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Let Lauren Live!
ChristtheKingMaine ^ | May 7, 2008 | Judie Brown

Posted on 05/08/2008 3:14:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser

LAUREN RICHARDSON - YOU CAN HELP!
By Judie Brown

It has been a source of ongoing sadness to read of the difficulties Lauren Richardson’s father has had over the course of the past several months. For those of you who are not familiar with her case, Lauren overdosed on heroin on August 28, 2006. She suffered oxygen deprivation and, as a result of the overdose, is now in a coma and unable to speak out for herself. At the time of the overdose, Lauren was expecting a baby. Her parents honored what they knew would have been her wish and did all they could to keep her healthy and comfortable until the child was born. Today, though Lauren may not be aware of it, she is the mother of Ember Grace, who was born in February 2007.

Since the birth of her daughter, Lauren remains unable to speak of her concerns, but she has a loving father who is doing all he can to protect her from suffering the same fate as Terri Schiavo. However, Lauren’s mother, who has been named her legal guardian, is sadly not of the same opinion and is working with attorneys to pressure the courts to permit Lauren’s starvation.

Lauren’s father has kept hope alive, even at times when there appeared to be no hope in human terms. Lauren’s father is a man of hope in Christ and is dedicated to spending every breath he has on defending Lauren, regardless of what it might cost him in physical exhaustion and worldly goods. The most recent update for those concerned about Lauren tells us the following:

We struggle at times as we seek to share with the public the details of what is happening with Lauren because of the disagreement we have with Lauren’s mother. We cannot understand her reasoning in refusing a path of hope, healing and restoration for Lauren and insisting on causing her death by withholding food and water from her. The issue in Lauren’s case is the eternal truth that all people, no matter what their medical condition, bear the image of God and deserve basic care and an opportunity to be restored to health.

Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s brother, has written about Lauren in an editorial earlier this year, "False Compassion," and is working closely with Lauren’s father in order to provide expertise that he is uniquely qualified to share during a trying time like this.

There are many links on the Life for Lauren web site that will assist you in tracking this case and learning who is supporting Lauren’s ongoing care and who is opposing it. More importantly, there is something you can do to express your concerns.

ACTION NEEDED NOW

The governor of Delaware, Ruth Ann Minner, is being asked by pro-life Americans across this nation to intervene in this case in order to save Lauren from what many fear is an imminent court order dictating that Lauren be starved and dehydrated to death. I am asking you to be one of those who communicates your passionate belief that Lauren’s life is sacred and deserves to be protected from those who would order her death. The governor’s e-mail address is governor.minner@state.de.us.

Further, it would mean a great deal to Lauren’s father, Randy, if you sent him a copy of your e-mail to Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Randy’s e-mail address is Lifeforlauren@aol.com

During a recent visit to Anchorage, Alaska where Bobby Schindler was invited to speak, he told a reporter from The Catholic Anchor, "Once we accept that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, we lose any type of parameters. Euthanasia is a form of abandonment. It is not compassion."

Truer words were never spoken. As I frequently tell people who argue that we pro-lifers are being heartless and cruel for fighting to defend the rights of a "hopeless case," "God is the author of every human being’s life, and He has never given permission to a single one of us to arbitrarily rob another human being of life for any reason including disability or illness."

As Flannery O’Connor once wrote on the subject of false compassion, "In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber."

Lauren Richardson is not terminal – she is severely disabled. Lauren Richardson should not be murdered.

Judie Brown is president of American Life League and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; googling; johnmccain; justsayno2johnmccain; lauren; moralabsolutes; prolife; richardson; schiavo; terridailies; vp
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To: fightinJAG; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
This thread by fightinJAG ought to stir things up. We posted the topic as a news item on Friday #1090.

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In 1990, Theresa Schiavo, an American citizen, had a cardiac arrest that caused irreversible brain damage which led to a persistent vegetative state diagnosis. A few years later, this diagnosis became a source of conflict over the interruption of artificial nutrition.

The "Schiavo Case" was widely discussed from a medical, ethical and social standpoint in the United States and elsewhere. . . . [A]n article to be published in the September 23 issue of Neurology, . . . examines the media coverage featuring this famous case.......

The Schiavo Case: Are Mass Media To Blame?

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1,101 posted on 08/10/2008 3:26:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From India...

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It was for a second opinion that pregnant Niketa and husband Haresh Mehta landed up at gynaecologist Nikhil Datar's clinic in suburban Mumbai last month. They didn't want to continue with the pregnancy after discovering that the foetus had a heart problem, but Indian laws don't allow abortion beyond 20 weeks. Their gynaecologist felt that Dr Datar, who also has a degree in law, would be able to guide them better. What followed had the nation transfixed for over a week.

Medical dilemmas have a way of gripping attention. The entire world watched for five days as 41-year-old Terri Schiavo lay dying after the US courts permitted her husband to perform euthanasia using starvation and dehydration. The plight of Baby Manjhi, the daughter of a Japanese couple born to an Indian surrogate mother, is also being observed across the globe.

It is not just the smell of antiseptic that is common to all medical corridors. Dilemmas over medical ethics, too, are all familiar here. Ask Dr Samiran Nundy, Delhi-based transplant surgeon who drafted India's first law on transplant of organs in the early nineties, and he recalls how during his days in the AIIMS there always was a shortage of respirators as compared to the number of patients needing the contraption. "How can you decide which patient needs the respirator more than the other? It is such a dilemma," he says..............

When man plays god

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1,102 posted on 08/10/2008 3:41:12 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
In this thread from wagglebee, Wesley J. Smith examines the Oregon death march.

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I think the stories of patients being refused life-extending chemotherapy by Oregon's Medicaid--but offered assisted suicide instead--will materially impact the I-1000 legalization effort in Washington. First, this kind of heartlessness was predicted by opponents. Second, the old myth that Oregon has operated without abuses is now shattered. Third, unlike other Oregon abuses, the MSM is actually reporting the story--like an extended report on ABC News. From the story:

The health plan takes "no position" on the physician-assisted suicide law, according to spokesman Jim Sellers. The terminally ill who qualify can receive pain medication, comfort and hospice care, "no matter what the cost," he said. But Sellers acknowledged the letter to Wagner was a public relations blunder and something the state is "working on."

"Now we have to review to ensure sensitivity and clarity," Sellers told ABCNews.com "Not only is the patient receiving had news, but insensitivity on top of that. This is something that requires the human touch."...................

Wesley J. Smith: MSM Finally Discovers Compassionlessness of Oregon Assisted Suicide

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1,103 posted on 08/10/2008 3:45:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Some First Amendment lovers also love censorship just as much in this odd example of cognitive dissonance. Breaking Dawn reaction reminds me in a way of when "Red Dawn" appeared in the mid-eighties, a similar reaction then, too, different subjects in a way.

Thread by wagglebee.

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A little over a week ago, the literary world was lauding novelist Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon stay-at-home mother, as the new J.K. Rowling amid the excitement surrounding the release of the fourth instalment in her "Twilight" teen fiction series, "Breaking Dawn."

Today, the bestselling book is the subject of a backlash that's prompted a group in the United States to organize a "return your book" protest.........

Readers protest teen novel 'Breaking Dawn' (It's anti-abortion)

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1,104 posted on 08/10/2008 3:57:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A thread by wagglebee on William Wilberforce...

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Change!

It's the mantra of the political season. But what kind of change—from what to what?

Will taxes go up or down? Will we stay in Iraq or get out? Will marriage be protected or abandoned? Will we get restrained judges or judicial activists? Will our children have fewer or more educational choices? Will we go nuclear or stay with coal and oil? Will our foreign policy be interventionist or isolationist? The list of questions goes on and on, and voters should demand concrete answers.....

How to Produce Real Change (William Wilberforce)

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1,105 posted on 08/10/2008 4:03:13 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; ...
Terri and the media...

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In 1990, Theresa Schiavo, an American citizen, had a cardiac arrest that caused irreversible brain damage which led to a persistent vegetative state diagnosis. A few years later, this diagnosis became a source of conflict over the interruption of artificial nutrition.

The "Schiavo Case" was widely discussed from a medical, ethical and social standpoint in the United States and elsewhere. In an article to be published in the September 23 issue of Neurology, the renowned journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and available online today, a team of bioethicists composed of Dr. Eric Racine of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) and experts from Stanford University, in California, and the University of British Columbia examines the media coverage featuring this famous case.

The study reviewed American daily newspapers that were most prolific about this story: the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times. A total of 1 141 articles and over 400 letters to the editor were analyzed. Never before had the media coverage of such a clinical case been studied so extensively. The accuracy and the nature of the statements on Terri Schiavo's neurological condition, her behaviours, her behavioural repertoire, her prognosis and the withdrawal of treatment were examined. "In the course of our research, we were surprised by the amount of medical inaccuracies that these newspapers had published, said Dr. Racine. Some journalists even wrote about Mrs. Schiavo's reactions to specific words or expressions supposedly showing that she was conscious." More than scientific and medical information, the legal, political and ethical dimensions made the headlines.

Only 1% of the articles examined gave a definition of the "persistent vegetative state," an essential concept to understand the issues at stake. The persistent vegetative state is an established neurological condition characterized by severe lesions to the cerebral cortex, which eliminate higher functions: inability to communicate, absence of memory, absence of pain, etc. However, the brain stem responsible for vital functions is not damaged, which accounts for the patients' reflexes and their ability to breathe and swallow independently. Despite the fact that Terri Schiavo's medical condition did not allow any reasonable hope of recovery, a fifth of all articles (21%) contained statements according to which her condition would improve. "Our observations show that the press capitalized on the controversy to a large extent, and selling copies mattered more than delivering scientific information. Media coverage sustained myths and false hopes," explains Eric Racine.

The Neurology article provides an objective measure of misinformation, which underlined that the information available to the media had limitations. "The public debate surrounding this case showed that the medical, ethical and legal consensuses on the legitimacy of the withdrawal of treatment in accordance to a patient's will were challenged." In fact, Racine points out that while in the 60's and 70's people mostly rallied over the right to refuse treatment, an opposite pressure was applied in the Schiavo Case by relatives and public opinion. "This case is quite original because it reveals the emergence of a pro-life social stream, a trend that has now reached Canada," adds the researcher.

For their misunderstanding of the subject matter or their bias, are journalists to be blamed? Mass media have become a space of complex social interaction where the public takes its information and reacts to it. However, Internet and the media cannot replace official sources, be they medical, legal or political. In order to improve the quality of the information that is relayed to the public, families and key-actors, specialists must adopt strategies that will take into account the limitations identified in the media coverage of the Schiavo Case. Such ethical and medical debates would certainly benefit from information that is both more accurate and more accessible to the layperson.

Reference: Eric Racine, Rakesh Amaram, Matthew Seidler, Marta Karczewska, Judy Illes. (2008) Media coverage of the persistent vegetative state and end-of-life decision-making. Neurology, published online August 6, 2008, http://www.neurology.org/papbyrecent.shtml.

Eric Racine is Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM). He is also Associate Researcher at Université de Montréal and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. This research was funded by the IRCM, the National Institutes of Health, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Greenwall Foundation.

Established in 1967, the IRCM (www.ircm.qc.ca) is recognized as one of the country's top-performing health research centres. It has a mandate to understand the causes and mechanisms of diseases in order to find diagnostic tools and means of prevention and treatment; to train a new generation of high-level scientists; and to contribute to Québec's socio-economic development by facilitating the commercial development of new discoveries. The IRCM has 37 research units and a staff of more than 450.

Media coverage of persistent vegetative state and end-of-life decision-making

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1,106 posted on 08/11/2008 3:54:46 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; ...
Terri and the media...

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In 1990, Theresa Schiavo, an American citizen, had a cardiac arrest that caused irreversible brain damage which led to a persistent vegetative state diagnosis. A few years later, this diagnosis became a source of conflict over the interruption of artificial nutrition.

The "Schiavo Case" was widely discussed from a medical, ethical and social standpoint in the United States and elsewhere. In an article to be published in the September 23 issue of Neurology, the renowned journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and available online today, a team of bioethicists composed of Dr. Eric Racine of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) and experts from Stanford University, in California, and the University of British Columbia examines the media coverage featuring this famous case.

The study reviewed American daily newspapers that were most prolific about this story: the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times. A total of 1 141 articles and over 400 letters to the editor were analyzed. Never before had the media coverage of such a clinical case been studied so extensively. The accuracy and the nature of the statements on Terri Schiavo's neurological condition, her behaviours, her behavioural repertoire, her prognosis and the withdrawal of treatment were examined. "In the course of our research, we were surprised by the amount of medical inaccuracies that these newspapers had published, said Dr. Racine. Some journalists even wrote about Mrs. Schiavo's reactions to specific words or expressions supposedly showing that she was conscious." More than scientific and medical information, the legal, political and ethical dimensions made the headlines.

Only 1% of the articles examined gave a definition of the "persistent vegetative state," an essential concept to understand the issues at stake. The persistent vegetative state is an established neurological condition characterized by severe lesions to the cerebral cortex, which eliminate higher functions: inability to communicate, absence of memory, absence of pain, etc. However, the brain stem responsible for vital functions is not damaged, which accounts for the patients' reflexes and their ability to breathe and swallow independently. Despite the fact that Terri Schiavo's medical condition did not allow any reasonable hope of recovery, a fifth of all articles (21%) contained statements according to which her condition would improve. "Our observations show that the press capitalized on the controversy to a large extent, and selling copies mattered more than delivering scientific information. Media coverage sustained myths and false hopes," explains Eric Racine.

The Neurology article provides an objective measure of misinformation, which underlined that the information available to the media had limitations. "The public debate surrounding this case showed that the medical, ethical and legal consensuses on the legitimacy of the withdrawal of treatment in accordance to a patient's will were challenged." In fact, Racine points out that while in the 60's and 70's people mostly rallied over the right to refuse treatment, an opposite pressure was applied in the Schiavo Case by relatives and public opinion. "This case is quite original because it reveals the emergence of a pro-life social stream, a trend that has now reached Canada," adds the researcher.

For their misunderstanding of the subject matter or their bias, are journalists to be blamed? Mass media have become a space of complex social interaction where the public takes its information and reacts to it. However, Internet and the media cannot replace official sources, be they medical, legal or political. In order to improve the quality of the information that is relayed to the public, families and key-actors, specialists must adopt strategies that will take into account the limitations identified in the media coverage of the Schiavo Case. Such ethical and medical debates would certainly benefit from information that is both more accurate and more accessible to the layperson.

Reference: Eric Racine, Rakesh Amaram, Matthew Seidler, Marta Karczewska, Judy Illes. (2008) Media coverage of the persistent vegetative state and end-of-life decision-making. Neurology, published online August 6, 2008, http://www.neurology.org/papbyrecent.shtml.

Eric Racine is Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM). He is also Associate Researcher at Université de Montréal and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. This research was funded by the IRCM, the National Institutes of Health, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Greenwall Foundation.

Established in 1967, the IRCM (www.ircm.qc.ca) is recognized as one of the country's top-performing health research centres. It has a mandate to understand the causes and mechanisms of diseases in order to find diagnostic tools and means of prevention and treatment; to train a new generation of high-level scientists; and to contribute to Québec's socio-economic development by facilitating the commercial development of new discoveries. The IRCM has 37 research units and a staff of more than 450.

Media coverage of persistent vegetative state and end-of-life decision-making

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1,107 posted on 08/11/2008 3:54:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
More on good ole Oregun, the land where I was raised. The Oregon Ducks produce deadly quacks...

Thread by wagglebee.

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The 64-year-old Oregon woman, whose lung cancer had been in remission, learned the disease had returned and would likely kill her. Her last hope was a $4,000-a-month drug that her doctor prescribed for her, but the insurance company refused to pay.

What the Oregon Health Plan did agree to cover, however, were drugs for a physician-assisted death. Those drugs would cost about $50.........

Death Drugs Cause Uproar in Oregon: Terminally Ill Denied Drugs for Life, But Can Opt for Suicide

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1,108 posted on 08/11/2008 4:13:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; rhema; Salvation
And more on Orygun still... Thread by rhema with thanks to Salvation for the ping.

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Most inhumanities start small, like the beginning of a tsunami, but then build, as they head toward inevitable and unstoppable destruction. It is difficult to pinpoint the precise beginning of the cultural tsunami that has devalued human life. Did it begin with the subjugation of women? Did it begin with slavery? The Nazis made their contribution with the Holocaust and Josef Mengele's hideous human experiments. Surely unrestricted abortion added to the growing list of inhumanities.

Now we have the next wave. Randy Stroup is a 53-year-old Oregon man who has prostrate cancer, but no insurance to cover his medical treatment. The state pays for treatment in some cases, but it has denied help to Stroup. State officials have determined that chemotherapy would be too expensive and so they have offered him an alternative: death.

License to kill: Oregon case may signal the next wave in assisted suicide

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1,109 posted on 08/11/2008 4:18:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Charlie...

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Gov. Charlie Crist must appoint two new justices to the Florida Supreme Court within the next few months to replace justices who have announced their retirements.

Today, at the Tampa International Airport, the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission began interviewing the 50 candidates who have applied for the positions.

Crist made a brief appearance in the middle of the interview of Tallahassee Judge Charles A. Francis. Crist, who is likely to appoint a total of four new members to the seven-person court during the next year, thanked the Nominating Commission for their work and said the process of nominating new justices “will create a lasting impression for decades to come.”

In order to serve on the Florida Supreme Court, applicants must be lawyers or judges who have been members of the Florida Bar Association for 10 years. Each applicant was given a 25-minute interview.........

Florida Supreme Court applicants interviewed

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1,110 posted on 08/12/2008 3:19:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Wesley J. Smith weighs in on assisted suicide...

Thread by waggebee.

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I have become so sick and tired of the baloney that swirls around assisted suicide advocacy like gruel in a blender.

Assisted suicide is not really about the rare case when nothing else can be done to alleviate suffering--which has not been the case yet in any legalized jurisdiction from the Netherlands, to Switzerland, to Oregon. Rather, it is about establishing the right to what in essence would be death on demand.

This is clearly stated in a speech given by Ludwig Minelli, the suicide zealot who heads Dignitas...........

Assisted Suicide Backers Mislead the Public: Not About Alleviating Suffering

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1,111 posted on 08/12/2008 3:47:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
More truth to counter the lies about birth control...

Thread by wagglebee.

New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- If there is any place in the nation women can get free or low-cost birth control, it's New York City. But a new report indicates the abortion rate in the nation's largest city is three times higher than the national average despite the easy access to birth control and contraception.

While a survey from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a part of Planned Parenthood, shows fewer than 20 percent of all pregnancies nationwide end in abortion, 72 pregnancies end in abortion in New York for every 100 births..........

New York City Has Extremely High Abortion Rate Despite Free Birth Control

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1,112 posted on 08/12/2008 3:51:24 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; ...
Terri and the misdiagnosis of PVS...

Thread by wagglebee.

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Yale neurologist Dr. Steven Novella and I have been involved in a vigorous discussion (example here) of the mind-brain problem in science and philosophy. There are real-world implications of our understanding of the mind, and nowhere are these implications more important than in the medical management of people with severe brain damage.

Dr. Novella recently posted a commentary on the Terri Schiavo case. Dr. Novella’s post was prompted by a study just published in the journal Neurology that analyzes the media coverage of the affair and offers suggestions as to how experts and journalists can convey the truth of such complex cases to the public more effectively. These are laudable goals.

The crux of the matter, of course, is this: what are the facts in the Schiavo case, and, more generally, what are the real issues involved in the diagnosis of persistent vegetative state (PVS)?

Dr. Novella and I see things quite differently.

I am a neurosurgeon, and I believe that the diagnosis of persistent vegetative state, in Ms. Schiavo’s case specifically and in other cases more generally, is of dubious validity.

"Persistent vegetative state," defined succinctly but accurately, is the denial of subjective experience in a brain-damaged human being. PVS is the medical assertion that a human being is an object, but not a subject.

PVS is the only modern medical diagnosis that denies the personhood of a patient, and thus is fraught with logical and ethical problems................................

Terri Schiavo's Death and the Misdiagnosis of a Persistent Vegetative State

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1,113 posted on 08/13/2008 2:46:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Daniel T. Zanoza; DJ MacWoW; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Lesforlife; floriduh voter; amdgmary; Sun; ..
Please check out this thread by Daniel T. Zanoza with thanks for the ping to DJ MacWoW.

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The following was written by Bill Beckman:

We knew the push for living wills based on the Terri Schiavo case would be dangerous to people who took the bait. Recently, some cases are coming to light that confirm our fears about the dangers of such documents. A living will has nothing to do with living, but everything to do with dying...

How a Living Will can bring about your premature death

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1,114 posted on 08/13/2008 2:55:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A valuable lesson from India in this thread by wagglebee...

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NEW DELHI, India, August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two years ago, Seema Sood, 37, in a letter to the President of India petitioned for "mercy killing," because she had suffered from advanced rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years.

President Pratibha Patil has now sent her a letter of a different sort, inviting Sood to "climb the steps of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan," the presidential palace.

"I am delighted to know that after a long period of 15 years you have triumphed over the despair of rheumatoid arthritis and are showing encouraging signs of recovery. With this resilience and spirit I am sure that the day isn't far when you will be able to walk again and come to meet me at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Periods of adversity in life are testing times for us. Do not regret the opportunities you have missed due to your illness. You should always look ahead for what you can do for yourself and for others like you who face adversity," the President wrote..........

Former Euthanasia Petitioner Receives Invitation from Indian President after Astounding Recovery

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1,115 posted on 08/13/2008 3:11:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A major argument used by the baby killers is that "what if raped..." Well here is what if! Thread by wagglebee.

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August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When sixteen year-old Elizabeth Cameron found she was pregnant after being brutally gang raped, "practically everyone" in her life said she had every moral and legal right to kill her daughter by abortion. But Elizabeth defied the world's wisdom and says, now that her daughter Phoebe is a toddler, that she could not imagine life without her.

"Every time I look at Phoebe, I know I made the right decision. I never wanted to end my baby's life just because of how she came to be," she told the Daily Mail this weekend..................................

"Why I Love the Baby of the Man Who Raped Me"

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1,116 posted on 08/13/2008 3:16:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks for posting this.


1,117 posted on 08/13/2008 5:05:32 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser

Most encouraging article I’ve seen since Terri’s passing.

Prayers this generates some much needed honest discourse,
beyond the biased sound bite analysis seen to date.


1,118 posted on 08/13/2008 5:31:37 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: 8mmMauser

Terri Schiavo is dead because she spent $80 at the hair salon and wanted to get a divorce.


1,119 posted on 08/13/2008 8:10:34 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Florida's Governor Crist has roined Floriduh but he's having fun so what the hey?)
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To: 8mmMauser

Lauren Richardson website:
http://www.lifeforlauren.org/


1,120 posted on 08/13/2008 8:55:17 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Florida's Governor Crist has roined Floriduh but he's having fun so what the hey?)
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To: 8mmMauser
If a person gets a Living Will that is peddled by the death movement, it's a DEATH WARRANT.

It's better to get a Will to Live from Priests for Life. www.terrisfight.org has the form or the link.

FV

1,121 posted on 08/13/2008 8:56:48 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Florida's Governor Crist has roined Floriduh but he's having fun so what the hey?)
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To: 8mmMauser

KAREN WEBER, FLORIDA
http://www.prayforkaren.com/


1,122 posted on 08/13/2008 9:13:11 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Florida's Governor Crist has roined Floriduh but he's having fun so what the hey?)
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To: floriduh voter

How chilling that Children’s Hospital in Denver blocks
Lauren’s site!!


1,123 posted on 08/13/2008 8:16:04 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Janet Rivera update...

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Fresno, CA (LifeNews.com) -- In a significant legal victory, a California court has allowed the family of Janet Rivera to resume making her medical decisions. As a result, the incapacitated woman will not become another euthanasia victim and have her food and water taken away like Terri Schiavo.

Rivera was deprived of food and water for 8 days after a court-appointed guardian removed her feeding tube despite her family's wishes when he won the right to make her medical decisions.

The 46-year-old had a heart attack on February 2006 and she never regained consciousness.

After a hearing today in the Fresno County Superior Court, the family of patient Janet Rivera was reinstated as her conservator. Rivera's cousin sought conservatorship so Janet's care can be administered in a life-affirming manner.

The court ruled that Rivera's cousin, Suzanne Emrich, temporarily replaces the public guardian who made the decision a few weeks ago to deprive Rivera of food and water.

An investigation is planned to determine if Emrich is fit to have guardianship on a more permanent basis.

Attorney Brian Chavez-Ochoa, with the Legal Defense Foundation, intervened on behalf of Rivera and her family and he told LifeNews.com he was pleased with the outcome of the hearing.

"The County of Fresno and the Public Guardian are to be applauded for immediately recognizing the rights of the family to care for their loved one and taking the steps to allow that process to be accomplished quickly and without delay," he said.

"The Court, from the earliest stages of this proceeding, proffered rulings of wisdom and gave substance and value to Janet Rivera's life," the attorney, who helped the Schiavo family during its legal battle, explained. "The sanctity of life was honored and we thank the Lord for the wonderful outcome in this case."

The family wants permission to be able to remove Rivera from a respirator because, after she was removed from it when her food and water were taken away, they discovered she could breathe fine on her own.

Two more hearings will come up in the case before a permanent decision is made.

Last week, the court issued a temporary decision allowing the reinstatement of Rivera's feeding tube while the case continued to today's hearing.

Rivera's brother, Michael Dancoff, told the Fresno Bee newspaper he was excited to hear about the ruling.

"I'm happy they're giving her a second chance," he said. "I'm happy we'll get to prove she's not on her deathbed."

He says he believes Rivera, whom doctors diagnosed as being in a so-called persistent vegetative state, is still conscious.

"She looked at me and her eyes were open," he said. "She wasn't dying. She wanted to live."

Jesus Rivera, Janet's husband, had been his wife's conservator until June 17, when he was replaced for unknown reasons by David Hadden, the Fresno County coroner. At the hearing, Judge Kazanjian said that happened because Jesus Rivera was not able to adequately provide for Janet's medical care.

Jesus, according to a Bee report, wants to allow his wife to continue to receive food and water and wants "her body to give out when it gives out between her and Almighty God and no one else."

"You can't starve someone to death," he said.

Doctors disagreed and, after consulting them, Hadden decided to remove Janet Rivera's feeding tube.

At the time, Hadden's office released a statement saying he made the decision after "immense consideration" and due to Rivera's "untreatable and irreversible condition and to prevent any and all suffering that she may be enduring."

"If this were a family member of mine, I would want the decision made by the group of physicians who are taking care of this patient," he added.

Disability rights and pro-life groups have weighed in on the case in favor of Rivera and her family.

The newspaper said Hadden called the ruling last week an "appropriate course of action."


Rivera is currently admitted at the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

Janet Rivera's Family Can Make Medical Decisions, Won't be Euthanasia Victim

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1,124 posted on 08/14/2008 3:07:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Another take on the news on Janet Rivera as the local CBS takes some credit...

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The family of a comatose Sanger woman moves one step closer to getting control of her care.

Janet Rivera has been in a persistent vegetative state for more than two years. Last month, the County of Fresno removed her life support, leaving her to die of dehydration. She survived more than a week without food or water before the county decided to put her feeding tube back in because of all the attention brought to the case after CBS47 began reporting it.

Rivera's family went before a judge to ask that she be put back on life support. The judge agreed and ordered she be placed back on support and awarded temporary custody to Janet’s cousin, Suzanne Emrich.

On Wednesday, the county stepped away from the case, opening the door for the family to win full custody of Janet Rivera's care. Janet's brother Michael will ask to be named the permanent conservator at the next hearing next month.

Regardless of who has the title, both say it's been wonderful to see how the family has pulled together in the past few weeks to make sure Janet is taken care of.

Janet Rivera’s Family Get More Good News

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1,125 posted on 08/14/2008 3:12:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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In explanation of the above, the date of the first post was awhile back, with the update following.


1,126 posted on 08/14/2008 3:16:10 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Meanwhile, we watch for Lauren Richardson. Delaware could take a lesson...


1,127 posted on 08/14/2008 3:17:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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The local ABC affiliate has a take on Janet Rivera with a video of the decision at the link.

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Fresno County's public guardian has been removed from a controversial right to life case.

The family of Janet Rivera has been fighting against the county to keep the woman alive.

On Wednesday, the county asked to leave the case since the family has been involved, and a judge granted the request.

Rivera is in a vegetative state and being housed in a Fresno specialized health care facility. At one time the guardian removed life support believing Rivera would never recover. 

With the county out of the case, Rivera's family can make her medical decisions

Fresno County Removed from Rivera Case

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1,128 posted on 08/14/2008 3:22:27 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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The ABC station continues, with more video at the link on Janet Rivera...

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Fresno County's public guardian is no longer intervening in a controversial right to life case.

Doctor David Hadden and Janet Rivera's family have been battling over whether or not to end the comatose woman's life.

Janet Rivera has lived in a vegetative state for two years. She never left documents detailing her medical care ... If she can't decide for herself. Her brother believes Janet wants to live.

Michael Dancoff, Rivera's Brother: "I still think she's not in a total vegetative state. I think she's in a mentally conscious state ... I'm going to try to wake her up."..................

Right-to-Life Debate | Fresno Official on the Hot Seat

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1,129 posted on 08/14/2008 3:27:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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From the Fresno Bee, excerpted...

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Meanwhile, Rivera's brother, Michael Dancoff, said he and Emrich have agreed to ask the court to appoint him as Rivera's conservator because Emrich is moving to Washington state. Dancoff lives in Berkeley...........

Brother may be sister's conservator

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1,130 posted on 08/14/2008 3:31:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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From Italy, about Terri and not directy about Eluana Englaro, though...

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The Government has also drawn up a bill which would limit magistrates’ powers to use telephone intercepts as evidence which is often used to nail corrupt or organized crime linked politicians.

Not all the measures are on pure self-interest; in a case which reflects the Bush intervention in the Terry Schiavo case, the Government party passed a motion saying that Supreme Court did not have jurisdiction to allow a father to stop treatment on his daughter who has been in an irreversible coma for 16 years.

One way or another, the power and authority of the judiciary is being dismantled in favour of a populist executive which believes it should have total control and it doing its best to achieve it. There is much which needs reforming in the Italian judiciary but Berlusconi and his party have already completed their personal agenda to the serious detriment of Italy’s balance of state powers.

Italy leads the way in populism in Western Europe - Chair of the Department of American university of Rome

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1,131 posted on 08/14/2008 3:39:38 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Figures....

Thread by wagglebee.

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August 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A report from the American Psychological Association (APA) published this week claims that there is no meaningful connection between abortion and subsequent psychological disturbances in women. When a woman has a negative psychological consequence, says the report, it is likely only to be in cases where a "wanted" child was aborted for eugenic reasons.

"Among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single elective first-trimester abortion than if they deliver that pregnancy," the report says......

Abortion has no Negative Psychological Consequences: American Psychological Association

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1,132 posted on 08/14/2008 3:55:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
TRONDHEIM, the home of my ancestors... And this happens now...

Thread by wagglebee.

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TRONDHEIM, Norway, August 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A recently published Norwegian study of prenatal detection of trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) reveals that 84% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the country are aborted. The study also concludes with the observation that "based solely on maternal age and second-trimester ultrasound imaging, the prenatal detection rate of trisomy 21 cases was poor and remained unchanged throughout the 18-year study period."

The study was conducted by the Norwegian National Center for Fetal Medicine and published in the August 2008 issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.......

Eugenics: Study Finds Vast Majority (84%) of Down Syndrome Babies Aborted in Norway

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1,133 posted on 08/14/2008 4:01:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: BykrBayb; wagglebee; floriduh voter
The Obama Nation! Imagine that!

New book out by Jerome Corsi soars to number 1 on NYT best seller list. Being covered by CNN, Fox News, and etc.

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Significant parts of the book, whose subtitle is “Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” have already been challenged as misleading or false in the days since its debut on Aug. 1. Nonetheless, it is to make its first appearance on The New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction hardcovers this Sunday — at No. 1....

The Obama Nation

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1,134 posted on 08/14/2008 4:20:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Janet Rivera's Family Can Make Medical Decisions, Won't be Euthanasia Victim

Thanks for posting this good news!

1,135 posted on 08/14/2008 4:39:58 AM PDT by syriacus (They often call me Barry, but my real name is MISTER SCHMOOZE. [by B.O. + the Faddish Hacks])
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks for the update.


1,136 posted on 08/14/2008 12:26:55 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Janet Rivera, further.......

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Fresno, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The family of a disabled woman who almost became a victim of euthanasia in the same way as Terri Schiavo won another victory in court on Thursday. Michael Dancoff, brother of Janet Rivera of Sanger, is now in the process of obtaining permanent conservatorship of his sister.

Rivera was denied food and water for 11 consecutive days in the same manner as Schiavo lost her nutrition for 13 days before succumbing to the death her former husband wanted and won after a lengthy court battle.

The Fresno County Superior Court issued a report on Wednesday saying Rivera's cousin is qualified to become her guardian.

Judge Debra Kazanjian will ultimately decide in a September 9 hearing whether Dancoff will be allowed to become the decision-maker regarding his sister's care.

Guardianship had originally been appointed to the cousin, Suzanne Emrich, who has plans to move out of state.

During a recent visit with Rivera, Dancoff told the Fresno Bee newspaper that she responds in a limited fashion by blinking her eyes and moving her mouth. He says he hopes Rivera recovers from her injuries eventually and hopes to get her rehabilitative care to do so.

"I think she's still in a mentally conscious state," Dancoff said. "I'm going to wake her up."

He says he is encouraged by the fact that Rivera began breathing on her own after removal from life support and hopes weaning her off oxygen will help.

The 46-year-old had a heart attack on February 2006 and she never regained consciousness.

Josh Brahm, Director of Education for Right to Life of Central California, attended the meeting and talked with LifeNews.com afterwards.

“I'm glad to hear that Michael is pursuing full conservatorship of Janet,” he said. “Michael understands how to handle these difficult medical situations and he’s not going to give up fighting for his little sister.”

Jesus Rivera, Janet's husband, had been his wife's conservator until June 17, when he was replaced for financial reasons by David Hadden, the Fresno County coroner. Judge Kazanjian said that happened because Jesus Rivera was not able to adequately provide for Janet's medical care.

Hadden decided to remove Janet Rivera's feeding tube after doctors indicated she wouldn't recover.

“This case shows that so-called ‘futile care theory’ needs to be seriously discussed on a national level,” Brahm said. “Some doctors believe that when a patient reaches a certain stage of illness, age or injury, any treatment other than comfort care is ‘futile’ and should be withheld or withdrawn, even if a patient wants treatment because of deeply held values or a desire to live."

“Currently, doctors and hospitals can refuse treatment simply because of their personal opinions. This is not a medical determination, but simply a value judgment," he explained.

"Unless people strongly object and legislatures take action now, this new and deadly game of ‘doctor knows best’ may be coming soon to a hospital near you," he concluded.

Related web sites:
Right to Life of Central California - http://www.rtlcc.org

Family of Disabled Patient Janet Rivera Gets More Good News From Local Court

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1,137 posted on 08/15/2008 3:37:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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More on Janet Rivera excerpted from Mercury News...

FRESNO, Calif.—The brother of a comatose woman at the center of a life support fight hopes to move her from Fresno to a Bay Area hospital closer to relatives.

Michael Dancoff says he has agreed to take conservatorship over 46-year-old Janet Rivera, who gained media attention in July when the Fresno County Public Guardian's office kept her off feeding tubes and a respirator for 11 days....

Brother wants control over comatose Fresno woman

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1,138 posted on 08/15/2008 3:42:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; BykrBayb; wagglebee; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; amdgmary; TheSarce
Taking heart...

From World Net Daily...

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A federally funded research project has described how surgeons were able to snatch the hearts from severely brain-damaged newborns only seconds after they were disconnected from life-support units and transplant the organs into other diseased infants, but the work is raising alarms from those who say the donors weren't dead yet.

The work was documented in a report in the New England Journal of Medicine today, which in an unusual move also published a series of commentaries about the study that offered harsh criticism.

"It is impossible to transplant a heart successfully after irreversible stoppage: if a heart is restarted, the person from whom it was taken cannot have been dead according to cardiac criteria. Removing organs from a patient whose heart not only can be restarted, but also has been or will be restarted in another body, is ending a life by organ removal," wrote Dr. Robert Veatch, professor of medical ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University................

Doctors worry organ donors not dead... Feds fund project to snatch hearts from brain-injured newborns

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1,139 posted on 08/15/2008 3:51:49 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Samuel Golubchuk, R.I.P. gone, but his own legacy continues. This report examines the tales of the killers and brings in factors like the Texas Futile Care law with reader commentary at the end...

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 14 -- Keeping 84-year-old Samuel Golubchuk alive under court order was "tantamount to torture," and Anand Kumar, M.D., would have no more of it.

Calling the continued care an "abomination," the critical care physician told senior medical officials at Grace Hospital here he would refuse to accept ICU rotations that involved caring for the comatose man.

To follow the court's order, Dr. Kumar wrote in a letter of resignation, "we will likely have to continue to surgically hack away at his infected flesh at the bedside in order to keep infection at bay."

"This is grotesque," he continued. "To inflict this kind of assault on him without a reasonable hope of benefit is an abomination."

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But the rules vary from place to place. "Patchwork is the best way to describe it," Dr. Curtis said.

"There is no fundamental rule or law about how these cases are handled," Dr. Curtis said, and there's not even a consensus within the medical community.

The American Medical Association, for instance, enjoins its members to respect patient autonomy and to make "reasonable efforts" to figure out what a patient would have wanted, including consulting family members or other patient surrogates, asking ethics committees, or even going to court.

But the AMA doesn't come down on one side or the other on the issue of who makes the decision. "What most guidelines lack," said Dr. Blackmer, "is that final step -- to say, at the end of the day, when you can't come to an agreement, here's how to make the decision."

One exception to that, Dr. Curtis said, is Texas, where a state law sets out a process that governs withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment even in the face of opposition from surrogate decision-makers.

Under the Texas Advance Directives Act, a doctor can refuse to continue "inappropriate" life-support. The issue is then referred to an ethics committee and if the committee agrees with the doctor, the patient's surrogate has 10 days to either accept the ruling or find another facility that will continue the life-support.

The only role for the courts, the law says, is to extend the time limit if there's evidence that a transfer is in the works.......................

Special Report: Court-Ordered End-of-Life Care for Comatose Man Deemed Torture

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1,140 posted on 08/15/2008 4:01:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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OpEd News (Opposite of Edification) never disappoints.

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This is just a distraction, developed by the neo-conservatives and their talk show hosts during the Clinton administration. This is when they discovered just how juvenile and easily distracted the people of this great nation truly are. So much so that we would ignore the overthrow of our government while we applied all of our attentions to mindless, meaningless drivel such as sexual scandal, O.J. Simpson, Terry Schiavo, Elian Gonzalez, (just the fact that you recognize these names is testament to the success of the American propaganda machine) not to mention the "issues"; gays, abortion, immigration, all which, individually, are important to some, but as a whole are just more distractions from the things that truly matter. Like the fact that we have been taken over by a dictator who represents the richest of the rich, the military-industrial complex whose aim it is to destroy the middle class, replace their overpaid labor with third world immigrants from Mexico and China, who will work for dollars a day. Or the fact that we went to war in a country based on lies and forged documents from the CIA, under the direction of the Bush administration for no other reason than to manipulate the oil market in the favor of Bush and his bosses. Or that the most devastating act of terrorism in history took place on our shores, one year into Bush's presidency, which shows every indication of inside assistance and complicity in the way the buildings were destroyed and which buildings were destroyed. All of this and people eating live bugs and smearing themselves with hyena excrement or prostituting their ex-marital partners, or their parents for money on "Reality Television," anything which makes us say, forget the president's speech, "Who Wants To Ball My Trans-Sexual Sister" is coming on in five minutes..........................

It's Distractions That Are Destroying Us And We're Allowing It!

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1,141 posted on 08/15/2008 4:08:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Further to the heartless body part snatchers in the WND article posted above, wagglebee has a thread on the topic.

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Three new reports challenge current guidelines on how long after cardiac death doctors must wait before taking a heart from an infant organ donor.

There's no question that organ donation saves lives, and there's also no question that there aren't enough donor organs to save everyone on the transplant list. However, deciding who is a suitable organ donor, particularly when the potential donor is an infant, is not so clear-cut.

Most people are familiar with the concept of organ donation after brain death, but organ donation is also permissible after cardiac death. Cardiac death occurs after life support is withdrawn, and the heart stops on its own. Because the heart can sometimes restart, the Institute of Medicine recommended in 1997 that 5 minutes should elapse between the time the heart stops and the organ retrieval begins. More recently, however, it's been suggested that cardiac death becomes irreversible after just one minute.

Now, in the Aug. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, surgeons from Denver Children's Hospital report on three cases in infant heart donors where surgeons reduced the time between when the heart stopped and when organ retrieval began. In one case, the time was shortened to three minutes, and in the other two to just 75 seconds...............

Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues

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1,142 posted on 08/15/2008 4:13:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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who gained media attention in July when the Fresno County Public Guardian's office CORONER kept her off feeding tubes and a respirator for 11 days....

There, I fixed it.

1,143 posted on 08/15/2008 4:46:35 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lesforlife

Doesn’t George Soros have his ERGO (death cult) out of Denver? I believe so. You know the kind of power Soros wields. His evil gets spread around.


1,144 posted on 08/15/2008 5:49:09 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Florida's Governor Crist has roined Floriduh but he's having fun so what the hey?)
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Dead ahead...

Modern heirs to Hitler's death program guide their grim craft with steady hand. Thread by wagglebee.

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NEW YORK, August 15, 2008 (C-FAM) - A group calling itself the "brain trust" met in secret recently to plot how to take advantage of conflict situations to advance the abortion and radical feminist agenda. A new group called the Global Justice Center (GJC) hosted the New York meeting on June 9 of this year. The Friday Fax was given the chance to listen to a recording of the inaugural meeting of the "brain trust", which details the GJC's plan to exploit ceasefire and peace talks to gain leverage in newly-formed governments.

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Meeting participants deliberated on how human rights law precedents could be made in conflict situations to "reshape power structures," ensure gender equality, create "judicial entrepreneurs" and change norms. Some ideas included: increasing the number of women judges, increasing the number of female legislators by getting political parties to actively recruit women, and implementing affirmative action policies....

Secret Meeting to Plot Global Abortion Strategy Exposed - UN Personnel Present

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1,145 posted on 08/16/2008 3:02:28 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
It is what we have been saying all along...

Thread by wagglebee.

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BOSTON, August 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an article that is sure to rock the world of organ donation, the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has backed up the objections of various pro-life groups, as well as some scientists and physicians, to certain types of organ donation which involve the removal of vital organs from patients believed to be dead. The problem, say the authors of the NEJM article, is that in many cases these patients may not be dead at all.

Key experts in the medical field have, since its inception, considered the 1968 invention of 'brain death' and the more recent criteria of 'cardiac death' as unsupportable criteria for true death. If it is true, however, that brain death and cardiac death are invalid as criteria for true death, it would make morally illicit vital organ donation, since such donation would in some cases result directly in the killing of the donor for the purpose of harvesting his organs........

New England Journal of Medicine: 'Brain Death' is not Death - Organ Donors are Alive

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1,146 posted on 08/16/2008 3:08:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Professor Pope links to a skit by Monty Python on the same topic.

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Link to the YouTube clip...

Monty Python- 'Bring out your Dead!'



The Dead Collector
: Bring out yer dead!
[A man puts a body on the cart.]
Large Man With Dead Body: Here's one.
The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead!
The Dead Collector: What?
Large Man With Dead Body: Nothing. There's your ninepence.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead!
The Dead Collector: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
Large Man With Dead Body: Yes he is.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not!
The Dead Collector: He isn't.
Large Man With Dead Body: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm getting better!
Large Man With Dead Body: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
The Dead Collector: Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I don't want to go on the cart!
Large Man With Dead Body: Oh, don't be such a baby.
The Dead Collector: I can't take him.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I feel fine!
Large Man With Dead Body: Oh, do me a favor.
The Dead Collector: I can't!
Large Man With Dead Body: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
The Dead Collector: I promised I'd be at the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
Large Man With Dead Body: Well, when's your next round?
The Dead Collector: Thursday.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I think I'll go for a walk!
Large Man With Dead Body: You're not fooling anyone, you know. Isn't there anything you could do?
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I feel happy! I feel happy!
[The Dead Collector glances up and down the street furtively, then silences the Body with his a whack of his club.]
Large Man With Dead Body: Ah, thank you very much.
The Dead Collector: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
Large Man With Dead Body: Right.


1,147 posted on 08/16/2008 3:20:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Science runs counter to the goals of the death dealers and may be bad for their business...

Thread by wagglebee.

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SYDNEY, Australia, August 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A team of researchers at the Wake Forest University in North Carolina has extracted stem cells from amniotic fluid that have been found able to grow new organ tissue. This could be used, the scientists say, to treat newborns with serious health problems diagnosed in utero.

The technique of creating tissue from amniotic fluid and placental stem cells, said Dr. Anthony Atala, could potentially work to cure "any abnormality that would not be lethal before a baby is born"..........

Stem Cells in Baby's Own Amniotic Fluid Used to Help Form New Organ Tissues

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1,148 posted on 08/16/2008 3:27:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Trueblackman; kristinn
May we all pause a moment for prayer for this great and extraordinary FReeper, Trueblackman. Prayer thread by kristinn.

Prayer Thread for Trueblackman

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1,149 posted on 08/16/2008 3:35:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Rudy Ridge and The McCain Scrutiny...

Aren't things bad enough? In the lineup of losers, McCain may be losing least and wind up as President, sort of by default over the Obama Nation. Some days it looks like he pushes his loser button a few extra times to assure his own defeat. Lord help us!

Thread by wagglebee.

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If John McCain picks a pro-abortion running mate, he's likely to lose. If he picks a pro-abortion Catholic as his running mate, he will definitely lose.

Right now McCain is skating on the thinnest of ice. At best, the election is tied. In many polls, he is 4-5 points down. He has yet to crack 45 percent in any national poll and is behind in key states. At worst, he is facing a blowout. Now is not the time to mess around with a guy like Tom Ridge..........

If John McCain Picks a Pro-Abortion Catholic Running Mate, He Will Lose

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1,150 posted on 08/16/2008 3:45:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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