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Posted on 10/25/2007 7:52:37 AM PDT by wagglebee
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On October 19, only months after being nearly dehydrated to death when his feeding tube was removed, Jesse Ramirez walked out of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix on his own two legs. Ramirez is lucky to be alive. Early last June, a mere one week after a serious auto accident left him unconscious, his wife Rebecca and doctors decided he would never recover and pulled his feeding tube. He went without food and water for five long days. But then his mother, Theresa, represented by lawyers from the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund, successfully took Rebecca to court demanding a change of guardianship on the grounds that Rebecca and Jesse's allegedly rocky marriage disqualified her for the role.
The judge ordered that Jesse be temporarily rehydrated and nourished. Then Jesse regained consciousness. Now, instead of dying by dehydration, he will receive rehabilitation and get on with his life--all because his mother rejected the reigning cultural paradigm that a life with profound cognitive dysfunction is not worth living.
Ramirez is only the latest instance of an unconscious patient waking up after being consigned to death by dehydration. Take the disturbing case of 12-year-old Haleigh Poutre in Massachusetts. Haleigh barely survived terrible child abuse and then was nearly done in by the very people charged with protecting her. Only eight days after she was hospitalized in the wake of a beating, the Massachusetts Department of Public Social Services, acting on doctors' solemn assurances that she was "virtually brain dead," requested permission to remove her respirator and feeding tube. This request was approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
But the doctors, social workers, and judges were wrong about Haleigh's prospects. Just before her life support was withdrawn, she began to exhibit signs of awareness--she picked up a stuffed duck when requested--leading to a last-minute reprieve. Today, while Haleigh's exact condition is not public information, reports in the media indicate she is awake and aware and able to eat some foods.
Please note the last paragraph of the above on Haleigh Poutre. Rightly Wesley J. Smith recognizes she received a reprieve as if sentenced to death as a vicious criminal, and that, she was. Note also, DSS has kept poor Haleigh under wraps so the world may not see how she receives her care. They regard her as their personal property even today. At least she escaped the attempts to kill her so far.
CHANGE OF ATTITUDE ON SCHIAVO -- More than two years after Republicans in Washington led the charge to keep Terri Schiavo alive, the leading GOP presidential candidates say they have doubts as to the way their party handled the situation, The Boston Globe reported Oct. 25. Schiavo is the Florida disabled woman who died after her feeding tube was pulled.
Mitt Romney has called the decision of Congress to get involved a mistake. Fred Thompson said he is "uncomfortable" with Congress' actions, while Rudy Giuliani has called it a family matter. Mike Huckabee months ago said, "I wasn't sure how the federal government had a role in all that," while John McCain -- who supported Congress' actions at the time -- now says legislators "acted too hastily."
Bobby Schindler, Schiavo's brother, says he is writing the candidates to express his concern.
"I want to personally talk with them about Terri's case," he told The Globe. "They need to be fully informed. There obviously exists a lot of confusion about my sister's situation."
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Dave Weldon (R-FL), a physician, voted one more time against the Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), thus helping to prevent the expansion of this program to cover some of the 9 million uninsured children in our country. Dr. Stephen Blythe, a family physician in the congressman's district, takes such exception to Weldon's actions in Congress that he will be running against him for the 15th District seat next year. This may be the first time two physicians have faced each other in a congressional race in fifty years.
"I am as different from Dave Weldon as night and day," says Blythe. "I am an environmentalist, I am against this administration's abuses of our constitutional rights, and against the war in Iraq. I am also against government interference in a family's private end-of-life decision-making." It was Dave Weldon who brought the full weight of the U.S. Government to bear in the Terri Schiavo controversy in Florida in 2005.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new poll conducted by Fox News finds that almost half of all voters want to know where a candidate stands on the issue of abortion before casting their vote for or against him. The poll is the latest to show that abortion still has a significant impact for voters, despite media pronouncements to the contrary.
The new survey, released on Friday, finds 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate's position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say they don't.
A candidate's position on abortion is more important for pro-life voters than those who back abortion.
Thread by pissant. Thanks, DavidOsborne.
Recently a number of social conservatives rightfully criticized some of the less than fiscally conservative postions of former Governor Mike Huckabee. They oppose him on PRINCIPLES, you see? That is all good, unless they are LIARS and HYPOCRITS who now are going to endorse or support someone even more liberal fiscally and totally opposed to them socially. Who would that be? Who could they support who are worse than Mike Huckabee? Easy, lets start with Fred I-Lobby-For-Abortion Thompson. I almost ranked John McCain ahead of Thompson, and I may still yet. Then there is Mitt Flip-Flop-I-Support-Safe-Legal-Abortion-And-Special-Rights-For-Gays Romney. Frankly, I don't even know why I have to mention Rudy Giuliani.
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Rudy Giuliani has tried hard to use his supposed advocacy of adoption as the mayor of New York to combat Republican opposition to his pro-abortion views as he campaigns for president. His pro-adoption claims have been refuted on previous occasions and now a leading abortion advocate says they are "unsupportable."
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Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has called for a new state task force to examine the myriad of ways abortions hurts women by causing either medical, mental health or other problems. Blunt has put together the Governor's Task Force on the Impact of Abortion on Women at a time when abortion advocates say abortion benefits women.
More on post 106:
HUNTER: ..on the Schiavo case, you know Ronald Reagan said on the question of life, when theres a question, error on the side of life. I think Congress did the right thing.
HUCKABEE: Huckabee, on governmental intervention in the Terri Schiavo case:
I had no problem with the state getting involved because its one of their citizens. but I wasnt sure how the federal government had a role in all that.
Huckabee disappointed me, because it is the governments DUTY to protect innocent lives.
Rudy, Mitt, John and Fred also didnt think that Congress should have intervened.
Also, I have read that McCain wanted to change the GOP platform from pro-life to pro-”choice.” Big tent theory, I guess.
Just a theory in the middle of the night.
Dr. Blythe, is he a bioethicker? It would be easy enough to find out.
Okay, I re-read and see that Blythe is for killing disabled people because Greer can. www.judgegeorgegreer.com
Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Alan Keyes and sometimes Huckabee are for protecting life and well,
the others are in the GHOULISH OLD PARTY.
Well, in this case we have an RNC pioneer who was appointed but also kept his day job mismanaging Wellcare. This Wellcare debacle reminds me of the Dilbert comic strip.
Knowing what we know, it is a telling condemnation of the democrat party of late, in iron clad irony supporting the far left. Once again, they rattle on that old propaganda piece that good Americans want innocents like Terri killed and hate Americans who would wish to save her. The poor stepmother here wrongly branded Jeb. Had she known, he was to become her hero by bravely playing Pontius Pilate and allowing the killing to proceed with his blessings. These types of democrats suffer from incredible cognative dissonence, the ability to bundle a bunch of conflicting concepts into the same bag.
This article is a compendium of misquotes and bs by that Kingsley Guy. Anyone wishing to tally the inanane statements should read the whole mess.
I wasn't expecting the angry response of my stepmother toward a Republican politician. "Maybe so," she said in almost a shout, "but he should be ashamed of himself for what he's doing to that poor woman with the feeding tube."
That "poor woman" was Terri Schiavo, who had been institutionalized in Pinellas County since 1990 after she suffered a stroke and entered a persistent vegetative state.
The religious right, with Gov. Bush as its strongest ally, wanted the state to keep Schiavo alive. After interminable legal and political battles, however, a judge ordered the feeding tube removed, allowing Schiavo to finally die in March 2005.
DS: So how would you like to die?
NS: Well, the first thing that occurred to me was: I want to have the choice. That was the very first thing that occurred to me, because I know how through personal experiences, through vicarious experiences, through reading the complaints in our law suits where we have challenged the absolute restrictions on compassion and dying, people are essentially tortured. And I don’t want that to happen. And I don’t want my love wants tortured by watching that happen.
DS: You wouldn’t want a Terri Schiavo situation?
NS: That was an ACLU case; we represented her husband there. It has to be consenting, but there are measures we can take, and precautions we can take, so there it should be regulated. I say the same thing about drugs. You wouldn’t want to have regulation the way we do for food and alcohol, but absolute prohibition is completely inhumane and counter to the most fundamental autonomy of who you are.
DS: So you have the choice, what is your choice?
NS: My choice would be to take a sleeping pill, I guess, or maybe morphine would have the same effect, to peacefully pass from this Earth when I have made a decision that I can no longer live in this state of comfort and dignity that makes life meaningful to me.......................................
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former member of Congress Henry Hyde will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next Monday for his work opposing abortion. For decades, after his landmark Hyde Amendment stopped federal funding of virtually all abortions, Hyde became the pro-life movement's elder statesman on Capitol Hill.