Skip to comments.Getting Away with Murder by Death - (If this doesn't scare you, nothing will)
Posted on 04/01/2005 6:56:34 PM PST by CHARLITE
Terri Schiavo is not the first innocent victim of murder sanctioned by judicial fiat, although the heroic efforts of her parents alerted the world about her heartbreaking death sentence.
Almost four decades ago, the fallacious concept of "brain death" was introduced to pry open the legal doors to the killing of another group of unnoticed innocents people who agree to donate their vital organs at death.
People are encouraged to consent in writing to allow another person to benefit from their vital organs, such as the heart or liver, after they die. Potential donors overcome their discomfort about the procedure by imagining they will be giving away unneeded organs from their cold, lifeless bodies. But the real situation is often quite different.
According to the testimony of Dr. Paul Byrne, a neonatologist from Toledo, Ohio, to a Pontifical Academy of Sciences meeting in Rome in February:
"All the vital signs of the donors are still present prior to the harvesting of organs, such as: normal body temperature and blood pressure; the heart is beating; vital organs, like the liver and kidneys, are functioning; and the donor is breathing with the help of a ventilator."
Since organs deteriorate rapidly after the moment of actual death, the "brain death" fiction allows them to be removed while they are still alive and usable for transplant.
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
I guess I'll keep my organs to myself. Especially now that we know there are people dying to kill me as early as they can anyway. Shame, because if I knew they were going to try everthing to make me live FIRST, then I wouldn't care. But with Dr. Death running around, forget about it.
"Harvest" someone else dirtbags
That slaps those TV twits who call themselves commentators, and those liberal talking heads, and the Dumocrats who said WE were in the minority. They got it wrong, wrong, wrong again. They just should have looked at the Bush 2004 map and figured the answers from there. Seeeesch! 79% WOW!
I think this why prisoners are in the sights of the culture of death.
Maybe Mr. Schiavo can be prevented from profiting from killing his wife.
I agree, well said by the author.
It sounds like another form of legalized murder. I'll have to do some more reading on it before I would advise people not to do it.
Success stories of organ transplants have always seemed bitter sweet to me. Sweet because a person and especially when it is a child gets a chance at a more or less normal life, bitter because another human had to die for them to have that chance.
If they file at the state level, the case will probably be heard by Greer.
New wording on Drivers liscense "Give me nutrition and hydration and leave my organs alone!"
Just as some stories tilt too much one way, this one tilts too much the other way.
One of the doctors who examined Terri's videotapes, was a woman doctor neurologist, whose specialty was exactly to determine who are the patients neurologically so far gone, so that their organs could be harvested. She determined that she would never consider Terri as an organ donor, because she was not in that kind of shape.
This said to me, that doctors do make a neurological assessment and they are fair -- considering her specialty, she could have come down on the side of those who just couldn't wait to kill Terri, but she didn't.
This tells me that doctors making those kinds of life and death decisions, are indeed taking their diagnosis seriously and are fair.
I hope people don't change their minds about being organ donors on account of this story.
Aliska, read my post 14, please,for a little more info.
What I can't figure out is how closing your eyes for prayer, laughing at jokes and being glad to see your mother medically proves you have a flat EEG?
Several years ago there was a movie called "Coma" - everybody should rent that movie. It too will scare the hell out of you - it's about organ donors.
I think that her article will interest you, plus this reply from the poster.
Section 2 of the constitution of the state of Florida states :
All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty ... No person shall be deprived of any right because of ... physical disability.
Jeb Bush had all the authority he needed to remove Terri from those who would kill her and save her life. Indeed, his oath of office requires it:
I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and government of the United States and of the state of Florida ...
10 posted on 04/01/2005 6:21:07 PM PST by mjtobias (Our love for Terri was immense; her parents' love was infinite; God's love is everlasting.)
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