One of W’s last acts as governor was to sign a law that said that in TX anyone in Terry’s condition who was receiving state aid to pay their medical bills could be denied food and water/or disconnected from life support if a commitee of doctors and hospital deemed their case hopeless.
And you know what? In my opinion that is a correct law.
IF you are a believer, you know that this life is the most temporary part of your existence and that it will end sooner or later. If you are a conservative you know the government cannot spend unlimited funds and that we have to have priorities. Too many hospitals spend millions of dollars (most of it paid for by the state) to prolong people’s live for weeks or even days when they are clearly dying. Moreover the “life” they provide is a half-life of agonizing pain and semi-consciousness. In Terry’s case, the evidence is crystal clear, her “life” was no life at all, there was nothing left of the critical parts of her brain where thinking and cognition take place. The most horrifying thing I have seen my life is when I volunteered at a hospital where there was a woman who kept her anacephalic (Born without a brain-only a brain stem) baby alive (at a cost of millions of dollars) for nearly a decade because she was convinced, despite the medical impossibility of it, that her baby would “wake up” any day and be perfectly okay.
Only those who fear what lies beyond should spend so much time and energy clinging to this life; not us
You sound like one of those Nazis who wrote the treatise on “Life Devoid of Value” back in 1929.
The Master Plan (Blueprint for Obamacare)
Quis - you're wrong - she was NOT brain dead - she was interacting with her father just before she died. I saw a video of her laughing with her father - WITH her father, when he was reminding her about something she used to do to tease her mother. She was very much alert, and to slowly starve her because she could not talk is the ultimate atrocity. We have NO right to take another's life, especially if they're just disabled, and in THAT way. You wouldn't even do to a criminal, or even an animal, what they did to Terri. Atrocious and obscene!!! And evil! And, another thing, the parents were willing to care for her at THEIR expense, not the taxpayers'. Her "husband" would not let her go - fought like hell to get her murdered.
Listen newbie, since you have only been here a month there are a few things you might not be aware of:
1. Free Republic is a PRO-LIFE forum, not some place for you to spew your pro-death utilitarian crap.
2. This is the Terri Dailies thread. Many people who participate in these threads were at the hospice where Terri was murdered. They heard her scream when she was told she was about to be murdered. They know that she understood what was happening.
3. If you believe in God (as you loosely claim) you would realize that He alone decides when it ends, not us. People like you claim to believe, but what you really want to do is impose your will in place of His.
Quis - are you telling a tall tale?? I just checked out several different sites on anacephaly, and they all stated that a baby born that way lived only a few hours, at most, a couple of days. I don't believe that this woman had raised an anacephalic child for ten years. You'll have to give me a link to that story.
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. - Deuteronomy 30:19
Had I listened to assclowns like you when I had my problems I wouldn't be here to feed your sorry butt to the Viking Kitties...You, troll, are a hellspwan.
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I don't fear what lies beyond. But that doesn't mean I have the right to decide someone's life should end because of conditions out of my control. That's God's decision; not mine, not yours.
You apparently like playing God. Well, we enjoy a lesser but powerful tool, idiot. So here's to you you stupid, insipid troll...
Ah yes, the anti-Christ “death theology” that some pseudopastors preach now and then.
It takes guts and faith to stay alive in trying times.
You are an Effing Ahole who values life for a commoditized ideal that benefits you only.
There is a moral and spiritual compact to defending and extending the innocent life.
Are you a member of the:
Perhaps you are a descendant of Margaret Sanger?
Or do you not need any mentors and have developed your own theories on eugenics?
IBTZ if it hasn’t happened already.
“One of Ws last acts as governor was to sign a law that said that in TX anyone in Terrys condition who was receiving state aid to pay their medical bills could be denied food and water/or disconnected from life support if a commitee of doctors and hospital deemed their case hopeless.
And you know what? In my opinion that is a correct law.”
Really? So, after this year you will be all for State appointed “medical boards” making life and death decisions for anyone as acceptable? Heck, we are all going to be forced onto the government dole, so you are for the dictation of allowing some people to live. Right?
Yep, the transition to death panels is going to be rather simple in this society.