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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

Saddened? Greer’s buddy RONNIE DUNCAN is not running for re-election to the Pinellas Cty Commission. He’s leaving in disgrace, another RINO who got caught. One by one Florida rinos are calling it a day. Pinellas Cty is now democrat but used to be mostly republican. The liberal rag never mentions how many pubbies in Pinellas left the party and are now indies. bye, bye, Lisa and bye, bye, Ronnie. Being a friend of judge greer is a metaphoric kiss of death. Being a ward of judge greer may be a genuine kiss of death.


451 posted on 05/03/2008 8:47:53 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

Saddened? Greer’s buddy RONNIE DUNCAN is not running for re-election to the Pinellas Cty Commission. He’s leaving in disgrace, another RINO who got caught. One by one Florida rinos are calling it a day. Pinellas Cty is now democrat but used to be mostly republican. The liberal rag never mentions how many pubbies in Pinellas left the party and are now indies. bye, bye, Lisa and bye, bye, Ronnie. Being a friend of judge greer is a metaphoric kiss of death. Being a ward of judge greer may be a genuine kiss of death.


452 posted on 05/03/2008 8:48:01 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

Saddened? Greer’s buddy RONNIE DUNCAN is not running for re-election to the Pinellas Cty Commission. He’s leaving in disgrace, another RINO who got caught. One by one Florida rinos are calling it a day. Pinellas Cty is now democrat but used to be mostly republican. The liberal rag never mentions how many pubbies in Pinellas left the party and are now indies. bye, bye, Lisa and bye, bye, Ronnie. Being a friend of judge greer is a metaphoric kiss of death. Being a ward of judge greer may be a genuine kiss of death.


453 posted on 05/03/2008 8:51:11 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

Saddened? Greer’s buddy RONNIE DUNCAN is not running for re-election to the Pinellas Cty Commission. He’s leaving in disgrace, another RINO who got caught. One by one Florida rinos are calling it a day. Pinellas Cty is now democrat but used to be mostly republican. The liberal rag never mentions how many pubbies in Pinellas left the party and are now indies. bye, bye, Lisa and bye, bye, Ronnie. Being a friend of judge greer is a metaphoric kiss of death. Being a ward of judge greer may be a genuine kiss of death.


454 posted on 05/03/2008 8:51:47 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: wagglebee; Sun

My PC got carried away... consider the duplicates BTTT for Lauren Richardson.


455 posted on 05/03/2008 8:53:28 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: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This is a long post but poignant enough I thought it better to copy the whole thing:

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by Jane St. Clair
Author of Walk Me to Midnight,

People in favor of assisted suicide pose four compelling arguments:

  1. Compassion - Assisted suicide is a matter of compassion. No one should suffer needlessly when a doctor's injection ends it quickly.
  2. Dignity - Euthanasia is necessary to preserve the dignity of a dying person.
  3. Better good of society - End-of-life care is expensive and drains the health care system. Sometimes we have to make hard choices for the greater good.
  4. Checks and Balances - Euthanasia can be carefully controlled through a system of checks and balances.

These four arguments are hard to refute, which is why the Nazi leadership could present them so effectively in the era before World War II.

These four arguments enabled Adolph Hitler and his followers to convince German doctors to perform euthanasia on first the terminally ill, then retarded and deformed babies, then institutionalized children, and then insane, retarded, sick and otherwise incapacitated adults.

The Argument for Compassion

Just as today's filmmakers produce books and movies like "Million Dollar Baby," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" and a multitude of TV shows with similar plots, Nazi filmmakers and writers did the same.

"I Accuse" remains a powerfully emotional German movie from the era. It tells the story of a doctor whose wife is terminally ill. As she cries in pain and begs him to end her life, he tearfully gives her a lethal injection. When he goes on trial for her murder, he wins over the jury for an acquittal, after he says, "Would you, if you were a cripple, want to vegetate forever?"

Dr. Karl Brandt, who was Hitler's personal physician, explained himself like this:

"The underlying motive was the desire to help individuals who could not help themselves and were thus prolonging their lives in torment. To quote Hippocrates today is to proclaim that invalids and persons in great pain should never be given poison. But any modern doctor who makes so rhetorical a declaration without qualification is a liar or hypocrite ... I never intended anything more or believed I was doing anything but abbreviating the tortured existence of such unhappy creatures."

The compelling argument for compassion appeared in works of literature, scholarly journals, newspapers, and books, just as it does today.

The Argument for Human Dignity

Psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Hoche and attorney Karl Binding wrote a groundbreaking book in 1920 called, "The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life." The Nazis used this work over and over to convince doctors that killing is a form of healing. The two authors argued that when people become terminally ill, hopelessly insane or mentally handicapped, they become "empty shells of human beings" who no longer have the dignity of human beings. They are "life unworthy of life" and require "death assistance" from doctors.

Dr. Hoche and Binding were among the first to develop the concept of "brain dead" or "mental death," as they called it. Since "brain dead" patients cannot decide to end their lives, their doctors must decide for them. Destroying "life unworthy of life" is "the work of healing" and "such killing is compassionate and consistent with medical ethics."

Little Gerhard Kretschmar, born blind, missing an arm and a leg and seemingly retarded, was the first German child to be euthanized. His parents wrote to Hitler and asked him to end the child's life. Dr. Brandt killed the five-month-old baby himself, and the story circulated Germany as an act of compassion that relieved his parent's suffering.

Similar arguments circulated today when the case of Terri Schiavo was being debated.

For the Greater Good of Society

The Nazi propagandists used medical metaphors to convince the medical establishment that euthanasia helped society. The argument was that just as a doctor has to remove a cancerous tumor or inflamed appendix to keep a patient alive, so doctors have to remove those drains on society in order for it to survive.

Here's Dr. Hoche again:

The state organism is a whole with its own laws and rights, much like the self-contained organism, which, in the interest of the welfare of the whole, as we doctors know, must abandon and reject parts or particles that have become worthless or dangerous.

Arguments made today in Europe and the United States go like this: As the cost of health care skyrockets, the medical establishment must ration it to those who can benefit from it the most.

Checks and Balances

Assisted suicide is now legal in Oregon and the Netherlands, but you require a panel of doctors and experts to "sign off" on each case before any doctor can assist a suicide. The Nazis did the same thing.

Dr. Brandt wrote: "We are stern on constructing a careful medical sequence of evaluation before any patient is put to death." He and others devised a system that required a doctor, a lawyer, and a psychiatrist to review each case file and make sure death was "compassionate and consistent with medical ethics." The panel of three had to make a unanimous decision after reading each file. A plus mark (+) meant death; a minus mark (-) meant life, and a question mark (?) meant postponement.

The Death with Dignity Act in Oregon requires the okay of an attending and consulting physician and in some cases, a psychological evaluation. The Netherlands law requires that oversight of the suicide be provided by three experts: a legal specialist, a physician and an expert on ethical or philosophical issues.

Nazi doctors assured themselves that they could select the proper candidates "with 100% certainty" because their check and balance system was foolproof.

What Happened with Legal Euthanasia in Nazi Germany?

The terminally ill and very elderly were among the first to die. Nursing homes became "Hungerhauser" or starvation houses for the elderly, where they were neglected and given no food.

Also among the first to die were deformed and mentally handicapped infants and children under three. The Nazis gradually moved the age up to 16 years old. At first these were children in institutions, later the Nazis took them from their parents on various pretenses such as a child's "need for surgery." The children drank tea laced with luminal and went into fatal comas. However, to better hide what they were doing, doctors and nurses simply starved "the cases with the plus marks" and then cremated the bodies. Medical personnel told themselves that by allowing children to starve, they were only letting "nature take its course." By 1941, over 5,000 children were dead.

The T4 Program involved killing adults in institutions for the mentally retarded, insane, criminally insane, deaf, epileptic, paralyzed and senile. The Nazis were particularly interested in killing young, physically healthy people who were facing a lifetime of expensive care. People rode buses with blacked-out windows to one of six centers, where they died in gas chambers. At Nuremberg, nurses told accusers that they struggled with the procedures, but they genuinely believed they were relieving patients of suffering.

By 1945, the Nazis had killed over 200,000 people in their euthanasia program and went on to kill over six million. The grim process actually started a few decades before when well-meaning educated people argued for compassion, dignity, careful selection, and the highest good for all.

Today doctors in the Netherlands have already moved from assisted suicide of the terminally ill to the euthanasia of seriously sick infants.

Hitler, the Nazis and Assisted Suicide

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"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

456 posted on 05/04/2008 3:00:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Florida follies and rino wimps...

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"People pushing this legislation are pushing it on the merits, not to demonstrate we still have muscle," said James A. Smith, the executive editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, who watched the debates in the Legislature last week. "We passionately believe in protecting unborn children and we passionately believe that evolutionary dogma shouldn't reign in our schools."

But others say the push violates Republican principles and taints the Legislature as a vehicle for ideological crusades.

"I think these are things that even have Republicans scratching their heads and saying, 'How many times are things like this going to be on our agenda?'" said Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville. "One of the underlying axioms of this has been the mantra of the Republican Party for the last two decades, 'Less government and more freedom.' People look at some of the things we're doing and say this flies right in the face of that."

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And the Senate approved a $60 fine on so-called "Truck Nutz," an ornament for vehicles that is a large model of testicles. The House did not go along with the idea, which King said would create "bumper police."

~Snip~

Smith said that moderate Republicans -- dubbed RINOs, for "Republican in Name Only" -- who voted against the abortion and evolution bills would have to be defeated by social conservatives to win future legislative battles.

"Until one of these RINO Republicans gets taken out, there's not going to be much reason from them to believe there's any accountability to be feared for voting against religious conservatives," Smith said. "Whether or not religious conservatives are not as influential as they were once believed to be kind of remains to be seen."

King, who has been vilified by conservatives for leading moderate Republican opposition in the Schiavo case and abortion issues, said the possibility of a further push to the right among lawmakers is possible........

Conservatives' issues roiled, then fizzled

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457 posted on 05/04/2008 3:10:26 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Me, I don't believe in arguing with the devil or wrestling with pigs and Singer and allies are both...

Thread by wagglebee.

A panel discussion on one of society's most controversial issues -- abortion -- took place Thursday at Princeton University.

Seven panelists -- including Princeton's own professors Peter Singer, Don Marquis, Elizabeth Harman and Robert George -- offered wide-ranging views on the topic "Is It Wrong To End Early Human Life?"

Still, as panelist Jeff McMahan of Rutgers University pointed out, the debate over whether it is wrong to end early human rights could be simplified dramatically.

"I've only heard two answers to the question thus far," McMahan said midway through the discussion. "Yes, and no."..

Scholars debate abortion issues

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458 posted on 05/04/2008 3:15:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
I can't help but smile when I come across the name of our new Dr. King. She is always hard at work for pro-life. Thread by wagglebee.

OTTAWA, May 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Thousands of students and adults are gearing up for the much anticipated March for Life 2008, set to rock the national capital next Thursday, May 8. Meanwhile, March for Life activities have already begun around the nation. In Regina Saskatchewan the pro-life March is underway today and the March in Edmonton and Winnipeg are set for Sunday.

African-Americans have brought a new vitality to the pro-life movement in the United States as they have seen the fight for the right to life as the greatest human rights struggle of the 21st century. Alveda King, with all the fire and stamina of her late uncle Martin Luther King Jr., has rallied thousands to speak out, to march, to lobby and to pray that unborn children may be recognized in law as human beings and given full legal protection....

Alveda King, Niece of Great Civil Rights Leader, to Kick off Canada's National March for Life May 8

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459 posted on 05/04/2008 3:20:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Can I believe my eyes? Dare I?

Thread by wagglebee.

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FT. WORTH, Texas, May 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United Methodist General Conference, the Church's governing body that meets every 4 years, overwhelmingly adopted several petitions affirming the sanctity of life during its quadrennial meeting in Fort Worth.

Conference delegates voted to:

United Methodist General Conference Takes Steps to Affirm Life

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460 posted on 05/04/2008 3:24:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife

And people need to realize that the death culters today are every bit as evil as the Nazis.


461 posted on 05/04/2008 9:49:38 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

The modern day death cultists are every bit as evil as the nazi’s and if you see them up close, their clothes are somber and they’re very pale and zombie like-robotic. I can spot them immediately. They do not look normal and if they wear any jewelry at all, it’s not The Cross, that’s for certain. pentagram maybe...


462 posted on 05/04/2008 11:57:42 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; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Sun; Dante3

After Jim King takes the nuts off his car, I think it’s time for HIS ultrasound.


463 posted on 05/04/2008 12:01:17 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
Pray for this teen in Texas's futile care system. Her life's in danger thanks to former Gov. Bush's signing a bill into law.

"14-year-old Sabrina Martin's surgery for a sinus infection did not turn out well."

SABRINA MARTIN and parents, take care.

464 posted on 05/04/2008 12:13:13 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; Lesforlife; All
I was channel surfing yesterday and MTV filmed a young woman and her significant other. She's having a baby after her birth control failed. She said on MTV, "I don't believe in abortion. I'm having this baby."

Is the pendulum swinging a little bit???

465 posted on 05/04/2008 12:16:16 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

DC Madame comments from her condo mgr in Orlando.

She walked right into death central (as some attorneys refer to Pinellas-Pasco County) no matter the circumstances.

http://www.wesh.com/news/16142638/detail.html


466 posted on 05/04/2008 12:59:45 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: floriduh voter

Have you seen “Juno” yet? It is a wonderful movie and I think it will have a huge impact.


467 posted on 05/04/2008 1:12:17 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Just ask Ben Stein!

www.expelledthemovie.com


468 posted on 05/04/2008 2:24:37 PM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

Denver Bible Church Pastor Bob Enyart debated PP attorney Ed Ramey
at UNC last week about Personhood and wound up telling him,

“If you don’t know right from wrong, stay out of the public policy debate arena!’


469 posted on 05/04/2008 2:34:07 PM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
“If you don’t know right from wrong, stay out of the public policy debate arena!"

A person who doesn't understand basic right from wrong NEVER should have been let out of kindergarten.

470 posted on 05/04/2008 2:45:33 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Another case from Thaddeus Pope's Medical Futility blog: Thanks, Leslie.

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Chris Vogel has a lengthy and detailed story in Thursday's Houston Press, titled "Doctors vs. Parents: Who Decides Right to Life?" It describes a compelling and serious futility dispute that is now headed to court.

14-year-old Sabrina Martin's surgery for a sinus infection did not turn out well. She developed a brain abscess and brain swelling. The staff at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital told Sabrina's parents that Sabrina "had two strokes and because of them, she was in a coma that they didn't think she was going to come out of. And if she did, she would be a vegetable." The staff then "began pressuring them to withhold treatment and feeding."

But they allegedly went far beyond just trying to persuade the parents what they thought was the best course of action. In addition the Memorial Hermann staff:

But most serious of all is the allegation that “Memorial Hermann and the doctors and nurses working on the case wanted Sabrina to die to bury the evidence of malpractice and limit the potential damages in court.”

Posted by Thaddeus Mason Pope at 9:57 AM

New Futility Case: Martin v. Memorial Hermann

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471 posted on 05/05/2008 2:33:21 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Silence reigns as we hear nothing further on Lauren, but we keep watch.


472 posted on 05/05/2008 2:35:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
A departure from the usual Living Will urging...

A new study co-authored by UC Irvine professors Peter Ditto and Elizabeth Loftus shows that living wills may not be as effective in honoring individual’s final wishes as previously thought. To carry out this research, Ditto and Loftus selected over 400 individuals above the age of 65 for the group’s project.

“We got people that we knew and actually asked them three times to speak their wishes for different kinds of life-extending treatment,” Ditto said. “We would do that and … ask them to come back a year later and ask the same questions … then we looked to see … how accurate they were in sensing that [their answers] changed.”

Roughly one-third of the group changed their decisions in regards to such treatments as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and being dependent on a feeding tube used to extend their lives. Of these individuals, 75 percent falsely remembered that their new views were consistent with their original choices............

Study Challenges Validity of End-of-Life Treatment Decisions

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473 posted on 05/05/2008 2:49:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Warning, what you are about to read is liberal thought. Mercifully for readers, this journal limits us to excerpts only. Where else? The lost elephant graveyard called Florida...

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What we received this legislative session, and in many sessions past, is something that defies all reason and logic. I thought the pregnant pigs issue was the most ridiculous piece of legislation ever to be put into a state constitution, but that was one item. This year, we were being inundated with bills and issues that should have no place in governmental workings.

~Snip~

Abortion: If a woman and her doctor have decided that she cannot, for whatever reasons, carry and care for a child, that should be her decision. Government does not belong in private and personal medical matters. (Remember Terry Schiavo?) There are enough unloved, unwanted, abused and neglected children, even in Florida, without adding to their number. As for when human life begins, that is a matter for philosophy and religion to debate, not for our legislature to rule on........

What good came out of recent legislative session? May 5, 2008

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474 posted on 05/05/2008 3:00:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A key lesson for all in thread by wagglebee...

On April 7 an article appeared on the Opinion page, "Terri Schiavo's lifesaving legacy" by Nat Hentoff.

When Terri's story first appeared in the paper and on the news, I considered responding to the decisions that were made regarding her care and her future.

I feel that God gave us life and only he has the right to take it away and we are charged with caring for one another until that time.

In 1984 I was told to put my son in a nursing home because "he will never get better." Had we followed that advice we may have faced the same ending that Terri's family has endured..........

Don't give up on the disabled

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475 posted on 05/05/2008 3:04:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; floriduh voter
Threaten[ed] the family with convening the hospital's ethics committee, which under Texas law can overrule the family's wishes and withhold life-support treatment from a patient.

This is probably the most draconian legislation in America since the slavery era.

476 posted on 05/05/2008 4:40:57 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; floriduh voter; amdgmary; BykrBayb; Lesforlife
If a woman and her doctor have decided that she cannot, for whatever reasons, carry and care for a child, that should be her decision.

This must be some type of Freudian slip since the acknowledge that it is a CHILD and not a blob of cells. But what does this mean, does this mean that a woman can "abort" a rebellious teenager? We already know that Florida makes provisions for husbands to "abort" inconvenient wives.

There are enough unloved, unwanted, abused and neglected children, even in Florida, without adding to their number.

Then why do most Americans looking to adopt have to go to China and Eastern Europe for children? Where are these overflowing Florida orphanages?

As for when human life begins, that is a matter for philosophy and religion to debate, not for our legislature to rule on.

Do these imbeciles not realize that this is statement is so open-ended that it actually means nothing?

477 posted on 05/05/2008 4:48:07 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

Watching those vids hurts my heart. Lauren’s mother has custody of the granddaughter she wanted aborted? I’ll read more later.


478 posted on 05/05/2008 5:47:28 PM PDT by Twink
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
The story crosses the Atlantic...

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Webster argued that the measure only extended the state's existing ultrasound requirement and that most abortion clinics already perform ultrasounds prior to abortions to determine the age of the fetus (Colavecchio-Van Sickler, St. Petersburg Times, 4/30). Opponents said that the measure was an attempt to create another hurdle to accessing abortion by requiring women to pay for the ultrasounds, which can cost several hundred dollars, the Herald reports (Miami Herald, 5/1). Opponents also said the measure might infringe on the doctor-patient relationship. Gov. Charlie Crist (R) did not say whether he would have signed the measure, according to the Sentinel (Orlando Sentinel, 5/1)............

Florida Senate Rejects Measure Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion At Any Stage

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479 posted on 05/06/2008 2:45:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Twink; Lesforlife
It may be even worse, we suspect. This may well be an effort by the death enthusiasts to consolidate their victory over Terri's life to establish a better foothold. A successful push on their part of an atrocity so outrageous as this may cause the public to grow immune to future cases. That is why we cannot let this case of Lauren slip into the shadows.


480 posted on 05/06/2008 2:52:10 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
How would all this play out under the presidency of one of the Marx brothers, Grouchy, Harpie, or Karl? Thread by wagglebee.

Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Undaunted by their repeated failure to get the California legislature to approve a bill legalizing assisted suicide, the sponsors of the bill are moving forward with a new measure that promotes euthanasia in limited circumstances. Pro-life groups are asking for phone calls to defeat the bill.

Last Tuesday, on a straight party line vote, the Assembly Judiciary Committee sent AB 2747 to the Assembly floor.....

California Legislature Expected to Vote This Week on Bill Promoting Euthanasia

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481 posted on 05/06/2008 3:13:22 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
The irony of abortion and being a mom...

Thread by wagglebee.

Mother's Day will be bittersweet in some segments of our nation this year.

For some women, there will be no flowers, no chocolates—just the painful memory of a child lost forever to abortion.

It may seem incongruous to talk about abortion in connection with Mother's Day. After all, this is a holiday meant to celebrate the amazing, life-affirming gift of motherhood. Yet, in our schizophrenic society, it's possible that some women will go in to facilities to have abortions on Saturday and be expected to join in the celebrations of Mother's Day on Sunday..........

Abortion Makes Mother's Day a Solemn Occasion for Many Women

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482 posted on 05/06/2008 3:21:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Surprise, surprise!

Thread by wagglebee.

LONDON, May 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the May 2 installment of his regular health feature in The Times, Dr. Thomas Stuttaford responded to a reader who complained of a loss of interest in sex following an abortion. "Though my boyfriend and I agreed it was the right thing to do, I feel guilty and I've gone off sex," wrote the questioner. Dr. Stuttaford responded by saying that loss of libido after an abortion is "so common that it can almost be said to be expected"..........

Abortion Kills Your Sex Life Says UK Doctor in Times Column

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483 posted on 05/06/2008 3:24:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Surprise, surprise!

Thread by wagglebee.

LONDON, May 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the May 2 installment of his regular health feature in The Times, Dr. Thomas Stuttaford responded to a reader who complained of a loss of interest in sex following an abortion. "Though my boyfriend and I agreed it was the right thing to do, I feel guilty and I've gone off sex," wrote the questioner. Dr. Stuttaford responded by saying that loss of libido after an abortion is "so common that it can almost be said to be expected"..........

Abortion Kills Your Sex Life Says UK Doctor in Times Column

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484 posted on 05/06/2008 3:26:10 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; ...
Ken Connor had supported Terri when he worked for Jeb Bush although Jeb went limp in our arms at the last hour.

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America's frail elderly are already at risk for abuse and exploitation. Apart from the unborn, there is no group that suffers more from the "disposable man" ethic that is the legacy of Roe v. Wade. All over America, our elders in long-term care institutions suffer from abuse and neglect. But the perpetrators are not only to be found in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Sadly, the largest group of perpetrators is to be found among the families of the victims. A recent study by the National Research Council estimated that there are between one and two million cases of elder abuse in the U.S. The Senate Special Committee on Aging estimates that there may be as many as four times as many cases of elder abuse that go unreported. How much worse is the problem likely to become as respect for human life in our society decreases and the pressure on the young to care for the old increases?

Americans in search of a just society should seek to foster an honest and immediate debate over how we will care for our elderly, how much we are willing to spend in so doing, and how we can deal fairly with younger generations in the process. We need to ask ourselves how the utilitarian arguments that are increasingly being urged in the bio-medical arena impact the disabled and the frail elderly. We need leaders in Washington and in the state houses of America, who are willing, if need be, to completely revamp the way in which we care for the elderly. Millions of lives literally hang in the balance. On these matters of life and death, political posturing and campaign contributions must not determine our course. Time is of the essence. Putting off until tomorrow the debate we need to have today will only limit our possible responses, and increase the likelihood that unplanned financial pressures will lead to unjust policies. We must be prepared to roll up our sleeves and sacrifice to ensure that young and old alike are accorded justice in our country.

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Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC and a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represented Governor Jeb Bush in the Terri Schiavo case. Connor was formally President of the Family Research Council, Chairman of the Board of CareNet, and Vice Chairman of Americans United for Life. For more articles and resources from Mr. Connor and the Center for a Just Society, go to www.ajustsociety.org. Your feedback is welcome; please email info@ajustsociety.org.

A Crisis We Can, and Must, Avoid

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485 posted on 05/07/2008 3:52:12 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
As we continue our watch...


486 posted on 05/07/2008 3:54:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Ben Stein!

Thread by wagglebee.

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May 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ben Stein has suffered extensive media criticism for drawing the connection between Darwin, Hitler, and the modern eugenics movements in a powerful 10-minute section of his film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed".

In an MSNBC.com review, Arthur Caplan calls the connection Stein draws between Darwin's theory and the Holocaust "despicable".  Neo-Darwinians on the whole have unleashed a barrage of insults at Stein and his work. They have also, however, completely failed to address the intimidating body of evidence Stein presents to support his claims. 

While Stein has explicitly asserted that not every neo-Darwinist is a eugenicist, an examination of the historic record reveals that neo-Darwinism can and has provided the philosophic justification for numerous horrific eugenic projects. .............

Darwin, Hitler, and the Culture of Death

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487 posted on 05/07/2008 3:59:33 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
As words are merely tools to the left, those which don't fit the requisites are simply changed, buried, ignored, and replaced with more effective words.

Thread by wagglebee.

Call it censored, call it buried, call it lost—the search term “abortion” was all of the above for approximately a month on POPLINE—a publicly-funded database that its administrators describe as “Your connection to the world’s reproductive health literature.”.....

A Slippery Slope: The POPLINE Controversy(abortion is a dirty word)

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488 posted on 05/07/2008 4:05:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; paltz; wagglebee

Oops! In my morning fog, I failed to notice paltz was the originator of the thread and not wagglebee. Sorry!

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489 posted on 05/07/2008 4:07:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

How sad the condition of the elderly. I am glad you brought attention to this tragic situation.


490 posted on 05/07/2008 9:54:29 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser
With gratitude to the artist!
491 posted on 05/07/2008 1:31:58 PM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Please check out the Terri Dailies for May and the current plight of Lauren Richardson as her fate looms similar in fate and importance to that of Terri Schiavo.

Let Lauren Live!

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492 posted on 05/08/2008 4:23:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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