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ProLifeblogs ^ | June 27 2007 | plb

Posted on 07/01/2007 3:27:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser

Edited on 07/02/2007 4:50:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
May all have a wonderful Fourth of July and may all remember what made our country great so that we may stay vigilant in its protection from constant attack!

Meanwhile, our topic continues apace.

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WASHINGTON (BP)—New studies demonstrate that doctors should be extremely cautious about diagnosing patients as being in a vegetative state and in limiting their expectations of improvement.

Research teams from Belgium reported about 40 percent of patients they studied were misdiagnosed as in a vegetative state, when they actually should have been diagnosed as in a minimally conscious state, according to a June 20 report on News-Medical.Net, an online medical news service. Another Belgian team found about 25 percent of patients diagnosed in an acute vegetative state when they enter a hospital had a good opportunity to regain a considerable percentage of their faculties and as much as half would reacquire some level of consciousness.

A comparison with past studies demonstrated the incidence of misdiagnosis has not fallen in the last 15 years, News-Medical.Net reported.

The reports followed by two years the death of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died of complications from dehydration. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, in a legal battle with Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, gained a ruling from a Florida court to have her feeding tube disconnected. She had been diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state and had been receiving nutrition and hydration through a tube since 1990, when she collapsed and suffered a brain injury.

Pro-life bioethics specialist Wesley Smith addresses issues of life support, doctor-family communication and medical directives on the bioethics.com weblog. He is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

Vegetative state diagnosis often wrong, study shows

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51 posted on 07/04/2007 3:23:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Thanks to wagglebee for this find. As many know, I got a jump start on this topic a couple decades ago in the more humble environs of HLI. In those days, we brought our handicapped son with us and joined around the table with a few volunteers and Fr. Paul Marx and stuffed envelopes, learned the massive scope of the culture of death surrounding us all. Most all staff are gone now, and the facility is moved to a more productive place and is still doing that impressive work. Fr. Marx and his HLI did much to shape our direction, me as a lukewarm protestant, as I am sure it helped shape the direction of an ally in those days, protestant Randall Terry. Following the episode at Pinellas Park with Terri, Randall Terry converted to Catholicism as we know. Here is a short excerpt from their current report on embryonic stem cells. It is in .pdf form.

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Ukrainian trafficking in baby parts—Reported by Brian
Clowes, March 2007
The March 2006 HLI Special Report described how John Fusto, my wife Kathy
and I visited Barbados in 2005 and exposed the Institute for Regenerative
Medicine, or IRM. The doctors at this facility claim on the IRM Website that
they can completely cure or ameliorate every disease or injury known to man
— including spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes,
cancer, arthritis, and diseases of the liver, nervous system, blood, heart, and
bowel.

The IRM has gone a long way towards fulfilling its promise to make Barbados
the “Embryonic Stem Cell Capital of the World.” It imports aborted baby parts from Ukraine, liquefies them into a
kind of “preborn pureé,” then injects them directly
into the arms or body organs of customers. According
to the IRM, these cells use a kind of “radar” to
seek out diseased or damaged cells in the patient’s
body and repair them. The IRM claims an astonishing
96% improvement rate in curing virtually
every disease ever recorded.
Rich English and American women find their way
to this remote complex (at their own expense, of course), and
are injected with fetal stem cells at $25,000 per session. Barnett
Suskind, CEO of the IRM, says that “It’s the most natural form of healing
there is. You think better, sleep better, look better. Your quality of life
improves and your libido certainly improves.”

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52 posted on 07/04/2007 3:37:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Greatest of lies wrap carefully around a core of truth. Perhaps this could be written up into a manual as Convolution for Dummies.

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There are evidently not enough raving ideologues (yet) in the lower reaches of the judiciary, for the Libby case is not the first time Republican appointees have found against Republicans in court. The Florida judge who found that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube could be removed, was a Republican appointee. So, for that matter, was the Federal judge who found the creationist school board of Dover, Pennsylvania, guilty of “breathtaking inanity.”

So, for that matter, was U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who prosecuted Libby.

Kill All the Professionals

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53 posted on 07/04/2007 3:45:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Once more the Libby disappointment is punctuated by a curse at Terri's Legacy. True conservatives better start getting this straight. Leftists fear the Terri Legacy and will do so as the elections loom. They already proved their fear. Only a precious few such as Duncan Hunter recognize this.

It would have been one thing if the Libby commutation had been an aberration. But here is a man who as governor of Texas openly mocked a woman whom he had just put to death by pursing his lips and squeaking “please don’t kill me” after she had appealed to him for clemency. Who did not intervene in a single one of the over 150 death sentences carried out on his watch although there were reasons to do so in at least several of them. Who as president did intervene against the wishes of Terri Schiavo’s husband. Who did not intervene when it became widely known that Tom Foley was preying on congressional pages or condemn his aberrance when he slunk off to a drunk tank. Who twice intervened to block expansion of federal funding of promising stem cell research.

The Immorality of George Walker Bush

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54 posted on 07/04/2007 3:50:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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And again, a Puffington Host jab on a regular basis, once again following the playbook, Convolution for Dummies...

They seem to have all the power. We seem to have none of it. We're supposed to live in a democracy. This is so frustrating to so many people. The politicians have misjudged the mood of the country again. This is another Terri Schiavo like moment. People are pissed and they want to take their government back. They want to be equal under the law again. It's not too much to ask for.

Bill Maher is Wrong: Libby is the Straw That Broke the Camel's Back

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55 posted on 07/04/2007 3:54:23 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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We remember this group from Pinellas Park...

Lou Engle, founder of The Call, has spent much of the last few years in Washington, D.C., where he has presided over a group of ministries, including the Justice House of Prayer (JHOP). At JHOP, worshippers pray for the Supreme Court and political leaders 24 hours a day. Engle also started The Cause, a group of protesters who convey their dismay with abortion by covering their mouths with tape that has the word “life” printed on it. This group was also active at the Terri Schiavo brouhaha in Florida.

But now they’re here. Nashville is, Engle says, “a great place to believe that God can change history.” The Tennessee General Assembly apparently agrees, as the body passed a resolution honoring Engle and The Call, saying Engle “epitomizes the spirit and commitment that are characteristic of a true Tennessean.”

A Cry Out to God

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56 posted on 07/04/2007 3:59:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Anyone watch Coma on HBO last night?


57 posted on 07/04/2007 4:01:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Ping to wagglebee thread...

Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) -- After years of declining abortion totals, Minnesota saw its abortion figures jump five percent in 2006 compared with the 2005 numbers. Pro-life groups say Planned Parenthood is to blame because they are opening more facilities, but a representative of the abortion business calls that notion ridiculous.

Minnesota Planned Parenthood Rep: We're Not to Blame for Abortion Jump

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58 posted on 07/04/2007 4:08:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Pinged from Terri Dailies

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59 posted on 07/04/2007 4:10:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Oops


60 posted on 07/04/2007 4:14:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Wagglebee thread on Tiller the Killer...

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller may have violated a Kansas law saying that such abortions can only be done for legitimate health reasons and if two physicians sign off on them. Now that pro-abortion Attorney General Paul Morrison has charged him with 19 violations of the law, he's suing to overturn it.

As the first response to the new charges, attorneys for Tiller have filed a lawsuit claiming the Kansas law is unconstitutional. Tiller's attorneys argue that the provision of the law that requires two or more doctors to sign off on late-term abortions is invalid.

Abortion Practitioner George Tiller's Lawyers Challenge Law He Violated

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61 posted on 07/04/2007 4:16:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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>> She had been diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state and had been receiving nutrition and hydration through a tube since 1990, when she collapsed and suffered a brain injury.

Ah, reporters. Terri wasn't PVS. She didn't "collapse." This would be extremely rare from any imaginable cause.

We have looked at three "explanations" in another thread -- well, two lame stories; the third is nothing but empty rhetoric. One, "sudden arrhythmia death syndrome," SADS. This is a catch-all category for "we don't know what happened" cases. Even in autopsy studies, the medics couldn't figure out the cause of death. 30 unexplained deaths per year for all U.S. females from ages 15 to 34. It calculated to 1 in 2,500,000. If anyone wants to bet against those odds, we will remind you why lotteries are a tax on the stupid.

Two, Seldane interaction. Even rarer, though we haven't finished the calculation. Seldane is an antihistamine introduced in 1985, useful for not causing drowsiness, and used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It can cause serious or fatal heart arrhythmias in certain very rare cases involving liver disease or interaction with erythromycin or anti-fungal drugs. In twelve years of use by many millions of people, it was linked to 40 severe reactions (eight of them fatal). In the five years before Terri's injuries, only one problem was reported for the whole country. And in the 12 years, only one bad reaction was found at a normal dose with no other drug involved. (In contrast, plain old aspirin kills 500 people a year according to one estimate I found.) Seldane was replaced in 1997 by a chemical cousin that did not have the drug interactions. Terri had a prescription for Seldane at one point, but was no longer taking it at the time of her injury (according to Michael himself), nor taking any other medication that would have reacted with it. It's a fairy tale to blame Terri's cardiac arrest on drugs she wasn't taking -- especially when her injuries occurred during a big fight with Michael.

Third -- deny, deny, deny. No cause offered, just chant "you don't have any facts." The visitors deny that a nearly dead body on the hallway floor is evidence. But they are happy to believe millions-to-one fantasies about how she got there. That is obsession.

Domestic violence is the number one cause of death and injury to young women. That, of course, is the one thing that the visitors will not look at -- even though Terri is known to have suffered her injuries during a fight with Michael. The fight was so bad, a girl friend offered Terri shelter that night -- from Michael. Too bad Terri didn't go! A few hours later she was found on the hallway floor, all but dead. The only suspect is Michael. He lied about what happened and he has no alibi.

62 posted on 07/04/2007 4:30:19 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Todd Gitlin?! He was a leader in the New Left in the 1960s. Still at it :-) It’s a hoot when a lifelong leftist ideologue accuses anyone else of being a prisoner of ideology.


63 posted on 07/04/2007 4:36:11 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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To: bjs1779; BykrBayb; T'wit; floriduh voter; wagglebee
If you haven't yet checked out this post #52 of information given to me by wagglebee, I hope you all get a chance to read this article by HLI.

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64 posted on 07/04/2007 4:42:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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>> "Abortion Practitioner George Tiller's Lawyers Challenge Law He Violated"

Now you listen here, God. We find your commandment "Thou shall not kill" to be unconstitutionally vague in its wording and too broad in application. Besides, you have no standing in this court. You can't just go around telling people not to kill babies. We are having all ten of your Commandments thrown out by the first judge we can find who takes bribes.

65 posted on 07/04/2007 4:42:33 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Getting injected with dead babies is a bit too cannibalistic for my tastes.


66 posted on 07/04/2007 4:44:55 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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Libs think they can outvote God because He has only three votes, or one, depending...


67 posted on 07/04/2007 4:52:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: T'wit

I cannot think of any acts more Satanic than this, right out of the playbook, Evil for Dummies...


68 posted on 07/04/2007 4:54:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Don’t know if you saw this, for those who are interested in Duncan Hunter:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1860339/posts?q=1&;page=1


69 posted on 07/04/2007 6:00:37 AM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there. http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


70 posted on 07/04/2007 6:11:13 AM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there. http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: 8mmMauser

Refresh my memory. Didn’t the Nazis require three doctors to sign off on euthanasia?


71 posted on 07/04/2007 10:26:34 PM PDT by BykrBayb (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub ~ )
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From my memory of the film of Sophie Scholl, that was what it took. No guarantee on my memory unless/until I rewatched it on DVD again, but I was impressed that the Nazi's were more concerned than some sanctioned killers in America these days. I keep getting tiller and killer mixed up in my mind.

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

72 posted on 07/05/2007 3:44:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Carrie K. Hutchens sounds off on Jesse Ramirez and Terri on the Dakota Voice. Recommend reading the whole article...

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I was reading ABC News', "Pulling the Plug: Ethicists Debate Ramirez Case",  by Dan Childs, ABC News Medical Unit (June 28, 2007) and found it interesting how the defense is still up. No case is ever like Terri Schiavo's. There is always an alleged difference, with similarities downplayed or outright denied. Might that be because people are starting to realize that an innocent woman was wrongly starved and dehydrated to death, like Jesse Ramirez almost was?

We do have it right in our face that the law does not have true safeguards in place. Had the Ramirez family not stepped in, Jesse Ramirez would most likely not be with us today, let alone sitting up in his bed and interacting with people. It doesn't even matter if Rebecca Ramirez was basing her decision upon incomplete information the doctors provided. It shouldn't be that easy to make a mistake. After all, this type of mistake is beyond serious -- not an Oops! It is forever and someone is dead!

There are several issues at hand.

Childs writes, "The injuries Ramirez sustained in his accident were traumatic in nature, meaning that the shock of impact likely ripped apart some of the fragile connections in his brain, leading to his coma. "These injuries, on occasion, can heal to a certain extent, allowing the patient to recover functionality. This is far different from the damage caused by anoxia, in which a lack of oxygen to the brain causes irreparable brain damage. Those who suffer this type of damage, including Schiavo, have a much slimmer chance of ever regaining consciousness. "...................................................................

Claim: Jesse Ramirez Case Unlike Terri Schiavo's

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73 posted on 07/05/2007 3:50:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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This appears in an Australian publication, BioEdge.

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Eighteen days after his wife instructed doctors to withdraw food and water, an Arizona man has awakened from a coma. Jesse Ramirez Jr, 36, had suffered brain injuries in an accident on May 30. Only few days later, on June 8, his wife Rebecca had his feeding tubes removed. However, his parents and his sister fought this decision in the courts and on June 13 he was reconnected. Now he is sitting up in a hospital bed, giving a thumb-up sign to visitors and giving hugs and kisses. His doctors had predicted that he would be blind and would remain in a permanent vegetative state.

A spouse feuding with in-laws over a comatose patient -- it is difficult to avoid comparing the plight of Jesse Ramirez with Florida woman Terri Schiavo. However, in this case, Mrs Ramirez freely admits that her relationship with her husband was strained. In fact, it was during a fierce quarrel that their SUV overturned. She escaped with minor injuries and he ended up in a coma with a broken neck and head trauma. She told police that he had suspected her of infidelity and became enraged. As part of a settlement with her in-laws, Mrs Ramirez has transferred care of her husband to a court-appointed guardian. ~ USA Today, Jun 26

HASTY DECISIONS IN ARIZONA COMA CASE

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74 posted on 07/05/2007 3:56:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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>> I was impressed that the Nazi's were more concerned than some sanctioned killers in America these days.

Actually, they were, and that film was based on the original notes of the Nazi interrogator. OUTSTANDING movie!!

75 posted on 07/05/2007 3:57:09 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary; wagglebee; BykrBayb; T'wit; bjs1779
From the Alligator, a Clearwater parts harvest. Alligator or crock, you decide...

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Photo
Photo Courtesy of the Crane Family
Henry Crane, left, is pictured here with his mother, LeeAnn, and brother Austin. Crane was hit by a car on Archer Road while riding his bicycle on Tuesday.

The friends and family of Henry Crane, a UF chemistry senior, said he was always ready to help people.

Now, even on life support, he's still helping.

Crane, 21, was cycling on Archer Road near Shands at UF when a car struck him at about 9 a.m. Tuesday. The Clearwater native planned to pursue a graduate degree in sports management.

Henry's mother, LeeAnn Crane, said he was taken to Shands' Surgical Intensive Care Unit with severe head, brain and spinal injuries. As of Wednesday evening, Shands medical staff was arranging recipients for Crane's organs. Crane's family members said he would be taken off life support early this morning.

After the crisis over Terri Schiavo, Crane decided to create a living will at the age of 19. It was a comfort, Crane's mother said, because the family could follow his wishes exactly.

"Henry did not want to live in a body that didn't function," she said. "His life blessed those who knew him, and now he will bless those who receive his gifts of life."

His mother said the outpour of support from Crane's friends was overwhelming.................................

Student's will aids in life or death decision

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76 posted on 07/05/2007 4:05:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: T'wit

Outstanding movie is right, and available on DVD.


77 posted on 07/05/2007 4:06:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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More from Australia, by way of Steven Ertelt of LifeNews...

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Canberra, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- New draft guidelines in Australia put together by a national health committee say that comatose and incapacitated patients like Terri Schiavo should not be denied food and water. The new guidelines are voluntary and are aimed at helping health care workers and families.

A committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council published the guidelines which say that medical personnel should presume that a patient wants food and water when their decision is unknown.

That was the problem in the Terri Schiavo case -- her family and former husband Michael disagreed about whether she would want nutrition provided. Courts ultimately sided with Michael and Terri died after a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death.

The council also stressed the importance of communication between doctors and patients and families to help avoid disagreements.

According to a report in The Australian newspaper, the guidelines say that stopping food and water should only be considered when it is causing medical complications for the patient "such as respiratory infections because of food being breathed into the lungs."
The issue is "never whether the patient's life is worthwhile, but whether a treatment is worthwhile" the guidelines say................................

Australia Draft Guidelines Favor Feeding Patients Like Terri Schiavo

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78 posted on 07/05/2007 4:10:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Once more from Australia, with a caveat about writer bias...

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DRAFT guidelines intended to head off any repeat in Australia of the 2005 legal battle over the fate of US brain-damaged patient Terri Schiavo have been published by the nation's top health standards body.

The guidelines, compiled by a committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council, say there should be a presumption in favour of continuing feeding.

They stress the importance of communication between doctors and families to avoid disagreements.

Schiavo, who had been in a persistent vegetative state since 1990, hit world headlines in 2005 after her case was dragged through the US Congress and courts amid a bitter dispute between her husband and her Catholic parents over whether to withdraw her feeding tube.

She was eventually allowed to die in March 2005 after the US Supreme Court declined to intervene.

'Keep feeding coma patients'

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79 posted on 07/05/2007 4:14:21 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Thread from monomaniac on the Katrina Killing... Thanks Coleus and BykrBayb.

New Orleans, LA (LifeNews.com) -- Two nurses accused of euthanizing patients in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have seen the charges against them dropped by the district attorney in the case. Nurses Lori Budo and Cheri Landry were arrested along with physician Anna Pou on charges that they killed four patients. All three worked at New Orleans' Memorial Medical Center at the time of the hurricane.

The three were accused of killing as many as nine patients so they could relinquish their responsibility for patients and flee the hospital as conditions there deteriorated.

Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Two Hurricane Katrina Nurses

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80 posted on 07/05/2007 4:26:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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This thread from wagglebee is about respecting the tradition of certain Brazilian tribes to kill their kids. Maybe they want to be as "with-it" as many enthusiasts here.

BRASILIA, July 4, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Brazilian university professor claimed that the practice of infanticide by indigenous tribes should be respected as a cultural practice, the Telegraph reports.

Dr. Erwin Frank, an anthropology professor at the Federal University of Roraima, Brazil, is quoted in the Telegraph as having defended the violent practice, saying, "This is their way of life and we should not judge them on the basis of our values. The difference between the cultures should be respected."

Anthropology Professor says Tribal Killing of Disabled Babies Should be Respected

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81 posted on 07/05/2007 4:34:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Wagglebee thread on Jill Stanek look at abortion and slavery...

Pro-aborts have fallen into "the antis' trap" by "focusing on the abortion procedure itself"? Bean, that's called "informed consent," and your people fight that every step of the way. In actuality, pro-aborts run like a hemorrhage from discussions of the "abortion procedure itself."

And comparing pregnant mothers to slaves? As Bean confessed, maintaining that abortion brings "freedom and autonomy" is not just repulsive, it's disingenuous. As a saying goes, "Everyone who supported slavery was free. Everyone who supports abortion was born. That's how oppression works."

And I've heard them lately say more than the opposite, calling preborn babies freeloaders or parasites – less than slaves, who don't even reciprocate for food and shelter.

Jill Stanek: Who are the slaves?

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82 posted on 07/05/2007 4:38:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Suicide Swiss style, thread by wagglebee.

Ottawa, Canada (LifeNews.com) -- A Canadian man who took his wife to an assisted suicide facility in Switzerland so she could kill herself will not be charged. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have cleared retired Anglican minister Eric MacDonald of any charges in connection with his wife's death.

MacDonald accompanied his wife Elizabeth to Zurich and she died in his arms on June 8 after taking a lethal cocktail of drugs to kill herself.

Because assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and the death did not occur on Canadian soil, the RCMP determined no crime was committed. Had the assisted suicide occurred in Canada, those involved could have gone to jail for as much as 14 years.

Canada Man Who Took Wife to Switzerland For Assisted Suicide Not Charged

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83 posted on 07/05/2007 4:42:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Rudy flipflop thread by wagglebee...

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani appears to have flip-flopped on what he thinks about the Supreme Court potentially overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. Giuliani hasn't suddenly become pro-life; instead, he told the Wall St. Journal he now won't answer the question of what he thinks.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published over the weekend, Giuliani was asked: “Roe v Wade, should it be overturned?”

Giuliani demurred, saying, “I don't answer that because I wouldn't want a judge to have to answer that."

Rudy Giuliani Flip-Flops, Now Won't Answer Roe Abortion Question

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84 posted on 07/05/2007 4:46:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

The media’s covenant is to always say that her case was different which means that it was okay to murder her. It’s never okay to kill innocent people. Terri was alert and aware and they murdered her anyway. Judge Greer is going somewhere especially hot someday.


85 posted on 07/05/2007 3:59:02 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser & REMEMBER TERRI IN CAMPAIGN 2008)
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To: All; 8mmMauser; floriduh voter; wagglebee

Proof that we don’t have to “settle.” Poll #’s just before the primaries in previous election:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1861476/posts


86 posted on 07/05/2007 6:37:16 PM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there. http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Sun

Good point, as many fret that the bad guys are ahead on both sides of the aisle.


87 posted on 07/06/2007 3:36:12 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

The rush is that people don’t want to pay the bills, maybe, or be inconvenienced. Noble reasons [/sarc]


88 posted on 07/06/2007 3:45:36 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Once again we have a disturbing peek into the dark recesses of the liberal mind at work in convolution. But if that is not enough horror for this day, scroll down to the thinking of the people who read this OpEd.

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If you listen to their rhetoric, the mission of the Conservative movement is to get big government off the people’s backs and out of their lives, live by what the framers of the Constitution intended, and help the least of us to enjoy the same liberties as the most of us. 

That’s what they say they expect from our lawmakers and from our courts. And they’ll tell you it’s the reason they get apoplectic about what they call “activist judges.”If we needed any more proof of their hypocrisy after the disgrace of the Terry Schiavo affair, it would be easy to find in the decisions of the Supreme Court session just ended. 

The Supreme Court is supposed to be the last resort for the least of us, the one door always open to ordinary citizens seeking justice.  

So consider how the Court ruled this term

EXACTLY WHAT ARE CONSERVATIVE JUDGES CONSERVING?

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89 posted on 07/06/2007 3:54:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
As the left continues to boggle the mind for standing thing on their heads, they continue to rail against the judiciary. So what do they use as an example? The case of Terri of course... Even though the entire Judiciary was on their side against Terri from the beginning, somehow the leftists reversed the whole action as the stain from Terri refuses to wash off.

As disturbing as Bush's reckless use of his executive authority is, it comes as no surprise. Preferential treatment for Scooter Libby is just the latest lawless act by an outlaw administration. Add it up: stealing the election in Florida; rigging the courts in the Terri Schiavo case; tapping phones without a court order; torturing prisoners; refusing to release names of visitors to the vice president's mansion; using quickly discarded political e-mails for official government business; and firing U.S. attorneys because they refused to perform political dirty tricks. This gang doesn't hesitate to break or abuse the law. We've never seen so much corruption from one administration.

Press: Unequal justice under the law

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90 posted on 07/06/2007 4:09:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Carrie Hutchens' article posted yesterday is repeated today in LifeNews and worthy of a repeat for any who may have missed it. Here is more excerpt.

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In Terri Schiavo's case, the majority of people were not aware of all the facts nor the possibility that a conscious human being could be starved and dehydrated to death by a spouse, guardian, court, hospital or simply anyone. Even if one does not want to believe that Terri was conscious, Andrea Clark from Texas cannot be forgotten. She was indeed conscious, but the doctor and hospital felt it was within their rights to deem her futile and pull the plug. Perhaps if her case had been first, Terri would have had a chance.

~Snip~

Jesse Ramirez's family didn't agree with his wife's decision and sought to have his feeding tube replaced. Judge Katz granted the request, appointed a guardian and set up a hearing. This saved Jesse's life! Too bad Katz wasn't also the Schiavo judge. Perhaps the outcome would have been much different. Nevertheless, when did it become acceptable to starve and dehydrate people to death? How can anyone suggest that is a humane thing to do only to non-criminal humans? There is no logic.

The Schiavo and Ramirez cases are very similar in that they show us just how careless we have become with the lives of those who have been injured or fall ill.

The Terri Schiavo case was a wake up call!

Though the snooze button appears to have been hit, with people still under false beliefs that molded their opinions, the Ramirez case is a loud and clear alarm going off! A man with a chance to recover was nearly murdered by a society and its trend to be too ready to give up and pull the plug on others. What does that say about us as a society?

Maybe it is time to do some serious soul searching, while we still have souls to search!

Terri Schiavo Case Opened Pandora's Box for Mistreating Disabled Patients

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91 posted on 07/06/2007 4:21:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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A doctor comments on the Texas Futile Care Law. Maybe it is a just a bit too inflexible in addressing misunderstandings, says he...

For several weeks this spring, national attention was focused on a mother's struggle to prevent the Children's Hospital of Austin from withdrawing life support from her infant son. Emilio Gonzales was an 18-month-old boy who had Leigh's disease, a progressive and fatal neurometabolic disorder. He had been on life support in the intensive care unit for 5 months. The hospital had invoked the Texas Advance Directives Act, which authorized it to withdraw life support if an ethics committee had determined that further life support was medically inappropriate and provided the hospital gave the family 10 days' notice and attempted to transfer Emilio to an alternative provider. With the support of lawyers and a coalition of advocacy groups, Ms. Gonzales had successfully obtained extensions of the deadline, but Emilio died before the judge issued a final ruling on the case.

The Gonzales case is the most recent in a series of famous "futility" cases, including those of Helga Wanglie, Baby L, and Baby K. All are stories about families' insisting on the continued use of life-sustaining treatments that physicians consider to be medically inappropriate. Many of these cases are the product of a severe breakdown of trust in the relationship between the clinicians and the patient's family. Even in the best circumstances, physicians often communicate poorly, and this deficiency is exacerbated when the communication must occur across the gaps created by language, class, and culture. Improvement of physicians' communication and conflict-resolution skills would no doubt go a long way toward preventing such cases from occurring.

Tackling Medical Futility in Texas

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92 posted on 07/06/2007 4:27:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh; bjs1779; BykrBayb; wagglebee; T'wit
Sigh.... I am whelmed.

Thread by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh on someone not sitting still and accepting the "need" to harvest organs, albeit too late. Thanks, wagglebee, for the ping.

The mother of a San Luis Obispo man who died after an attempted organ donation at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center last year claims she never gave hospital officials consent to take her son off life-support and was misinformed when agreeing to the organ harvest, according to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Rosa Navarro also alleges in her June 29 civil lawsuit that a transplant surgeon misrepresented himself as her son’s doctor, an allegation the surgeon’s attorney strongly denies. She also said she agreed to the organ donation only because she believed her son had no chance of survival.

Organ Harvest: Civil Suit Allegs Man on Life Support Murdered by Doctors for Organs

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93 posted on 07/06/2007 4:37:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; T'wit
Sigh.... I am whelmed.

Wow, it's fairly easy to be overwhelmed or underwhelmed, but how often is someone simply whelmed?

94 posted on 07/06/2007 4:39:31 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: narses; floriduh voter

Thanks for the ping to above article.

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95 posted on 07/06/2007 4:39:49 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Thread by wagglebee shows the impact of the issue of Partial Birth Abortion on our way of thinking.

Several key events took place during those fourteen years that have forever changed the way Americans view abortion on demand. And we can thank the drive to pass the ban on partial-birth abortions for the change.

For the first time ever, major national newspapers began describing an abortion procedure. For many people, this was a revelation. Most Americans don't really think about what happens during an abortion procedure—any abortion procedure—and to have one particular procedure described so thoroughly was truly a coup of sorts.

No longer could your average American ignore the reality or the brutality of abortion.

Helpful Impact of Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Can't Be Overestimated

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96 posted on 07/06/2007 4:44:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Awww. They hosed killer tiller's abortuary and got it all wrong. It is tiller who needs to be hosed. And the hosers were not doing pro-life much of a favor either.

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- The abortion center that houses the business of Kansas late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller was vandalized on Tuesday night. Tiller has made national headlines because he is the subject of 19 misdemeanor charges that he did illegal abortions and he could be headed to prison if convicted.

Apparently someone was able to get by the security cameras posted at Tiller's abortion facility and gain access to the roof of his building.

Once there, the vandals cut a hole in the roof and inserted a garden hose and eventually flooded the abortion center with water.

Abortion Center of Kansas Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Vandalized

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97 posted on 07/06/2007 4:50:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; bjs1779; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; T'wit; Sun

As disgusting as it is to watch the death culters around here try to justify euthanasia, it’s even more disgusting to see them justify butchering someone for spare body parts. I have a feeling that just a few weeks ago none of them would have objected to cutting open Jesse Ramirez.


98 posted on 07/06/2007 4:50:33 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Wagglebee thread on forces pushing suicide...

The findings held regardless of whether the patient was treated with medication, psychotherapy, or both.

The results have an important bearing on the state of Oregon, the only one to allow assisted suicide. That's because virtually all of the patients who killed themselves with their doctor's help in 2006 did not receive any treatment for depression beforehand.

Study Finds Patients' Suicide Requests Lowered After Depression Treatment

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99 posted on 07/06/2007 4:55:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
>> the vandals cut a hole in the roof and inserted a garden hose and eventually flooded the abortion center with water.

What they should have done is cut a hole in the roof, stick in a suction tube, and suck out all the contents.

100 posted on 07/06/2007 5:20:28 AM PDT by T'wit (Visitors: you come here expecting a turkey shoot, and then you find out that you are the turkey.)
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