Skip to comments.Lauren Richardson Becomes Next Terri Schiavo as Parents Debate Euthanasia (Delaware)
Posted on 02/01/2008 2:51:57 PM PST by Pyro7480
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Per Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink: “During the 20th Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said the one vote he would take back was his 2005 U.S. Senate vote to help save the life of Terri Schiavo, a brain-injured Florida woman.
"’We adjourned with a unanimous agreement that eventually allowed Congress to interject itself into that decision-making process of the families,’ Obama said. ‘It wasn't something I was comfortable with, but it was not something that I stood on the floor and stopped. And I think that was a mistake.’
“Schiavo was not dying nor terminally ill; she was not brain-dead nor in a coma. Yet for seven years, her husband, Michael, sought to have her feeding tube removed. Congress intervened toward the end, but it was not enough. Schiavo died March 31, 2005, after 13 days of court-ordered dehydration and starvation.
“Jill Stanek, a pro-life speaker and blogger, called Obama ‘utterly pro-death.’"..................
The Haleigh’s story is relevant. Many would not have known about her if not for this thread. There have been numerous cases where doctors have given up and said there is not hope and yet the patient survived.
OTTAWA, March 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Yesterday's Ottawa Citizen featured a two page spread detailing the moving experiences of three separate families with Down Syndrome children.
In the articles three sets of parents candidly speak of their struggles to care for children with special needs, their deep appreciation for the beauty and the enrichment that their children have brought to their lives, and of Canada's pervasive anti-disability mindset and the pressure to abort those with disabilities............
Thanks for the encouragement. T’wit felt very strongly about it that we could never take the spotlight from Haleigh lest she be forgotten in the archives and caverns of DSS. The Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican, has faithfully followed Haleigh’s plight when others had gone to fresher topics. This is great motivation for us to persevere.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With national attention focused on a new investigative report from a magazine produced by UCLA students about Planned Parenthood and racism, a leading African-American pro-life advocates wonders why top black leaders haven't responded. The report found several Planned Parenthood affiliates accepting "racist" donations.
The Advocate magazine called Planned Parenthood centers in several states and found officials supportive of abortions on black Americans................
Not a week goes by that some troll doesn't make some statement that essentially says, "Terri has been dead almost three years, it's over, when are you going to let it go and move on?"
What they either don't know or, more likely, choose to ignore is that we fight for Terri's legacy so that it won't happen again, but tragically, her murder is being played out again on new victims every day.
The link to "latest posts" no longer works. I hope it is temporary since it limits lurkers and other posters from coming across this thread.
I’m not quite sure why JR decided to reformat everything, I’m starting to get the hang of it, but it’s still awkward.
Judge assigned to child abuse case
SPRINGFIELD - Hampden Superior Court Judge Judd J. Carhart has been assigned to preside over the child abuse case against Jason D. Strickland of Westfield for assaults on his stepdaughter Haleigh Poutre.
The assignment came Monday from Barbara J. Rouse, chief justice of the Superior Court for the state.
Both prosecution and defense had asked for a judge to be specially assigned to the case.
Carhart is the third judge specially assigned to the case. Previous judges were Hampden Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder who was replaced on the case by the assignment of Juvenile Court Judge James J. Collins, who recused himself for an unidentified reason in late December.
Strickland was charged with assault and battery on a child after Haleigh Poutre was hospitalized with a brain injury in 2005.
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Brain death and coma are not the same. Often confused, even by health professionals and judges, a “persistent vegetative state,” such as that of Terry Sciavo implies neither cessation of brain function or irreversibility, both basic criteria of brain death. These criteria are codified in the Uniform Definition of Death Act, now recognized in all of the fifty states.
Coma is a neurologic condition in which much of the brain function is impaired and results in degrees of unconsciousness and loss of many basic reflexes and homeostatic activities, such as breathing. This condition may be caused by trauma, hemorrhage, biochemical abnormalities such as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Another common cause is intoxication with alcohol, barbiturates, opioids and numerous other substances. In most cases there remains some baseline brain activity detectable with an electroencephalogram (EEG)--most, but not all. So a flat-line EEG is not enough to establish brain death. Further, in all the above cases the condition is reversible, at least potentially.
In Terry Sciavo’s case, EEGs were found to be active in every instance. But, we didn’t need an advanced medical device to make the case that there was brain activity. We all saw the videos of her smiling at her family’s faces, reaching toward balloons, and following people about the room with her eyes. She most certainly suffered significant loss of cerebral function, but she did not lack brain activity and she was not shown to be in an irreversible state, i.e., she was not brain dead (and, she was not comatose). She was pronounced to be in a “persistent vegetative state,” a condition newly coined and nebulously defined. Wikipedia summarizes the conditions thus: “A persistent vegetative state (PVS) is a condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without detectable awareness.” You don’t have to be a medical ethicist or Harvard neurologist to see how subjective such a definition is......................
For the past seven-plus years, weve had a president who has trashed science about stem cell research, about Terry Schiavo and end-of-life issues, about humankinds role in creating greenhouse gasses, and about the efficacy of abstinence only programs..............
...but for many of these culture war issues, its not really about winning the legal battle in the short run, its about stirring up the faithful and keeping them excited. it was the same thing with terri schiavo. once the FL supreme court ruled there was no chance of winning anymore. and yet congress passed a blatently unconstitutional law just to lead on their base for a little while longer..........
Newcastle, England (LifeNews.com) -- A British nurse has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 30 years for killing four elderly patients and attempting to kill a fifth. Colin Norris gave five women overdoses of the diabetes drug insulin as they recovered from hip replacement surgeries because he was too lazy to provide them care.
According to the judge in the case, Norris was "evil" for killing the patients because he thought they were too old and their conditions too poor for him to provide appropriate medical care.
"You are, I have absolutely no doubt, a thoroughly evil and dangerous man," the judge said. "You are an arrogant and manipulative man with a real dislike of elderly patients."..........
If you click the “comments” button, it shows the latest comments just like it used to.
Thread by wagglebee.
According to the organization known as Feminists for Life, she opposed both abortion and infanticide, a position noted in The Revolution, the newspaper published by Stanton and the legendary Susan B. Anthony. When her seventh child was born, Stanton celebrated her motherhood by hoisting a flag in front of her home, indicating that she was as overjoyed with her seventh as she had been with her first...........
I’m just glad that the women who frequent the Terri Dailies threads aren’t feminazis because I wouldn’t want to be on THEIR bad side! :-)
I really don’t know why Jim changed the format, it was fine the way it was.