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed so she could "starve to death". One government official acts to kill another human being while a host of government officials strive to save a human life from certain destruction....yet, Dr. Dean condemns the people who more concretely followed the Hippocratic Oath. Something wrong here? You bet! Dr Dean would have the sheep submit to death by government decree, if he had his way. Like the NAZI's of old, who summarily sentenced those deemed unworthy to consume the same oxygen as the deemed "fit", so too does Dr. Dean undoubtedly harbor the desire to kill those he contends are unfit to live. Why not? Dr. Dean's a doctor!

He's also a far Left Demoncrat.

That figures.

109 posted on 11/07/2003 5:45:07 PM PST by Thumper1960
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To: sweetliberty
Wow! Check out the website http://www.aclj.org/
it has all these stories!

The Schiavo Case
ACLJ News Release: ACLJ Goes Back to Court on Behalf of Parents of Terri Schindler Schiavo
FL Sun-Sentinel: Terri's Parents File Brief Defending "Terri's Law"
ACLJ Motion: Schiavo's Parents Motion for Rehearing
ACLJ Brief: Schiavo's Parents Amicus Brief
CNS News: Guardianship at Issue in Terry Schiavo Case
Reuters: FL Gov Asks Court to Dismiss Schiavo Suit

WorldNetDaily: FL Court Rejects Motion for Terri's Parents to Intervene
Tampa Tribune: Schiavo's Parents Left Out of Battle Over Terri's Law
AP: Court Denies Motion for Terri's Parents to Intervene

ACLJ Motion for Leave to Intervene on Behalf of Schiavo's Parents

Here is a breif from todays show:
Updates on Important Issues
Jay and Gene discuss developments over the last few days on the following topics:

Schiavo Case: The ACLJ has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Robert and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman at the center of a dispute over whether she should live or die. We are asking the court to affirm the constitutionality of "Terri's Law," which allowed Florida Governor Jeb Bush to order that the feeding and hydration tubes keeping Terri alive be reinserted.

Here is the link at the bottom of the page you can listen to todays show!!!!

http://www.aclj.org/jsl/031107.asp


MCD

110 posted on 11/07/2003 5:51:52 PM PST by MSCASEY
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To: MSCASEY
My grandkids used to do that to annoy Granpa. I fixed their wagons. I put the locks on the outside and locked them in. :-}
111 posted on 11/07/2003 5:58:38 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: kattracks
So much for going after the "Bubba" vote.
112 posted on 11/07/2003 6:01:09 PM PST by Mudbug
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To: jwalsh07
Thats to funny! Good for Grandpa!!!

No, mine wanted out but did not know how to unlock the door today! It may have been locked when she closed the door and she did not equate it because she was not the one who locked it! Generally if she locks the door we tell her to unlock it and there is no problem!

Grandpa finally came over and took the door jam off! She said " You saved me BUBA!" So she was happy!

MCD
113 posted on 11/07/2003 6:03:55 PM PST by MSCASEY
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To: jwalsh07
I should have said good for you for fixing them up!!

MCD
114 posted on 11/07/2003 6:05:17 PM PST by MSCASEY
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To: The Other Harry
First of all, Terri's in a hospice facility, has been for years. So she's not preventing anyone from living but rather occupies a room that another would use to die. Bad analogy.

Secondly, with regard to the media, they've been reporting her as "comatose" religiously. Her husband's doctors don't even go that far. I invite you to read this article for perspective.

Third, why do you think her "next-of-kin" only remembered her wishes years after her collapse, a few short weeks after she was awarded close to a million dollars in a malpractice suit? Any idea why he spoke under oath of his desire to take care of her for the rest of her life, never once mentioning to the court that she would in fact rather die?

In addition, her "husband" has a live-in fiance and 2 children by her. Can you honestly say that you see no conflict there? If Terri could speak, do you really think she would want her "husband" to continue making decisions on her behalf?

And lastly, Terri has survived infections, pneumonia, a decade of no therapy, drastically restricted visitors, an intentionally cheerless room, and a total of ten days without a feeding tube. At what point do we decide that maybe she might be displaying a pretty strong will to live?

115 posted on 11/07/2003 6:05:57 PM PST by agrace
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To: kattracks
And, can anybody tell me when Dr. Dean examined Terry Schiavo or consulted with the physicians who are treating Terry Schiavo? I'm so sorry to ask, but for a physician to be appalled at a course of treatment wouldn't he need to find out what the hell is going on?
116 posted on 11/07/2003 6:10:46 PM PST by jimfree ("Never did no wanderin' after all.")
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To: sport
Why is it that you never see the individuals that advocate that it is,"A duty to Die" or it is, "Your Right to Die", never leading by example?

Or phrased another way, Why is it that they only want you to die and never them?

Well said. This also applies to the over-population fanatics. If they were sincere in their conviction that the planet has way too many people, none of them would have even one child (many of them are indeed childless, but not all) and if they were really the benefactors they imagine themselves to be, they would be starving themelves to death as we speak.

But they really think there's just too many "other people".

117 posted on 11/07/2003 7:22:49 PM PST by First Amendment (Hi relatives! Why not register on FR and join the debate?)
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To: mac_truck
While both patients require someone else to care for them, only one is aware of their surroundings and has the ability to understand and communicate.

Being aware of surroundings and communicating are two different things. You must have either read practically nothing about Terri Schindler and this case, or you have personally tested her and determined through much testing that she has no awareness (thus contradicting many other physicians, relatives and so on).

Even people in comas have come out of them and said that they heard what was going on while in an apparently unconscious state. What makes you so all-knowing that you can say with assurance that Terri has no awareness?

Sometimes this boils down to the fact that some people see the purpose of life solely as the untrammeled ability to enjoy the senses, work and make money, be a solid citizen and so on. While these are worthy acts, the lack of ability to do these does not abrogate one's right to breathe air. Other people see the purpose of life as something deeper, that can be fulfilled or served even while lying in bed unable to care for oneself.

118 posted on 11/07/2003 7:32:49 PM PST by First Amendment (Hi relatives! Why not register on FR and join the debate?)
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To: The Other Harry
The hospital room and the resperator rightfully belong to someone who might live. Giving them to someone who can't live is morally wrong. It takes them away from those who can.

She is not in a hospital room, but a hospice room (and she isn't eligible for that; hospices are supposed to be for people who are judged to have less than 6 months to live, and no special care is given). She is not on a respirator for God's sake! You must have read zero about this case if you think she is on a respirator. Why don't you inform yourself?

Additionally, her parents and siblings want to care for her themselves.

This pisses me off more than any other subject I have ever encountered.

So why do you want her dead? It sounds as though you have some unresolved issues about your father that are leaking into Terri's situation. I humbly suggest you look into your own heart and straighten your own issues out.

119 posted on 11/07/2003 7:39:12 PM PST by First Amendment (Hi relatives! Why not register on FR and join the debate?)
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To: huck von finn
Not many true conservatives I know are comfortable with the government determining who should live and who should die.

The government's job is to protect the life and liberty of its citizens. Bush and the FL Legistlature is trying to do that for Terri.

Dean's point was that the government should not intrude into such things.

No, Dean's point is that he loves death, like other pro-abortion and pro-"assisted suicide" (aka as euthanasia) leftists. He's perfectly fine with all kinds of government intrusion.

By "such things" do you mean that government shouldn't intrude in saving the life of someone while someone else is trying to murder that person? That's "intrusion"?

He's right.

No, he's just choosing the side of the people who want to kill her - a so-called husband who wants her dead for his own personal reasons, and Felos-the-lawyer who is also in love with death and dying.

120 posted on 11/07/2003 7:50:49 PM PST by First Amendment (Hi relatives! Why not register on FR and join the debate?)
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To: BluH2o
I gather you were not one of us who attended the vigil outside the Hospice where Terri Schiavo was sentenced to die from forced starvation/dehydration for the crime of having become severely disabled, and needing help in securing food?

Bite me.

If you think it correct that the current judicial system of the USA can determine who may lve, and who must die for the good of society, I submit your personal continued physical existance for judicial oversight and judgement.

Justify your right to exist, against my accusation that you would not want to continue to live as a terminally ignorant and useless human being.

Prove to the world that you have worth, or accept that your very life is a subject open to legal debate.

Since it is your life, I am sure you would not burden society with futile arguments as to your worth to the rest of society.We get to vote, dont we?



121 posted on 11/07/2003 8:11:06 PM PST by sarasmom (Pray for TerriSchiavo. Everything I post is my opinion, unless otherwise stipulated.)
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Oh no.... not again!

Time to get back under your bridge, Harry.

122 posted on 11/07/2003 8:19:52 PM PST by Wampus SC
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To: Coral Snake

TROLL ALERT!!!!!

Yup.

I propose a new category for your troll scale:

Type 0 (zero) troll, also known as the Sleeper Troll. The Type 0 has been in place for some time. On signal it activates and turns into a type 1, 2 or 3 troll.

Type 0's are thought to get their orders from Osama bin Trollin'.

123 posted on 11/07/2003 8:32:00 PM PST by Wampus SC (Just a Southern guy with a pickup truck.)
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To: Thumper1960
I hope the Rats nominate Dean. 'Rat behind will then be kicked into outer space in 2004.
124 posted on 11/07/2003 8:33:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: Wampus SC
A lot of the Terri Troopers would class saveterri1 as a Class 0 troll. "Harv" could be a well intended, Eeyore like, gloomy yet loyal person. But he talks about things we can't verify and that look pretty fishy in that light.
125 posted on 11/07/2003 8:36:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: MSCASEY
Generally if she locks the door we tell her to unlock it and there is no problem!

Switch your doorknobs to one with a master key peg. The next person to get locked in there might not be a live toddler but a dying adult.

126 posted on 11/07/2003 8:40:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: pram
Other people see the purpose of life as something deeper, that can be fulfilled or served even while lying in bed unable to care for oneself.

B-I-N-G-O.

If life is simply the sum of the actions an individual can undertake, and the value of one the value of the other, we are all in danger of the next fad of "usefulness" to come down the road. It's a kind of social suicidal depression. It's of the Devil.

127 posted on 11/07/2003 8:43:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: patriot40068
"Howard Dean really showed himself"

Personally, I hope he extends his "mouth across the south" tour. He is pure comedy.

128 posted on 11/07/2003 8:47:57 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Wampus SC
Who'se picture would you propose for this type 0 Troll.
Currently I'm using George Felos for Type 3 Trolls, Gen. William T. Sherman for Type 2 Trolls and Adolph Hitler for Type 1 Trolls. 3 being the least dangerous on my scale and 1 being the most dangerous.
129 posted on 11/07/2003 8:50:59 PM PST by Coral Snake (deathculture(HospiceOf TheFlorida$uncoast == Andersonville + Aushwitz)
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To: The Other Harry
"No, the government should. Not nature."

I believe you left this over at the DU.

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130 posted on 11/07/2003 9:37:36 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
When I wrote that, I was mostly thinking of the one who suddenly popped up on this thread.

They could be plants from somewhere else, or just individuals acting alone. I really don't know.

Some sleeper trolls might be in place to troll specific issues. Others might just wait until they see a lot of Freepers become emotionally involved with an issue, then surface to troll for the opposite point of view.

131 posted on 11/07/2003 9:40:23 PM PST by Wampus SC
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To: MSCASEY; sweetliberty
Don't they have "OnStar" for bathrooms, yet???
132 posted on 11/07/2003 9:42:00 PM PST by FatherOfLiberty (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Johassen
MD or not, just who does he think he is?

Like all secular humanist liberals: He thinks he's God.

133 posted on 11/07/2003 9:43:22 PM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: FatherOfLiberty; MSCASEY
The problem isn't with knowing where they are....it is with extracting them from where they are. LOL!
134 posted on 11/07/2003 9:44:07 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Coral Snake
"Who'se picture would you propose for this type 0 Troll."

I think Osama would be a good choice - a reference to sleeper cells.

Maybe Quisling? Probably not enough face recognition.

Jumpin' Jimmy Jeffords?

135 posted on 11/07/2003 9:44:45 PM PST by Wampus SC
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To: The Other Harry; agrace; FatherOfLiberty
"I am relying on news accounts that she has been in "vegitative state" since about 1991"

I think we've found the root of your problem.

136 posted on 11/07/2003 9:45:49 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: pram
OK, what is going to happen when the government chooses to rule against "your side"? Have you even thought about such a thing? What you are advocating is not conservatism; you sound like a Democrat from years ago, wanting the government to protect your social agenda. I'm tired of this.
137 posted on 11/07/2003 9:49:11 PM PST by huck von finn
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To: RandallFlagg
Dean is an idiot and an a$$hole.But then, he's a ploitician.
138 posted on 11/07/2003 9:50:02 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
False analogy again.
139 posted on 11/07/2003 9:51:47 PM PST by huck von finn
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To: sweetliberty
did you see this one?
140 posted on 11/07/2003 9:54:40 PM PST by tutstar
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To: The Other Harry
As of now, Terri has that room. Maybe she wants it, maybe she doesn't. We don't know. We do know that someone else needs it.

"Someone else needs it" ??? What the Sam Hill are you talking about? We have a glut of hospital beds in this country -- so much so, that many hospitals in my area have had to close due to lack of patients.

There's no scarcity in America of hospital beds, and no one here is deprived of a room who "needs" it.

And no scarcity will happen here, either, unless some Dim gets elected and we end up with Hillary-care.

141 posted on 11/07/2003 9:55:37 PM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: sweetliberty; MSCASEY
OnStar in cars offers the ability to unlock car doors remotely via satellite. That's what I was thinking about.
142 posted on 11/07/2003 9:56:10 PM PST by FatherOfLiberty (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: huck von finn
If the neighbor asked for it, quite true.
143 posted on 11/07/2003 10:00:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: Mamzelle
Dean has always struck me as a bright, labile, explosive bipolar. It would not surprise me in the least if he were on Lithium or Depakoate.

Like many bipolars, he was (is?) a bad self-medicating alcoholic to boot. In AA they would call Dean's overall arrogant wacked-out demeaner a "Dry Drunk."

He is not mentally fit to be President.

144 posted on 11/07/2003 10:00:42 PM PST by friendly (Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.)
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To: jwalsh07
The purpose of the judicial branch is to interpret the law, period.
145 posted on 11/07/2003 10:03:54 PM PST by huck von finn
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To: All
Why are all of you wasting so much of your valuable resources responding to an obvious and viscious troll?
146 posted on 11/07/2003 10:13:32 PM PST by Quietly
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To: huck von finn
The DUTY of all branches is to obey the constitution, PERIOD. They are sworn such on oath. If one egregiously violates a civil right (in this case the right to life) the others have not just the right but the DUTY to step in with all their power whether or not all agree. Belated, fishy, conflicted-interest hearsay which would not have sufficed to send a ritual child rapist torture murderer to Florida's electric chair, is being taken to justify a state sanctioned private execution of a disabled person. If you want your right to life subjugated to such as that, by all means bow down to the court gods. But don't be surprised when they come and get YOU.
147 posted on 11/07/2003 10:16:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- DFU. Go Godsquad!!!)
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To: The Other Harry
Terri doesn't NEED that room, as you say. Terri should not even be in that place. She is in a hospice. Terri is not now, nor has she ever been, terminally ill. She no more requires a hospital or nursing home setting than anyone else who is not sick. She is not hooked to any machines. She is manually fed through a tube.

The hospice is acting as a prison, complete with guards....to keep her family out. Terri is responsive. She feels pain. There is testimony that she communicates pain. She responds to her mother. She smiles. She cries. She tries to speak, in fact she was starting to say a few words at one point. She is severely disabled. There have been many doctors who have testified that she could be rehabilitated to some extent, that she could be taught to eat, that she could be taught to communicate.

Her so called husband, who has been in adulterous relationships since not too long after Terri's initial trauma, only allowed her to have therapy until he got the award for malpractice, which, incidentally, he was awarded specifically for the purpose of Terri's rehabilitation and every penny of which he tearfully swore to the jury he would spend for that purpose. Once that money was safely pocketed, he began denying Terri ANY therapy, ANY environmental stimulation, very limited contact with the only people who are looking out for her. Until that time, she had been improving. She went for outings in a wheel chair, to the mall and home for holidays. When her wheel chair broke, he refused to replace it.....or to allow anybody else to replace it. He has kept her a prisoner.

The healthiest of people would suffer tremendously under the stress of the kind of deprivation this man has subjected Terri to. Her parents want to take her home and care for her. They want to get her the therapy she has long been denied. There are specialists who have volunteered to treat Terri without cost and whatever costs are incurred, her parents are willing to pay.

There is a lot of evidence that her "husband" is responsible for her being injured in the first place. The money that was supposed to go for Terri's care has gone instead into paying a legal hitman to have her killed, or to finish the job he started 13 years ago, as the case may be. It is entirely possible that he can't afford to have her learn to communicate too well. And even if he wasn't responsible for her "injuries," he is guilty of abuse and neglect of a disabled person as well as of misusing funds allocated for her care. He gave up his "right" as next of kin when he started bedding and producing children with another woman. He has, and has had for most of that 13 years, clear conflicts of interest. Finally, after all these years, Terri's parents are going to get to present their case.

This picture is how Terri looked BEFORE Michael Schiavo withdrew all therapy, even the most basic comfort and hygiene care, from her.

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The second one is how she looked around the time Michael got the award for her treatment.

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And finally, how she looks now.

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Do you still believe it is acceptable to kill her?

148 posted on 11/07/2003 10:31:24 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Quietly
Ummmm, we want the practice?? ;o)
149 posted on 11/07/2003 10:31:34 PM PST by Ladysmith (Low-carbing works!! (223.0 (-37.6)))
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To: The Other Harry
I don't know about Terri, but ten years on life-support seems to me like long enough, I wouldn't want it. That's not so say that she doesn't.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and magnanimously grant that you are simply uninformed about Terri's case. At least 5 people have tried to correct your misunderstanding of Terri being on "life support", but yet you persist in promulgating this misunderstanding.

I am a medical professional, so I will try to explain in simple terms Terri's so-called "life support". You eat and drink food and liquids through your mouth. From your mouth they go into a tube (your esophagus) down to your stomach. Terri's "life support" simply bypasses her mouth and esphagus by inserting a tube (think faux esophagus) through her abdomen directly into the top section of her stomach. Someone has to mix up the food and put it into the tube, but that is the extent of Terri's "life support" for nutrition. Terri's brain works well enough for her to breath on her own, regulate her temperature on her own, regulate her heartbeat on her own - there are no machines helping her to live (unless you count the blender to puree the food and liquids).

Terri is not "using up" resources that could go toward someone else. She is currently warehoused by her unloving, unfaithful HINO (husband in name only) in a Hospice facility. She has parents who want to take her home and take care of her for the rest of her natural life. I encourage you to think carefully about the potential impact of your seemingly careless philosophy toward life. What if someday a god-judge determined that you were "using up" too much food or oxygen?

PLEASE! Go to Terri's Fight website and spend about 15 minutes reading up on her case. Also, view the videos of Terri available there. Then come back and discuss.

Have a good night.

150 posted on 11/07/2003 10:36:14 PM PST by FatherOfLiberty (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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