Skip to comments.Woman Fights to Have Comatose Son Euthanized
Posted on 05/19/2009 5:50:12 PM PDT by markomalleyEdited on 05/20/2009 6:49:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
An Australian woman would like doctors to administer a fatal dose of morphine to her comatose son.
Joanne Dunn wants her son to die in her arms. Mark Leigep, 34, has been in a vegetative state for more than three years.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
...I’m happy to stay out of this debate.
Interesting that the first two cases compare themselves to Schiavo when in fact they weren’t anything like her.
There was plenty of evidence of Terri’s awareness of her surroundings, ability to eat, and limited ability to communicate.
Everything else is sophistry.
A sad story and a tough position to put your family. A living will is a good thing to have. Prayers for the woman and her son.
Should have aborted him...she wouldn’t have been saddled with a baby...I wanna puke...
Prayers for Mark Leigep.
Prayers that his mother finds her soul.
They will be here soon enough!
Yow. So they’ve almost decided to starve him on three occasions?
If there is no, or little chance of him recovering, I believe she should be granted her wish. It’s a shame the guy didn’t have a living will. I don’t know anyone who would want to lay in a coma for the rest of their lives, myself included.
I’m curious as to why she wants a lethal dosage of Morphine. One would think a combination of Benzos and the more potent synthetic opioids would be more efficient. Perhaps she hasn’t consulted a professional for such matters.
Of course, she doesn’t want to kill him herself (she can’t get her hands on a pillow?) She wants someone else ordered to kill him for her.
Case: Mark Leigep v. The Commonwealth of Australia
Verdict: Guilty of been in a coma from injury
Punishment: Death by starvation
Plea Deal: Denied
Cruel and sickening!!!!!!!!!!
I’m about to hurl. I clicked on a link in the Fox News story, and there’s a longer version at http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,25498193-5006301,00.html .
They have a poll where you can vote on whether or not the victim should be allowed to live. Naturally they use deceptive wording to suggest that the victim is the one requesting his own murder.
Mommy Dearest said it seemed wrong that he was both a “strain on the health system” and still collecting the dole. (Her wording, not mine).
The culture of death honestly believes that if they can win an American Idol-type poll that they will have the ability to kill whoever they want.
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