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Terri Schiavo's Family Calls for Observance of Terri's Day to Honor Disabled Woman
Life News ^ | 3/31/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/31/2008 2:52:07 PM PDT by wagglebee

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To: 8mmMauser
nor do I wish to squander the nation's medical reserve

WTF?

151 posted on 04/10/2008 6:50:35 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. Þ)
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To: BykrBayb; 8mmMauser

Yeah, I asked the same thing. I guess liberals think that there is a “reserve” for everything. I wonder if this woman knows that Mikey spent TERRI’S MONEY to kill her.


152 posted on 04/10/2008 6:57:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Medical care does not get better by rationing it. I don’t want a doctor who has been saving himself up for me. I want a doctor with experience. Liberals want doctors who have been saving themselves, and spouses who haven’t. MORONS!


153 posted on 04/10/2008 7:15:40 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. Þ)
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To: 8mmMauser

Nat Hentoff needs our prayers.


154 posted on 04/10/2008 7:25:36 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The big story of the day is one written by Steve Ertelt and in a thread by waggelbee. As we see time and again, whenever efforts work to dispel the propaganda, lies and misstatements of the media and allies, knee-jerk reactions by the death-embracing left soon follow. Truth is a tonic to some, stings others. Here is the thread:

Though more than three years have passed since the Schindler family's lost their years-long legal battle to save her life, Schindler says the public still wrongly believes some of the misnomers that appeared in the media.

Though Terri was not on artificial respiration and not in a persistent vegetative state, Schindler told the students many Americans still think that was the case and that Terri had no interaction with his family and that she had some sort of terminal illness.

Though “much confusion still exists about Terri’s condition, Terri was not terminal or dying, and her brain injury was not going to cause her to die,” Schindler said, according to a Daily Princeton report....

Terri Schiavo's Brother: Misinformation About Her Euthanasia Death Remains

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155 posted on 04/11/2008 3:14:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
We keep watch.


156 posted on 04/11/2008 3:19:39 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Death is ugly as with Terri, is ugly with older folks, and is ugly with the young. Wagglebee has a thread on a YouTube of Fr. Pavone showing just how ugly this evil is.

NEW YORK, April 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fr. Frank Pavone, the well-known head of the US organisation, Priests for Life, has recently posted two videos to the internet video website YouTube in which he demonstrates in graphic detail exactly what happens to a child in a surgical abortion. Using a plastic model of a child at 18 weeks gestation, a common age for surgical abortions, Fr. Pavone holds up a pair of forceps and demonstrates the procedure of dismemberment.

He says dispassionately, "The forceps are used to grab one of the extremities of the child...and to pull them off. Literally it is a dismemberment abortion. The legs are pulled off the child; the arms are pulled off; the rest of the body is taken out piece by piece and then the head is crushed and the contents of the head come out as well."...

Shocking Youtube Video: Fr. Frank Pavone Demonstrates Dismemberment Abortion on Fetus Model

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157 posted on 04/11/2008 3:28:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; 2ndDivisionVet; Lesforlife; wagglebee
NRTL takes a stand...

Thread by 2ndDivisionVet.

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest and most influential pro-life organization, has announced the “unanimous” decision by its board of directors to back Republican presidential hopeful John McCain....

Prominent Pro-Life Group Backs McCain (National Right-To-Life Committee)

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158 posted on 04/11/2008 3:36:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Unfortunately too much misinformation was deliberately promoted about Terri, and too many believed the lies.


159 posted on 04/11/2008 9:58:57 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
What brings pride to some people. And this is the most "conservative" on the Florida Supreme Court? Dr. Jack Kervorkian is proud of his life work of death and Ted Bundy was proud of his body count.

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TALLAHASSEE | Raoul Cantero III, the first Hispanic to serve on the Florida Supreme Court and one of its most conservative members, said Friday he is resigning in September for personal reasons.

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Cantero said Friday that his most memorable case was the 2004 ruling that struck down a law Bush had rushed through the Legislature in an attempt to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive. In an opinion written by Justice Barbara Pariente the justices ruled the law unconstitutionally attempted to reverse lower court decisions permitting the removal of the woman's feeding tube. With the tube removed, Schiavo died.

"It was a proud moment for us that we were able to reach a unanimous decision," Cantero said. "We were able to work through the issues dispassionately."...........

Florida's 1st Hispanic Justice to Step Down

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160 posted on 04/12/2008 3:24:05 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Looking worse for Florida! If the guy who left was conservative, what is in store?

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Gov. Charlie Crist will make one of his most historic decisions as he considers a selection to replace Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero.

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It seems likely Crist will be provided a list of candidates favorable to his moderate views. He appointed three of the JNC’s nine members – Jason Unger, Robert Hackleman and Howard Coker. Hackleman is a lawyer with Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, the firm whose new chairman is George LeMieux, Crist’s former campaign manger and chief of staff.....................

Crist's Supreme chance

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161 posted on 04/12/2008 3:30:49 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Governor Suntan is at another crossroads. He’ll pick somebody who watched his back when he was the worst Atty General Fla ever had bar none (including Janet Reno).


162 posted on 04/12/2008 3:51:12 AM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Whomever Charlie picks, there’s a real good chance the fla supremes will strike down a lot of what the legislator does and what the voters voted for.


163 posted on 04/12/2008 3:52:48 AM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Jeb picked Cantero. I wonder why Cantero’s really leaving. He’s quite young for a judge to leave such a lucrative position.


164 posted on 04/12/2008 3:54:01 AM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser
"It was a proud moment for us that we were able to reach a unanimous decision," Cantero said. "We were able to work through the issues dispassionately.".....

It's mid-morning here, and reading this makes me glad I skipped breakfast.

I will never understand how anyone who had any part, however small, in murdering, yes, MURDERING, an innocent disabled woman, can feel pride in not trying to do something to stop what was an execution, one that if it had been carried out on a domestic animal would have warranted the owner a felony conviction in many places.

Cantero, and the others like him who had a part in this, will have to answer in another life for their actions and non-actions, and I doubt that a plea of lack of knowledge of all the facts, or the necessity of returning an unanimous verdict will mitigate the guilt for Terri's murder.

165 posted on 04/12/2008 7:45:49 AM PDT by penowa
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To: 8mmMauser

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


166 posted on 04/12/2008 7:50:07 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. Þ)
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To: 8mmMauser

My questions also - most conservative?


167 posted on 04/12/2008 11:10:01 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Reminding us of Andrea Clark...

Texas treatment treated on this blog on Medical Futility. Thanks, Les, for the tip.

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In Texas, when a patient's surrogate asks a health care provider to provide life-sustaining treatment that the provider deems medically inappropriate, the provider may refuse so long as (1) she gets confirmation from her facility's ethics committee and (2) she gives the surrogate an opportunity to transfer the patient to another facility willing to provide the requested treatment.

To help surrogates navigate the transfer process, the Texas Advance Directives Act established a "registry" of providers willing to accept transfers of patients who want LSMT that their current facility is unwilling to provide. But the registry is comprised primarily of lawyers "willing to receive requests for legal counsel from families that are going through a transfer." And Texas Right to Life states that it is "willing to help transfer to a facility that provides treatment." Even with such help, transfers are very hard to find.

But perhaps there is a solution. Either UCLA could list itself on the Texas registry or at least TRL and the Texas law firms could focus on UCLA as a potential transferee. As recently reported in the 2008 Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, the UCLA Medical Center was by far the most aggressive in managing chronic illness, as measured by the use of medical specialists and intensive care units, as well as the total number of physician visits.

(chart from NYT) Medicare spent an average of $52,911 for U.C.L.A. patients but only $28,763 for those who used the Mayo Clinic hospital.

Take just one tangential illustration: the Nataline Sarkisyan case. Cigna got a lot of flack for refusing to cover a liver transplant for this girl with leukemia and multiple organ failure. But it did appear that UCLA recommendation for the transplant was far more aggressive than not only the independent reviewers whom Cigna used but also more aggressive than other leading medical centers like UCSF and Baylor.

Posted by Thaddeus Mason Pope at 8:45 AM

Texas Right to Life, Transfer Patients to UCLA

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168 posted on 04/13/2008 3:31:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Thanks, Les...

Another 'Dead' Man Now Recovering

Dateline NBC recently ran this story about Zach Dunlap. 21-year-old Zach had flipped his ATV and suffered a serious brain injury.

His doctor ordered a blood flow scan to determine if there was any blood still coursing through Zack’s brain. Zach's mom explained, "The doctor took us in and showed us the image on the computer. And he told us the dark areas will be the areas where there's no blood flow to the brain . . . and that was the whole brain. That was the whole thing. It was just black." Zach was declared brain dead. As Zach's doctor explained, "he was dead. He meets the legal, medical requirements for declaring a patient brain dead. "

The facts suggest that the brain death tests were accurately performed. But hours after being declared dead, his doctors detected "purposeful movements." He was not dead after all. As MSNBC reports, "tests can be fallible . . . [and] doctors here haven't been able to explain Zack’s return from a scientific standpoint."

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169 posted on 04/13/2008 3:34:26 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Sure as death and taxes is the drone of death bots. Whining may be heard afar from these poor critters cheered only by deaths. Killing the unborn is a thankless lot of work and is rough on the nails, too. I can only post an excerpt from this site.

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The bill requires these women to pay for the ultrasound, which could be a few hundred dollars and is just an additional barrier placed in the paths of those who feel, for whatever personal reason, they are unable to have a child at this time.

All this in order to make a hard decision even more punitive. When protection of human life is less concerned with the living and is preoccupied with the lesser-developed existence, then we certainly should re-prioritize. The protection of the embryo and the developing fetus appears to be on a higher agenda for the conservatives in the Republican Party. The philosophy within the party stresses individual responsibility. Social Security, Medicare and other reforms that try to protect the weakest in our society are programs that the Republicans feel take away from individual responsibility.............

Legislature favoring unborn over the born, again

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170 posted on 04/13/2008 3:46:39 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Living wills again and again are brought up, not mention of the "Will to Live" promoted by our side.

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History will be made Wednesday. Approximately 50 of the most prominent national health-care, religious and legal associations and organizations, as well as countless others, will participate in the inaugural National Health Care Decisions Day. The goal of this nationwide initiative is to ensure that American adults have both the information and the opportunity to communicate and document their future health-care decisions.

While making health-care decisions is often difficult in the best of circumstances, making decisions for others is even more complicated. As Terri Schiavo’s situation vividly revealed, having an advance directive can be valuable for all adults, regardless of current age or health status. Yet, fewer than 25 percent of all Americans have one. For an action that can be done without a lawyer, for free, and relatively easily, this figure is astonishingly low............

Historic day for our health

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171 posted on 04/13/2008 3:54:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Head strong meets head weak...

A view from different prism makes these ramblings a bit comical. Here you have good ole Bucks County in Pennsylvania registering a whole bunch of new Democrats in time for the primaries. Explanation has nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos which goes unmentioned as a factor, but tells us conservative Republicans are fed up with that limp wristed weak kneed swamp of GOP known as RINOS as just to "conservative". Huh? Yep. Naturally, they have the factors separating the lefties from the right, and part of that big five is, yes, we guessed it, Terri's Legacy.

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It's not that the party isn't conservative enough to win the suburbs; it is that the party is too conservative and has lost touch with a suburban constituency.

Fault for that lies in the party's national image. Impressions of political parties are established nationally. People don't usually join a political organization based on their sense of the county commissioners, the competence of the row officers, or the performance of the borough council. They choose the party whose platform, they believe, most closely resembles their general views. And those platforms flow from the federal level. They are personified by national players.

In Washington, the GOP has been on the wrong side of many hot-button issues. As these issues have unfolded - the war in Iraq, Terri Schiavo, global warming, stem-cell research, and the ever-present issue of reproductive choice - the Democratic Party has made strides in the suburbs. Instead of listening to its more-moderate voices, the GOP has instead concentrated on stoking its hard-core base - a minority of Americans - by taking time out of the legislative schedule to posture on issues such as same-sex relationships...............

Head Strong: Why the GOP lost its grip on Phila. suburbs

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172 posted on 04/13/2008 4:14:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Mr. Silverback; BykrBayb
We can make no mistake about the beast we face. He appears in many forms, on many battlefronts, but his father is always the same. Mr Silverback has a video which may be disturbing to some in his thread linked below. The beast is always disturbing, just not seen so well as here. His face changes but his nature is the same. Thanks, BB, for the ping.

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Here's the first segment of video from the Baby Napalm incident. I'm reposting the description from this thread where I posted links to the transcript.

In Rockford, Illinois, an abortion clinic known as the Northern Illinois Women's Center performs abortions twice a week. On March 29, the clinic was open for business. Two dedicated pro-life activists were there for sidewalk counseling and prayer.

A neighborhood resident, Keith, arrived to accost them, making illegal physical contact with one of the men in the first moments of his criminal freakout, issuing forth a stream of vile racial and sexual epithets, threatening the men with his dog, and even voicing his approval for what he himself calls child killing. After a seven minute spree of misdemeanors and behavior that some viewers have described as "demonic," the abortion clinic operator, Wayne Webster, warns Keith that the police are coming and the two make it very clear that Webster has no problem with this vile activity. When police arrive over an hour later, they do nothing about the attack, treat the pro-lifers and their right to free speech derisively and are uninterested when they are informed that there is video evidence of a crime available to them. You see, Keith and Wayne performed for a camera that was in plain sight....

The Baby Napalm Video: Footage of Racist Assault on Pro-Lifers

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173 posted on 04/13/2008 4:54:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Sun peeks through the dark clouds. Thread by wagglebee.

Madrid, Spain (LifeNews.com) -- A respected European oncologist has changed her mind about euthanasia after battling cancer. Sylvie Menard's change of heart has one leading anti-euthanasia activist to urge people not to abandon the elderly and disabled patients who need love and support the most as they battle medical problems.

Menard, one of the most renowned oncologists in Europe, has been battling bone cancer and she shared her transformation on end-of-life issues with the Spanish magazine Huellas....

Respected European Oncologist Opposes Euthanasia After Cancer Battle

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174 posted on 04/13/2008 5:03:05 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; freerepublic_or_die; TheSarce
Troubles in the used parts sector in a thread by freerepublic_or_die with thanks to TheSarce for the ping.

With her mother desperately in need of a transplant, Laura Ashworth told family and friends she wanted to donate one of her kidneys.

So when the 21-year-old died after an asthma attack, it seemed that the tragedy would at least give Rachel Leake a chance of a healthy new life. But because Laura had not begun the formal process of becoming a "living donor," the authorities refused to let her mother receive her organs. Instead they went to strangers at the top of the waiting list.......

Mother Needing Transplant Refused Dead Daughter's Kidney Despite Girl's Deathbed Plea

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175 posted on 04/13/2008 5:09:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
We can be assured the Obama Nation will be on the side of the critter in the video in post #173 upthread. I can imagine easily that beastly image with B.O. outside a Hussain asylum.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Barack Obama has voted against every limit on abortion as a member of the U.S. Senate -- including repeated votes against making sure taxpayers aren't forced to pay for abortions here or overseas. But Obama told the media on Friday that no one, including him, is pro-abortion.

As LifeNews.com reported, Obama's campaign announced a new contingent of Catholics who are supporting his presidential bid....

Barack Obama Claims He's Not "Pro-Abortion," Abortion Not a "Good Thing"

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176 posted on 04/13/2008 5:16:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Surprise, surprise! Thread by wagglebee...

DUBLIN, April 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Girls who become sexually active before age 17 are almost 70 percent more likely to experience a crisis pregnancy in later life and three times more likely to procure abortion in their lifetime than those who wait until they are older, according to a study released by the Irish Crisis Pregnancy Agency.

The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships, the largest nationally representative study on sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviour ever undertaken in Ireland, was published by the Department of Health and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA) today.....

Teen Sex Linked To Regret and Abortions in Later Adult Life

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177 posted on 04/13/2008 5:20:33 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; ...
Hillary, being observant and savvy if not likeable, understands the impact of Terri's Legacy to the point she dare not challenge it for fear of the losses that would bring.

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During the faith debate at Messiah College on Sunday night, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama largely avoided a question about whether patients should be allowed to have a right to assisted suicide or euthanasia.

Clinton was asked if she "believe[s] it is compassionate, that it is appropriate to let someone who is really suffering choose to end their life."

"Again, this is one of those incredibly challenging issues," she responded.

"You know, the Terri Schiavo case in Florida posed that for many people," Clinton added, referring to the case of a disabled woman whose former husband won the legal right to subject her a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration euthanasia death.

She called the Schiavo case one where "there were people of good faith and people of strong feelings on both sides about what should happen to that woman's life."

Ultimately, Clinton said she was unsure whether government should allow assisted suicide or euthanasia.

"I don't know that any of us is in a position to make that choice for families or for individuals, but I don't want us also to condone government action that would legitimize or encourage end-of-life decisions," she said.

Clinton appeared to ask more questions than give answers to the bioethics concerns.

"Somehow there has to be a framework for us to determine how can people who are either able to make these decisions on their own do so? Or if they are not, how best do we create a decision process for their families to try to decide?" she added........

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Largely Avoid Assisted Suicide Question

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178 posted on 04/14/2008 3:55:39 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
I don't watch this stuff, much less even know what it is, but an excerpt from a description jumped out...

Later, Eli gathers Taylor, Patti, and Dowd into his office and explains to Taylor and Patti that he needs them to witness the signing of his living will. He doesn't want to be Terri Schiavo'ed. "You want us to witness you signing your suicide note?" Taylor asks incredulously. It's "about how and under what circumstances I don't want to live," Eli tells her. It's another moment that really showcases one of the things I like so much about this show -- the strength of the relationships between the people. They're not always close, but the bonds are apparent, and it feels real....

It happened last night

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179 posted on 04/14/2008 4:06:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Dying with dignity, a classic oxymoronic way lefties see things. Thread by wagglebee.

Veteran MSP Margo MacDonald plans to research clinics abroad which allow those with terminal illnesses to end their own lives.

The 64-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, recently told fellow MSPs that she should be allowed to bring about her own death....

MSP to research assisted suicide (Scotland)

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180 posted on 04/14/2008 4:18:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee
Yes, let us never forget the cowardly betrayal of Terri by the men in her family that sat by as she was tortured to death. I for one will never forget them for their extreme act of cowardice.
181 posted on 04/14/2008 4:27:51 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 (What men should do to save and protect their women is detailed in Genesis chapter 34.)
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To: All; wagglebee
In the mid-sixties, we visited a gingerbread-type very benign and pleasant house in Germany. We were told at the time of the war it housed handicapped like the Pope's cousin. But not for long... They would go in the door and never be seen again. But it looked so nice sort of like death with dignity. Thread by wagglebee on the Pope and his perspective...

He found out that, as a 14-year-old boy, Joseph Ratzinger had a cousin born with Down Syndrome who was just a couple years younger.

In 1941, German "therapists" arrived at the boy's home and took him away -- possibly telling his parents of the new governmental regulations against mentally disabled children living at home.

Despite pleas from the boy's family, German officials took him away and he very likely became a victim of the genocide that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives during the war.

"This was Joseph Ratzinger's first experience of a murderous philosophy that asserts that some people are disposable," Pursell explains....

Pope Benedict XVI Biographer: Nazi Genocide Shaped His Pro-Life Views

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182 posted on 04/14/2008 4:42:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; markomalley; TheSarce
An amazing grasp of the obvious...

Thread by markomalley with thanks to TheSarce for the ping.

Madrid, Apr 11, 2008 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- The Spanish magazine Huellas has published an interview with Sylvie Menard, one of the most renowned oncologists in Europe who for many years was a supporter of euthanasia but several months ago changed her views after she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Menard told the magazine that she always believed that each person should decide his own fate, but ‘when I became ill, I changed my position radically.”..........

Renowned oncologist changes position on euthanasia after contracting cancer

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183 posted on 04/14/2008 4:52:56 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Thanks, Les, for the tip.

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What greater proof that euthanasia and assisted suicide are elite agenda than the millions that have been poured into the coffers of advocates by the likes of the George Soros and the Tides Foundations to groups such as Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society) Initiative 1000 in Washington State already has hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds from large donations from assisted suicide PACs--and that is before the Grand-Canyon deep pockets of former Governor Booth Gardner are slapped on the table to buy his proposed law legalizing assisted suicide in Washington State.

But this is beyond the pale: Australian "Dr. Death" Phillip Nitschke has called for a suicide pill to be made available to troubled teens, he has concocted a "peaceful pill" for people to kill themselves with, and was involved in the assisted suicide death of Nancy Crick, who he claimed was terminally ill from cancer, but was no such thing--a lie he later admitted cheerfully having told, and more recently was involved in the suicide of a depressed woman who was not physically ill. And what is his reward? He is left $5 million to promote euthanasia from a former official. From the story
Leading euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says a $ 5 million bequest from former Brisbane lord mayor Clem Jones to promote the legalisation of euthanasia will give the issue greater legitimacy in Australia. Dr Nitschke, director of Exit International, said the donation was "by far the biggest" to the cause in Australia of which he had heard. "We are heartened by the donation," Dr Nitschke said. "Not only the large amount of money, but because it was (given) by someone who commanded a great deal of respect...it will give this issue a degree of legitimacy."
The reason, apparently, was a difficult death of his wife:
"I saw Sylvia suffer the most dreadful agony from disease and illness that destroyed her physically and mentally and caused her to suffer, day after day, not only the pain but also the indignity of being something that could not truly be described as a human being," the will said.

"I do not, of course, criticise the splendid endeavours that the medical fraternity make to preserve the quality of human life, but when that quality falls to a level where life is one of pain and suffering--or when one's mind can no longer function--those self-same medical practitioners should have the right and the responsibility of releasing persons from that torture, misery and indignity."
We have all seen beloved family members suffer. My uncle died of Alzheimer's and it was very difficult for all of us who loved him dearly. But euthanasia is not the answer, it is not the solution, it is not the overcoming of disease and disability. Rather, it is total surrender to them, it is the abandonment of the most vulnerable among us to killing over caring, it is to claim that some human beings have lives not worth living or protecting. And believe me, I have known ill and disabled people who are receiving that very message from society loud and clear.

A lot of people fit into the categories the late Mayor would consign to a killable caste. And his apparent indifference to the utter subversive philosophy of Nitschke and the man's disgraceful past conduct is shameful. If his $5 million obtains what Nitschke has repeatedly and explicitly advocated--death on demand--we will have lost the right to call ourselves a moral society.

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POSTED BY WESLEY J. SMITH AT 8:25 PM 

Philip Nitschke Strikes it Rich to Promote the Culture of Death

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184 posted on 04/14/2008 5:45:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife
But this is beyond the pale: Australian "Dr. Death" Phillip Nitschke has called for a suicide pill to be made available to troubled teens,

Almost without exception, teens are troubled to start with and these monsters want to encourage them to commit suicide over some problem that they probably won't even remember a week later.

185 posted on 04/14/2008 5:50:40 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser
Hillary says she is unsure if government should allow euthanasia and assisted suicide. Tells me she sees nothing much wrong with them. She only wants to play both sides.

Hillary also said that people of "good faith" were on both sides of [Schiavo] issue. She is saying that people of good faith are okay with starving an innocent women to death and all the other outrageous linked with the case.

Three unfit persons are running for POTUS. None of them deserve to win.

186 posted on 04/14/2008 8:56:34 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

The Marx brothers, Grouchy, Harpie, and Karl


187 posted on 04/15/2008 3:05:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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We are finding a cycle, a spate of living will or advance directive promos. Surging after the Terri atrocity, periodically they return. As a caveat, living wills can be good, can be not quite good. But they are pushed and usually accompanied by media falsehoods about what happened to Terri. This sounds Good but is not great.

Good cited the dismal case of Terry Schiavo, the Florida woman at the center of a national debate who eventually died 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in 2005. Schiavo, 41, had been comatose for about seven years, and her final days were embroiled in painful legal battles between members of her family.

“We have no earthly idea what Ms. Schiavo wanted, and no one ever will,” Good said.............

Hope Hospice offers help planning for the end

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188 posted on 04/15/2008 3:23:04 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; ...
Living wills all over the place today, including the above post, and now this.

As a result, “fewer families and health care providers will have to struggle with making difficult health care decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and health care providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance health care planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so,” she said in a release.....

Med center provides health info

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189 posted on 04/15/2008 3:28:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Living wills and a plan: note, I am offering this all up for discussion and contemplation, not for recommendation...

EL PASO, Texas -- It's hard to forget the story of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman without a plan for her medical care. As a result, a judge made the decision to either keep her on feeding tubes or pull the tubes and let her die.

"Families go through some agonizing times trying to know what their loved ones want if they haven't had that conversation ahead of time," said Connie Crawford, an Assistant County Attorney.

So the County Attorney's Office along with Thomason Hospital have teamed up to spread the word about letting your family know what you want to do in the worst of situations.......

County Wants You To Have A Plan

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190 posted on 04/15/2008 3:34:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
And this...

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new national survey indicates that Americans are more likely to talk with their children about drug use or sex than with a seriously ill parent about their end-of-life wishes. The survey, completed by more than 2,300 individuals, was conducted in conjunction with the first National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, 2008.

“The survey highlights the need for more attention to advance care planning, which is why National Healthcare Decisions Day is so important,” said Sandy Schellinger, Director of Allina Palliative Care. “Americans have made such wonderful progress expanding the dialogue about drugs and sex with their children, yet we still struggle when it comes to talking about something that happens to every one of us—dying.” ...........

Plan Now to Make Your End-of-Life Decisions Clear

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191 posted on 04/15/2008 3:36:47 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
And finally...

Wednesday is National Health Care Decisions’ Day, when you’ll be asked to name a relative who would decide on your end of life care if you can’t do it yourself.

It prevents the type of legal mess involving Terri Schiavo in Florida a few years back...........

Wisconsinites asked to fill out living wills

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192 posted on 04/15/2008 3:39:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; julieee; wagglebee
Obama Nation, Maine, and more...

Thread by julieee with thanks for the ping from wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Barack Obama has voted against every limit on abortion as a member of the U.S. Senate -- including repeated votes against making sure taxpayers aren't forced to pay for abortions here or overseas. But Obama told the media on Friday that no one, including him, is pro-abortion....

Barack Obama Claims He's Not "Pro-Abortion," Abortion Not a "Good Thing"

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193 posted on 04/15/2008 4:00:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Dr. Alveda King, God bless her...

Thread by wagglebee.

ATLANTA, April 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today said that racism and abortion are linked. Dr. King has, for the past two weeks been involved in commemorative events of the 40th anniversary of the death of her uncle Martin Luther King Jr. the famed leader of the civil rights movement.

"Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error," stated Dr. King. "The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness." ....

King's Niece: "Racism and Abortion Stem from the Same Poisonous Root"

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194 posted on 04/15/2008 4:07:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Thread from wagglebee on the Marx brothers...

GRANTHAM, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both tried to downplay their positions on abortion at the Compassion Forum, a nationally televised event at Messiah College on April 13.

During the event, which was intended to provide the opportunity for candidates to discuss how their faith and moral convictions bear on their positions on important issues, both candidates were questioned on religion, evolution and abortion, among other things......

Democrats on Abortion: Only "Potential" for Life Begins at Conception

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195 posted on 04/15/2008 4:24:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; TBP; EternalVigilance
Alan Keyes consistently supported all that was Terri's Legacy. No other candidate for President comes close. Thread by TBP. Thanks, EV, for the ping.

“You’ve convinced me that you are going to help put Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the White House.”

This is how a friend of mine tried to wrap up a political discussion last weekend. The circumstances were unusual, even if the comment was not. Usually, you’ll find a lone Keyes backer being numerically outgunned by a bunch of RINOs. In this case, the sole McCain supporter found himself faced with an enthusiastic and well-informed circle of Keyes people......

Stand your ground

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196 posted on 04/15/2008 4:31:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter

This thread was a duplicate of a thread I posted over the weekend. When I commented that it was no big deal and didn’t really waste all that much bandwidth compared to say a thread where the same three or four pictures of Bush are posted dozens of times, I was accused of being a leftist, pro-abortion supporter of B.O.


197 posted on 04/15/2008 4:43:05 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Terri must never be forgotten, and we must put people in office who stand for the principles the Schindler family was trying to uphold.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2001713/posts


198 posted on 04/15/2008 8:10:48 AM PDT by TBP
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To: wagglebee

Speaking of the oft jpegged POTUS, I hope Pope Benedict reprimands him for abandoning TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO. I’m glad Pope Benedict is here for a visit but we can’t forget what the Bush brothers didn’t do regarding judicial homocide.


199 posted on 04/15/2008 2:07:42 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Sun
UPDATE RE: THE WOMAN WHO DIED IN MIKEY'S JAIL. The autopsy revealed she died of pneumonia but also had MRSA. It goes to show you can have a ribbon cutting ceremony for a 33 million dollar jail hospital but people will still die from neglect. Her family's suing the Pinellas Cty Jail. This is why we don't see any Mikey posters here. He's in hot water. Dorothy Palinchik, dead of pneumonia and MRSA. It seems to me that the M.E. may have fudged the autopsy to get the sheriff off the hook for the MRSA. If both arms and legs were black with necrotic tissue, I seriously doubt the pneumonia was the key reason's she's dead.

Rest in peace, Dorothy. Sue the pants off of the PSCO! You didn't know you were w/merchants of death and that includes Sheriff Coates who is Mikey's boss.

(poor fare doesn't have my email address or fare would be emailing me. The facts are the facts, Terri Legacy Listers.)

200 posted on 04/15/2008 2:21:31 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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