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It does indicate however, the Vatican stand runs deeper and stronger than the wispy wishes of the barely committed.
The volume of the squeals measure the depth of the truth probe.
Catholic hospital officials are downplaying the declaration's effect. But some theologians are predicting that patients may feel compelled to leave or avoid Catholic hospitals and nursing homes. That goes especially for elderly people who might normally use a Catholic medical facility but do not want their end-of-life wishes contradicted.
Pope John Paul II gave mixed signals on the issue. In his 1995 encyclical, "Evangelium Vitae," he seemed to endorse the position that a feeding tube was extraordinary, saying, "Certainly the life of the body in its earthly state is not an absolute good for the believer." Yet in 2004 he indicated otherwise.
The lack of clarity, and lobbying by the National Right to Life Committee and others over the Terri Schiavo case in 2005, brought calls from the U.S. Bishops Conference for a ruling. That came last month. And it left little wiggle room.
Coming from perhaps the most powerful Vatican congregation, the declaration carries more weight than a passing statement in a papal speech.
Himes said theologians, not to mention many loyal Catholics, are mystified.
After a happy hiatus, the tar baby returns, just slightly with some good and bad. First, the bad. The tar baby still sticks.
Now the good. Charlie Crist is unhappy with Fred. Terri's death makes Charlie happy, so this might be a good sign.
He said he could not remember much about the Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy. And he implied that Cuban refugees could be dangerous.
Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, followed a meeting with Thompson in September by telling the media he "wasn't overjoyed" with what Thompson had to say about Florida issues.
Most pro-life people are outraged when they realize that Planned Parenthood, the number one abortion provider in the United States, is a tax exempt organization receiving hundreds of millions of our tax dollars. But everyone, pro-life or not, should be outraged over the criminal allegations Planned Parenthood faces in Overland Park, Kansas.
According to the 107-count indictment filed in Johnson County District Court yesterday, Planned Parenthood purposefully performed illegal late term abortions in violation of Kansas State law and unlawfully falsified documents in order to conceal that fact. They are also accused of failing to comply with the required medical reporting guidelines.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) Gardasil, Mercks questionable new vaccine against cervical cancer is expected to rake in at least a billion dollars in profits from sales, which will leave the pharmaceutical giant with more cash to donate to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Merck has a long history of supporting abortion and Gardasil profits could turn into a financial boost for Planned Parenthood, especially as US states and Canadian provinces begin either to encourage or require HPV vaccination for girls as young as 9.
This is no surprise.
Thread by cool2007. Thanks, wagglebee.
More than 100 babies with minor disabilities, such as a cleft palate or club foot, were aborted in one area of England in a three-year period, statistics reveal.
The data records that 54 babies with club feet, 37 with cleft palates or lips, and 26 with extra or webbed fingers or toes were aborted in south-west England between 2002 and 2005.
People who support abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research are worshipping modern-day false idols, Cardinal Justin Rigali said in Lincoln Saturday.
(They are) putting their faith in human ingenuity and technology, rather than following God and moral principles, he told about 350 people attending the annual Nebraska pro-life convention.
(We are still just now making our way home after this weekend...)
BEN STEIN gives her the point and says "correct."
Well, in a technical way, he is right. That is why the death enthusiasts hijacked the term. It sounds so, so.... happy!
So while he is correct about the definition, the usage is anything but happy. The dark, evil side loves to use opposites, like war is peace, good is bad, death with dignity, ad nauseum.
In a burst of I-toldja-so's, the issue pops up to the surface once more, perhaps, the bubble to finally burst. I mentioned at the outset with the first Fred and Terri dailies, the mistake he made was twofold. One was the mistake itself. But the second was the deep underestimation of the dark burden of guilt the media carries with Terri's Legacy around their necks like an albatross. No way would they let this gaffe slide, so they reminded and reminded.
This is a NYT piece so only a tiny exerpt will slip out of my keyboard.
But you will be allowed to read the whole thing at the link.;-)
But on Monday, when questioned at a news conference about his reaction to the Terri Schiavo case, Mr. Thompson opened up about the death, suggesting the Schiavo matter had particular resonance for him because of how his daughter, Elizabeth Panici, known as Betsy, had died.
“Obviously, I knew about the Schiavo case,” he said. “I had to face a situation like that in my own personal life with my own daughter.”
This thread is based on the earlier news article out of AP.
"And this will probably be the last time I ever address it."
Yeah, right, I am sure he means it, but the media just may not forget so soon. See numerous Fred and Terri dailies upthread here.
I am predicting the media will push Fred to declare his alliance with the dark side especially since they know about his daughter.
How desperate is Planned Parenthood? Just take a peek. I think PP is so anxious to force its faltering agenda in our faces, that it tries any means without shame. Perhaps these desperados are revealing their cards, realization momentum has failed them. Thread by wagglebee.
Students for Life suggests that some students were apparently unaware of where they were working, as one student left the building, called her mother and cried as the RMU faculty member demanded she return into the abortion clinic. "The student thankfully refused," said a Students for Life spokesman.
"A lot of colleges want to educate students on issues of community concern, and yet the Robert Morris administration is teaching how to destroy a community," Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, said. "Planned Parenthood targets minorities and the poor, and now Robert Morris is showing students that view is acceptable and that the poor are worth less than the privileged who can attend their expensive private school."
Thread by wagglebee.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Students at more than 4,000 junior high and high schools as well as college campuses will join together on Tuesday to present a silent, positive message against abortion. As organizers prepare for the fourth annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, they've heard from tens of thousands of students who want to share their pro-life views.
Stand True Ministries has put together this annual event as a way for students to silently protest abortion by representing the voices of unborn children who can't speak for themselves.
Yankeesdoodle thread on the strange world of a scientist. Thanks for the ping, wagglebee."If a child were not declared alive until three days after birth, then all parents could be allowed the choice that only a few are given under the present system," he said. "The doctor could allow the child to die if the parents so chose and save a lot of misery and suffering."
Fred's Schiavo do-over
"Obviously, I know about the Terri Schiavo case. I had to face a situation with that in my own personal life with my own daughter," Fred Thompson told reporters. But last month, the GOP hopeful said he didn't know enough to talk about the right-to-die case in Florida, where it occurred and where it is still a major issue.
I respect Fred Thompson a LOT. But, I was frankly a bit put off by this recent comment about Schiavo-type situations:
I know this is bandied about as a political issue, and people want to make it such and talk about it in the public marketplace a lot. I am a little bit uncomfortable about that, because it's an intensely personal thing with me. These things need to be decided by the family.
Erick here at Redstate praised these remarks by Thompson, but I would be more cautious.
People who say that the government should stay out of situations like the Schiavo situation are being naive and simplistic. In the Schiavo situation, the parents wanted one thing, and the husband wanted another thing. In such a situation, the government must intervene. And that's what the government finally did in the Schiavo situation; it intervened to forcibly prevent the parents from taking custody of their daughter.......................
Two presentations on caring for people who are dying will be held Oct. 23 at 7:00pm at Trinity High School Auditorium: "Compassionate Care for the Dying" by Dr. William Toffler and "Remembering Terri Schiavo: The Battle to Save My Sister's Life" with Mr. Bobby Schindler.
Medical expertise, as well as personal experience, will be shared about this important topic.
Dr. Toffler is co-founder of Physicians for Compassionate Care and Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. All are invited to this free event. Sponsored by Badlands Right to Life.
Is Karen Finley coasting on her reputation as one of our country's most controversial performance artists? That's the question that comes to mind after viewing her occasionally provocative, but mostly tedious new show Wake Up! at the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.
The performance artist's oeuvre includes the slyly satirical The American Chestnut and the stunning Make Love, which was the most moving and effective response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that I've yet encountered. But Finley has also misfired with the politically reductive and painfully dull George & Martha and this latest effort, which consists of two companion pieces, "The Dreams of Laura Bush" and "The Passion of Terri Schiavo," presented in one intermissionless evening.
The second piece on the bill is more effective. Finley begins it by using paint brushes and black ink to create her own Rorschach test, which serves as background image and potent metaphor for "The Passion of Terri Schiavo." She then takes on numerous voices on both sides of the national right-to-die debate that erupted around the coma victim in 2005.
Some of these perspectives -- such as Mel Gibson's -- are clearly skewered, while others are given more serious dramatic weight. Finley ably demonstrates how Terri Schiavo's body became a locus for anyone and everyone to project their own fears, desires, and anxieties upon, precisely because it was passive and unable to respond. "We all know that the most popular female is a victim," she states. And yet, there's something very manufactured about the relentless litany of abusive phrases that Finley repeats over and over, building to crescendos that she practically screams at the audience. It's a vocal trick she's used plenty of times in past performances to good effect but here it comes across as simply loud, and devoid of real passion. It's as if she's merely going through the motions, indicating an outrage that she's unable to otherwise communicate to her audience.
The cause of Mr. Benjamins woe stemmed from his conclusion that although U.S. tactical efforts against radical Islamist groups have to a large degree succeeded, the overall strategic outlook of the United States is becoming rapidly worse. He, therefore, recommended that the United States withdraw from Iraq.
Thank the pro-life, pro-gun heavens above in which Terry Schiavo and Jerry Falwell are undoubtedly prancing on celestial beaches and chomping on Triscuits that there were enough degenerates in the audience to chastise him, the deluded and unpatriotic bastard.
Italian courts are grappling with their own Terri Schiavo, a 34- year-old woman, Eluana Englaro, who has been in a coma for 15 years after an automotive accident. Her elderly father, Beppino, wants to turn off her feeding tube because she is living in an "inhuman and degrading condition".
The case has been working its way through the courts. A year ago, a court in Milan refused to authorise removal of nutrition and hydration. But earlier this month, Italy's highest appeals court ordered a retrial. The Cassation Court declared that a person's right to decide what medical treatment they receive should be respected even if doing so would cause their death.
Doctors say Eluana will never regain consciousness. Otherwise, however, she is healthy and has never required life-support systems. Her father asserts that she said plainly during her conscious life that she would not wish to live in a vegetative state. He has often compared her situation with Terri Schiavo's. ~ ANSA, Oct 16; International Herald Tribune, May 15
I can only guess from the title in the link that Pat Murphy has changed his name.
One would think Values Voters also would be hopping mad that President Bush vetoed more funds for the S-CHIP program for children's health care, which surely falls under the hallowed mission of "public policy that values human life." But no, Values Voters either are so irreversibly Republican to the core they'll buy anything with a Bush label, or saving children from deathly illness isn't the same to them as saving a fetus from abortion.
This crowd brought us the Terri Schiavo debaclethe humiliation of Congress enacting a law to keep Terri hooked to a tube, which President Bush flamboyantly signed after an overnight flight from his ranch to Washington, for naught. Terri died.
This ends with the phrase poor Fred may have to eat.
Asked again for his position on Terri Schiavo, Fred Thompson opened up about the death of his daughter from an accidental drug overdose in 02.
Obviously I knew about the Schiavo case. I had to face a situation like that in my own personal life. Neither federal nor local governments should play any role in making a familys end-of-life decisions, he said.
So making this into a political football is something I dont welcome. And this will probably be the last time I ever address it
Here, a lie less seen portrays the real impetus behind wanting to save Terri as the desire for the government to interfer. We are to suppose the religious in lib eyes could care less about Terri, but are enamoured with big government interference.
Liar, liar, liar!!!
Obviously, this approach may put Thompson in the American mainstream, at least on this issue, but this is certainly not what the Republican Party’s far-right base wanted to hear.
Dick Polman explained that Christian conservatives will likely see this as a major insult.
Thompson’s stance is definitely not in tune with the Christian conservative agenda. Their attitude - as evidenced by the Terri Schiavo case, the 24/7 cable TV melodrama of 2005 - is that the federal government should intervene in the private lives of families, and ensure, in accordance with their views of morality, that the doomed patient remains attached to the feeding tube. […]
It’s probably bad enough, from their perspective, that Thompson is known to be an infrequent churchgoer, that he once lobbied for an abortion rights group, and that he bestirred few hearts at the weekend Values Voter Summit. And now, from Thompson at his news conference, comes this blasphemy.
Indeed, I imagine the Dobson crowd will hear Thompson talking about government staying out of family matters and question the candidate’s commitment to most of the far-right agenda, practically all of which is predicated on the notion of the government getting entirely involved in family matters.
Rather than record the rest of the references, all echoing the same, may we just consider there a whole lot of 'em.
Cooper, a 40 year-old mother of three, signed an informed consent form for the abortion but two days later watched a pro-life video that changed her mind about going through with it.
When she finally arrived at the hospital for the scheduled abortion, Cooper said she only wanted to have it if doctors determined the drugs she took for the infection had damaged her baby.
Instead, she was taken immediately into surgery and the abortion was done, killing the baby.
"The show explores the abortion issue through the eyes of three women confronting what is undoubtedly the hardest decision they've ever made," Fox News says in a preview about the program.
It will feature Kayla, a 20-year-old pregnant student deciding whether to have an abortion; Jeanne, a 30-year-old mother of five who is struggling with drug addiction; and 26-year-old Brooke who has tried desperately to conceive.
Fox News also says the program "also shows an abortion procedure."
The small infection grows to a head, more I-toldja-so's
WASHINGTON - Two and a half years after Terri Schiavo became a celebrated cause among Republican leaders, the party's leading presidential candidates have expressed opposition to the way Congress intervened in the case, a sharp departure from past Republican strategy.
The break was highlighted this week when former US senator Fred Thompson joined three other leading Republican candidates in opposing Congress' effort in 2005 to allow the Schiavos to take their daughter's life support case to federal court. Thompson added an emotional element, saying he was part of a family decision about the fate of his daughter, Betsy Panici, who died at a Nashville hospital after being unconscious for six days following an apparent drug overdose.
The stand by the presidential candidates has proved disheartening to Schiavo's family, which fought to keep the comatose woman on life support. Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler, said he believes Republican candidates don't understand his sister's case. In a telephone interview, he said he will write this week to each candidate.
"I want to personally talk with them about Terri's case," he said. "They need to be fully informed. There obviously exists a lot of confusion about my sister's situation."............................................
And, I think it is completely coincidence. Our bunch wasn't much into humanism. LOL.
The new edition of "Planning for Uncertainty: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives for You and Your Family" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, $40 hardcover; $18.95 paperback). It was written by Doukas, who is the University of Louisville's William Ray Moore Endowed Chair of Family Medicine and Medical Humanism, and Dr. William Reichel, a Georgetown University affiliated scholar.
Doukas said adults need to be thinking about end-of-life issues, whether they're 21 or much older.
"You should document your values, you should document your preferences," Doukas said. "You should do this if you're an adult, period, because anybody can have an accident or a sudden illness."
Relatively young women, such as Terri Schiavo, Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Beth Cruzan, have become the subject of high-profile court battles after becoming incapacitated, he notes.
Please note: This is neither satire nor humor. The leftie actually passes it off as thought.
For instance: In July. Christians disrupted a Hindu priest as he led the U.S. Senate in prayer. Ms. Gray might argue that we are a Christian country, but I checked the U.S. Constitution. Sure enough, Article I states, "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion " The founding fathers placed no adjective in front of the word "religion" because they wished to promote religious tolerance.
Whatever happened to, "Love thy neighbor"? In 2005, conservative Christians led by then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Sen. Rick Santorum, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and President Bush, sought to use the powers of the federal government to deny Michael Schiavo his right to allow his severely brain-damaged wife, Terri, to die. The courts intervened, the machines were disconnected and Terri died. Doctors determined that her brain had deteriorated to half of its normal weight and she would never recover. How Christian was it to prolong this existence?
Conservative Christians continue to deny others the benefits of stem-cell research. They argue that fertilized eggs would be destroyed in such research, thus killing the lives within. Yet researchers would use only those eggs designated for disposal anyway. I find it curious that no Christian has offered to save a single egg by having it implanted in a paid surrogate, who would raise the fetus to term, and then adopt the baby; nor has legislation been introduced making the disposal of fertilized eggs a crime equivalent to murder.
Another important thing to remember when getting married is to update your will and your beneficiary designations. Although most things automatically go to the spouse upon the other's death, your beneficiary designations on your 401(k) or estate-planning documents will remain in effect until you change them.
Armstrong also says it's a good time to update your will and to get a power of attorney and health care proxy as well. He cites the famous Terry Schiavo case, where the spouse and parents of a comatose woman endured a brutal court battle in 2005 over her medical fate. "You have to choose who is going to make decisions for you -- your spouse or your parents," he says. "No one wants to think it can happen to them, but it does happen, and it's not a bad idea to get the documents taken care of right away." 4. Create a Budget Together
But speaking in generalities, two dilemmas were hashed:
But speaking in generalities, two dilemmas were hashed:
Terri’s case will not go away. It was just horrific what was done to her.
And that is why we persevere...
Overland Park, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Because a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Kansas has been charged by with more than 100 counts of violating state abortion and health laws, pro-life groups say Planned Parenthood centers nationwide need more scrutiny. Both the Christian Medical Association and Operation Rescue called for more oversight.
Dr. David Stevens, the head of the CMA, says the case raises larger questions about how government regulates abortion businesses.
I have explained the reality of Terri's death to a lot of people, including people who favor euthanasia. And once they understand the details, they realize how horrific it was.
I know that the culture of death was looking for a "test case" and decided on Terri, and I think they eventually realized that Mikey was not who they wanted for the face of the "death with dignity" crusade, but by then it was too late.
I believe with every fiber of my being that if America, as a society, is unwilling to protect the lives of the innocent, from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death, that we lack the moral authority to lead the Free World.
"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."
ping to the JimRob, Kristinn DC We are Free People and want to stay that way mission.
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