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Posted on 10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
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It is just a tip to watch out a bit as Living Wills, well intentioned as they might be, are not a panacea.
Advance directives are gaining popularity. According to a Harris Interactive survey conducted in March, two in five U.S. adults have living wills - an increase of 10 percent since 2004, the year when Terri Schiavo made headlines as her husband and her parents battled in court over removing her feeding tube. Schiavo had been in a prolonged vegetative state when her husband requested the tube be removed in 1998.
The case took seven years to resolve. A living will would have made her wishes clear, and a health care power of attorney would have dictated who she wanted to make her health care decisions for her.
It is why we persevere with Terri's Legacy, the thirteen days she suffered from starvation and not a drop of water.
Not every caregiver for a family member who is nearing the end of life will have the kind of experience that “chilled” Emery Biro when his father died last year.
But, as a Sept. 14 Vatican document acknowledges, the experience is becoming all too common.
End-of-life decisions are being influenced by a culture that is increasingly driven by cost motives and increasingly taking on a kind of moral authority that Christians believe is the province of God alone.
“Dying isn’t dead; it’s living,” said bioethicist Wesley Smith, but many hospice centers and palliative care professionals seem to overlook that truism today.
On Sept. 14, the Vatican ruled that nutrition and hydration, even if delivered by “artificial” means, cannot simply be terminated because doctors have determined that a person will never recover consciousness.
Beginning to suspect that the hospice was not feeding or hydrating his father, Biro spent many hours day and night in his father’s room.
After four days, he walked outside the facility and dialed 911.
“I told them: ‘My dad’s dehydrated and malnourished.’ They sent an ambulance and took him back to St. Luke’s Hospital,” Biro said.
Biro has no complaints about his father’s care at St. Luke’s Hospital. But the damage had been done, he said. “He died there six days later.”
WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study yesterday entitled, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic." It showed that, among seven risk factors, abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer," and fertility is also a useful predictor.
The study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales, could expect a substantial increase in breast cancer incidence. Where abortion rates are low (i.e., Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller increase is expected. Where a decline in abortion has taken place, (i.e., Denmark and Finland) a decline in breast cancer is anticipated.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- As pro-life advocates gathered in the nation's capital on Tuesday night to honor the family of Terri Schiavo for their diligence in protecting her life, a leading pro-life group says its worried that other disabled people may see their medical care and treatment revoked as well.
Leaders in the pro-life community gathered last night at the historic Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington to honor the Schindler family at the 14th annual Proudly Pro-Life Awards Dinner.
Robert and Mary Schindler, Bobby Schindler, and Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo received the Proudly Pro-Life Award both for their struggle to save their daughter and sister.
Virginia Beach, VA (LifeNews.com) -- Regent University, the Christian college in Virginia, has launched a new institute that will study how abortion and euthanasia are targeting the disabled community. The new organization will examine how the practices have created a multitude of human rights abuses ranging from sex-selection abortions to discrimination.
Billing itself as a "multicultural response to medical and cultural trends impacting people with disabilities, the Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics will examine these sensitive topics.
The group celebrated its opening this afternoon with a gala event featuring Terri Schiavo's brother Bobby Schindler; Jerri Ward, a Texas pro-life attorney helping disabled people there; former US Attorney General John Ashcroft; and Jay Sekulow, the lead attorney for the American Center for Law and Justice.
I always think Munchausen by Proxy in these cases.
Common enough that it should be checked first.
I daresay he could also possibly eat rice.A very good source of carbohydrates to give him the energy to get through the day.
That it be checked, yes. That such sensitivities are real, I have my own case to a far lesser degree which is clear enough. In my own case, it was not a matter of misdiagnosis or psychological factors, but just better science.
It is not like the allergy tests of old. It is an established sensitivity to certain foods, not by birth, but developed over time and revealed through science.
My generalized symptoms of being run down, and very real angina-like phantom symptoms making it difficult to negotiate a flight of stairs convinced me something was haywire. The doctor was not sure, either, ran a blood test through a very state-of-the-art lab and it was they who discovered the food sensitivities. Just cutting out those foods made a dramatic difference as I noted upthread. Months after modifying my diet, I broke out into very sharp reaction to my surprise. It was only after reexamining my diet that day that I discovered a tiny amount of spinach present in a salad. That was what did it.
Results to me are dramatic. Stubborn weight I could not lose is simply gone. I feel far better now, and if someone slips into my food one of the items to which I am sensitive, I react within an hour.
No Munchausen for this Munchkin...
“squared off on the grassy walks.” Question: And which side was smaller but menacing? Answer: Mikey’s side.
All the new energy drinks? Forget about it! They are poison to the person with failed glucose tolerance or who's allergic to preservatives. Preservatives are responsible for food allergies as well.
If you have Albertson's (FYI anyone), Albertson's cows do not get hormones. Buy your milk at Albertson's where the cows aren't full of hormones.
P.S. And great news that Dr. Kevorkian was pushed off of the calendar at U of F for now! That's what Bobby Schindler publicly requested and although it wasn't Bobby that was entirely responsible for Dr. K being off the lecture schedule at U of F for 10-11--07, I'm sure that Bobby's delighted.
Dr. K is one scary man.
Whatever disparaging remarks I may aim at some or even plenty of judges, are quite the opposite of what we see in our fine friend, the Judge, here.
Milan, Oct. 4, 2007 (CWNews.com) - An Italian court has denied a request to withdraw nutrition and hydration from a young women living in a comatose condition, re-awakening a national debate on end-of-life issues.
Eluana Englaro has survived in a coma for 15 years since sustaining grave injuries in an automobile accident. This year her father approached a court in Milan asking for authorization to remove the tube that provides the woman with food and water; the court rejected his argument.
The case of Eluana bears some resemblance to the case of an American woman, Terri Schiavo, who died in March 2005 after her estranged husband won court approval to remove her feeding tube. The Italian case has also drawn comparisons to that of Piergiorgio Welby, a muscular-dystrophy victim and an outspoken advocate of euthanasia, who died in December 2006 when his doctor unplugged his ventilator. Welby had previously petitioned for court approval to have the ventilator unplugged, but his plea was rebuffed.
In September the Vatican added to the debate with a statement teaching that the provision of nutrition and hydration for a comatose patient is "an ordinary and proportionate means of preserving life," and is therefore "obligatory" in most circumstances.
...................John Paul II died aged 84 after a long battle with Parkinson's and other ailments. He had been hospitalised twice in February 2005 and had had a trachaeotomy procedure to help him breathe.
The debate over his final days was also revived by the libertarian Radical Party, which advocates euthanasia, when the Vatican's doctrinal enforcement body issued a document last month saying that it was obligatory to feed a patient in a "vegetative state".
The document was in response to a question posed by US bishops, apparently prompted by the case of Terri Schiavo in Florida, and it was thought irrelevant to John Paul II, who was conscious as he lay dying.
Schiavo, who was in an irreversible coma, died in March 2005 at age 41 after her feeding tube was removed by court order.
An opinion poll last year found that 60 percent of Italians were in favour of euthanasia.
So far every day since, the media reminds us. Hear it from the Lone Star Times.
So many pundits have noted the flaws in Fred Thompson’s campaign that it’s almost no fun to write about them. Almost
I mean, really, he can be forgiven for not knowing anything about Terri Schiavo, for not understanding the issues involved in drilling for oil in the Everglades, for saying that the Democrats were in charge when he shepherded John Roberts through the Supreme Court nomination process, for thinking the Soviet Union was still around to react to Iran and even for not knowing that the Supreme Court had decided to rule on lethal injections on a case in Tennessee while he was in Tennessee. After all, he’s a busy man with two young kids, no time to read the news..................
" There will always be sin and evil therefore there will always be abused children, etc... That is NOT a valid reason to take the life of an innocent in the womb. Terminating a life affects all of us in that it devalues life and creates a whole society that devalues life. That is certainly in evidence now with the Schiavo case, embryonic stem cell research, etc... If you aren't safe in your mothers womb where are you safe? And to pro choice people-your choice is made with your decision to have sex. No birth control is 100% effective except for abstinence. It's not someones "right" to have sex but it is someones "right" to be born! "
Gainesville, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Saying it is worried about security in light of concerns at other college campuses, the University of Florida has decided to postpone a controversial speech by euthanasia advocate Jack Kevorkian. The speech would be his first following his release from prison for killing a disabled man and showing the death on national television.
Kevorkian was slated to speak to UF students on October 11 and receive $50,000 for the talk, as long as his parole officers approve the trip.
Now the speech has been postponed until January 15 as UF officials say they need more time to beef up their security in light of the recent tazering incident.
The pro-life youth group Rock for Life has been working with Terri Schiavo's family and others to try to get the college to call off the speech.
In a statement LifeNews.com obtained, Rock for Life said "We still plan on going down to the University of Florida if the Jack Kevorkian speech isn’t cancelled."
"Currently we are working with the pro-life student group to pressure the University to cancel the speech," the group added. "Many of the students are very disappointed that the school is spending [tends of thousands] to bring 'Dr. Death' on campus."
The group indicated Kevorkian is getting an additional $7,500 for the inconvenience of being postponed.
Meanwhile, the Schindler family has been leading an effort to stop the speech by gathering petitions from concerned citizens so Kevorkian doesn't get a platform in their home state.
They don't want the former pathologist telling students that people with disabilities should be killed, like their sister, rather than receiving appropriate medical treatment or rehabilitative care.
Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, told LifeNews.com, "We have collected thousands of petitions (and they are still coming in) to deliver to the Office of the President of the University of Florida."
"We're demanding the University rescind its offer to pay $50,000 for Kevorkian to address the students," he added.
"Despite the ongoing message of death spreading through our society and those, like Jack Kevorkian, who attempt to justify killing the most vulnerable among us, we are committed to fight against this death-obsessed culture and spread Terri's legacy of life, hope and love," Schindler explained.
He said pro-life people and others worried about Kevorkian's pro-assisted suicide message should sign a petition asking the University of Florida to cancel the speech.The petition can be found at the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation web site.
ACTION: You can also contact the University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen at 352-392-1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have noticed of recent years in most aisles of our supermarkets there are gluten free alternatives of what I would call ordinary foods such as bread, cakes etc etc.
REPORTS have surfaced in the press about a meeting that occurred last Saturday in Salt Lake City involving more than 50 pro-family leaders. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss our response if both the Democratic and Republican Parties nominate standard-bearers who are supportive of abortion. Although I was neither the convener nor the moderator of the meeting, IÃÂd like to offer several brief clarifications about its outcome and implications.
After two hours of deliberation, we voted on a resolution that can be summarized as follows: If neither of the two major political parties nominates an individual who pledges himself or herself to the sanctity of human life, we will join others in voting for a minor-party candidate. Those agreeing with the proposition were invited to stand. The result was almost unanimous......................
What is called pragmatism in politics is really merely dangerous shortsightedness and destructive compromise.
Why? Because, it is still true that whatever we sow, we reap.
It’s time for conservatives to stop with the subjective, skewed and deceptive electability arguments and go back to planting good seed, then tending and watering it until the crop we seek bears fruit.
We may have to live with tares until the harvest, but we shouldn’t participate in any way in planting them. That’s the work of the enemy of our souls.
Yes, it is happening. We also find lots of pasta which is ok too and works out well. Things are getting better indeed for those who wish to avoid gluten. One problem is that wheat gluten is the glue which holds it all together and other grains like spelt and rye don’t do so well. But it is being overcome, it seems.
Pro-life is not just one more item in a list. It is CORE!
Thread by wagglebee.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Republican voters are still strongly pro-life on the issue of abortion and see it as a reason for being a member of the party. The poll also found a sizable number of Republicans who say they would not likely vote for a pro-abortion Republican candidate.
The Republican-leaning Fabrizio-Mclaughlin polling firm surveyed 2000 self-identified GOP voters nationwide from May 28 to June 3.
The poll found that GOP voters are becoming more conservative with those using that label to identify themselves moving up to 71 percent form 55 percent. Moderates dropped 10 percent to 21 percent of all GOPers and liberal Republicans make up only four percent of the party.
A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form.
Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health, the agenda of "Deliver Now" includes a call for safe abortion" which is synonymous with legal abortion.
WICHITA, Kans., Oct. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue announced today that a formal complaint has been filed with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts against abortionists Shelley Sella and George R. Tiller for alleged illegal acts, unethical conduct, and breach of the standard of care in the 2003 late-term abortion of Michelle Armesto.
Armesto came forward last month about her horrific abortion experience when she gave testimony before the interim joint legislative committee investigating late-term abortions in Kansas.
Nursing a nagging headache and a sore throat, Gemma Pickwell queued at the pharmacy counter of her local Boots store on a chilly Saturday morning, her arms laden with cold remedies.
She felt her cheeks flush as she then sheepishly muttered to the pharmacist that she also needed the morning-after pill.
But Gemma's blushes were not simply prompted by the embarrassment of having to ask for such an emergency measure, or the fact that the night before she'd had drunken, unprotected sex with her boyfriend, but also because, shockingly, it was her 60th request for the drug in less than five years.
If she has got it through her doctors then he is irresponsible in writing the prescription.
The other thing is I am not sure but I think in both cases you would have to pay full rate for the pill whereas the normal contraceptive pill is actually prescribed at no cost it is the only drug I am aware that you do not have to pay our normal NHS standard charge for which is around 13.00 - 14.00 dollars per item for a 28 day supply.
Last month we posted the plight of Aliza and her parents as doctors recommended pulling life support and letting her die. They fought the doctors and they prevailed. Now they are making another choice, to put Aliza in an institution or to care for her at home. We relate to that decision as we were faced with a diagnosis by our own doctors that our son would live after birth only a few months at the most and that he needed to be put in an institution (and forgotten...) The doctors were wrong there, too. We applaud the parents of Aliza. God bless them all!
The girl arrived at her North Miami home Tuesday to a group of family and friends who said they hope for a speedy recovery.
"She's my daughter and I'm happy that she's here," the girl's mother Ester Schwab said. "This is the happiest day. This is a blessing to bring her home."
Schwab sat at her daughter Aliza's bedside monitoring signs of life.
"She's moving her arms, her hands and her toes," she said.
Wrapped in a pink blanket and hooked up to a ventilator, Aliza arrived home from Jackson Memorial Hospital Tuesday after a brush with death.
Four weeks ago, she fell into the family's pool while playing with a neighbor and nearly drowned.
"It was a family barbecue that day," Schwab said.
When paramedics arrived, they were able to get a heartbeat.
"They did not expect her to survive the night," Schwab said.
However, she pulled through but had no response from her brain.
She remained on life support on Tuesday. The family faced two options: long-term care at a facility or caring for Aliza at home.
"We feel that it's better for her," Schwab said. "She'll be surrounded by the people she loves, her siblings and the atmosphere."
For religious reasons, the family wants to keep her alive regardless of what doctors have said.
"They've told us many times that she's not going to make it or things were no good," Schwab said. "But like I said, there's a heart, there's life, so you can't give up on that."
Aliza's family said they do have the help they need to provide her with 24-hour care.
Note, they have started a website for her with the link at the bottom of this article.
CBS4) MIAMI A near drowning left a once vibrant 4-year old girl bed-ridden and forced to rely on tubes to breathe and eat. Tuesday, after six weeks in critical condition, Aliza Schwab got to go home.
The accident happened when Aliza slipped away from her parents at their home in North Miami Beach and fell into the pool in the backyard. Today, she has limited brain activity, and doctors have said they don’t see much hope for a full recovery. But her family is convinced she will get better and live a normal life.
“I talk to her, she’ll show me her hands,” said Aliza’s mother, Esther Schwab. “People are in comas and people come out of comas. I believe she will, I believe she’s made an enormous amount of progress and I’m gonna do whatever I can to continue with her care.”
Aliza will require full-time care including an in-home nurse. Her family says for now, insurance is helping but they are accepting donations.
If you’d like to help, click on Aliza's web site to learn more.
According to the organization's Web site, www.iwopf.org, coalition members include the Sisters for Life, Western New York Lawyers for Life, Human Life International, Relevant Radio, Priests for Life and Women Against the Killing and Exploitation of Unwanted Persons, known as WAKEUP.
"This is ... a grass-roots effort of groups from all over the world that we have been working with for over 15 years," said Maureen Flynn, coalition chairwoman, in a statement.
She added that the movement has grown as problems in the world have grown, "especially with terrorism and the decline of the culture of life."
Flynn said the coalition organizes prayers for world peace, works to promote pro-life issues and sets up "prayer cells" to counter global terrorism.
The coalition planned several national events in Washington, including an Oct. 8 eucharistic day of prayer at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception featuring Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Bobby Schindler, brother of Terry Schindler Schiavo; and evangelist Father Clement Machado, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, who lives in Rome and is a frequent contributor to Vatican Radio and the Eternal Word Television Network's radio programs.
Incidentally, with respect to the Schiavo case, is Klein saying the 47 Democrats in the House of Representatives who voted in favor of the Schiavo legislation hold "troglyditic (sic) religious views?" Or were they merely cowards for not standing up the "fundamentalist mullahs?" What about Senators like Harry Reid and Tom Harkin who supported intervention and helped craft the language that ultimately passed by a voice vote in the upper chamber?
Or was the Schiavo case just a wee bit more complicated than that and was something people of both parties could disagree about in good faith?
For the record, I thought Congress' intervention was a massive overreach that set a terrible precedent and raised all sorts of questions (which I discussed in an April 2005 Sun-Times column reprinted here).
Almost too pathetic to be comical, this report of a leftie demonstration rings the Terri Legacy bell once again.
Theyre the ones at the pre-screened rallies, thanking him for all hes doing. Theyre politically like Terri Schiavo: there, but not. Im a lefty and will be until I die. I think we can have a world of justice and freedom and that capitalism and its various sicknesses, man-made as they are, can be unwrought and a better society can be formed. I dont think there is a liberal solution: we couldnt reform our way out of the concentration camps and we cant lobby our way past the death squads.
Now Terri comes up regularly, almost branded as a logo, on Fred's campaign. This supportive article mentions it in the second paragraph.
He won't talk about religion. He only goes to church when he's visiting his mom.
He lobbied for an abortion-rights group. On the campaign trail, he shrugs off questions about conservative hot-button topics like the death penalty and Terri Schiavo.
I'm say'n it again. The lefties cannot shake Terri's Legacy.
A slip-up like mistaking Russia for the extinct Soviet Union is not all that remarkable in the United States.
But Republicans were surprised that Thompson, during a campaign trip to Florida, was unable to recall details of the case of Terry Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who in 2005 was at the center of a politically charged right-to-die battle in the state.
Thread by wagglebee.
WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, yesterday released new documents obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, detailing a total of as many as eleven deaths related to Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil. Those deaths resulted between June 8, 2006 - when the vaccine received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - and August 2007 when the latest data was available.
The adverse reports coming from the HPV vaccine are increasing daily at an alarming rate. A LifeSiteNews.com report which scanned a publicly available database of adverse affects coming from the HPV vaccine found 3,137 adverse effects reported on September 28, 2007. Today the US Government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) lists 3,779 adverse effects. 52 of the cases were deemed "life threatening" and 119 required hospitalization.
If you rung apples they’d go thud thud thud. But if you wrung apples hard enough you might get a little juice or applesauce.
The phrase "Death with Dignity" may or may not be familiar to many citizens of the United States.
However, it is yet another new term our society has had to learn and face in order to keep up with the polarized ethical debates which mark our time.
It is the idea that as humans, we deserve to pass away in a dignified matter. However, for many citizens in our society, dignity means control.
Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is the practice in which a physician provides the means by which a patient takes his or her life.
Easier to wring if they are peared.
I haven’t had my coffee yet, it is still too hot, but as I read the article he has to ingest food for it to make him sick. These schools are banning peanut butter because the little skulls full of mush can get sick by merely touching a surface sticky peanut buttery hands have been on. They don’t have to actually eat the peanuts. Therefore it is more of an environmental thing. I guess.
Say what!?! So is Kerry.
Your efforts are indeed fruitful and your logic is unimpeachable.
As to the granes most, if not all have gluten in them. Hes not allergic to wheat he is allergic to gluten.
A missing enzyme you be intolerance not allergy. An allergy is an immune problem.
Theres a cabal of people here who equate peanut allergies with lactose intolerance and think when a school tires to make the environment safe by making the reasonable request ‘no peanuts’ their civil rights are being violated.
Even before I had peanut allergic kids I was ok with a school saying they wanted to ban them. Some kids dont even need to touch peanuts, if thy inhale the dust off of a peanut its enough.
Remembering Terri: www.terrisfight.org.