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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.


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To: All; Coleus
This thread comes from Coleus on the trial commencing on Fr. Weslin.

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Our founder, Father Norman U. Weslin, O.S.  will appear in Sarpy County Court House , 1210 Golden Gate Dr., Room 3  Papillion Nebraska at 1 p.m. Central Time for a bench trial.  His crime: Entering the security vestibule of notorious late term abortionist, LeRoy Carhart’s Nebraska killing center to pray with and counsel pregnant mothers in April.  Charges are trespass, refusal to leave when told, counseling pregnant women and telling employees that he will find them better jobs than participating in the killing of God’s defenseless children.

Father Weslin and his family created The Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant and Unwed Mothers years ago where volunteers offer free medical care and board and room for pregnant women in crisis. Since then,  hundreds  of mothers have brought their children to term and are today leading healthy, happy lives.  Father Weslin was surprised to be arrested again because last April in federal court he was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of his peers for performing the same acts of priestly  concern  at Carhart’s killing center in  2006. At that time, the federal court did not place any restriction on his future behavior.

If  Father had been found guilty, he would have faced 18 months in federal prison, a $25,000 fine, and years of probation due to the infamous Clinton’s Administration’s 1994 F.A.C.E.  ACT’s penalties.   Father Weslin was encouraged by the jury’s verdict which indicated to him that the jury believed he was doing something good rather than committing a crime.  He believes that they agreed with him that protecting human life is good...............

Father Norman Weslin On Trial Today For Praying In Leroy Carhart's Killing Center

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501 posted on 06/08/2008 3:42:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Sam Golubchuk again....

As the doctor with the tantrum busies himself with kicking the dog and stomping on bugs, a forum comes together to discuss this whole matter on the craft of killing.

How to Handle Life's Tasks -- Balancing the Wheel of Life: The Canadian Mental Health Association will present speaker Dr. Pooneh Mahdavi, Wednesday, June 11, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-6959. Admission by donation.

Ethical Issues Around Withdrawal of Care -- Arising from the Golubchuk decision: A lunch time discussion presented by the Coastal Clinical Ethics Committee. Dr. Richard Lupton, senior medical director, will be speaking June 12 at Lions Gate Hospital Auditorium, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-3131, ext. 4485 or gillian.stegemann@vch.ca............

Health Notes

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502 posted on 06/08/2008 3:51:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Update on Karen Weber or Webber...

News media are reporting the case under both spellings. Perhaps we can ascertain the correct spelling, and in the meantime I will continue searches for both.

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A pro-family attorney involved in a Florida right-to-life case is hoping that the dispute can remain civil even though the parties disagree about this very fundamental issue.

 

The name Terri Schiavo comes to mind instantly any time there is a dispute between family members over removing life support from a loved one. The media circus and bitter public battle between Schiavo's husband – who successfully fought to end her life – and the rest of her family – who wanted to care for her until her natural death – scarred the memory of the nation.
  
One pro-life attorney in Florida hopes the case in which he is now involved will not be a repeat of the Schiavo case in any of those respects. Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney Joseph Radowicz is representing the mother of Karen Webber. Late in 2007, Mrs. Webber suffered a stroke. She has since been receiving nursing care and hospital treatment.
 
"At the end of March of 2008, her husband, Mr. Webber, had decided that he wanted her declared incompetent. It's his position that she's not able to make her own decisions concerning her health care. And he's decided that he wanted to have the plug pulled. So he's issued an order, or had an order issued to that effect," Radowicz explains.
 
Karen Webber's mother, Martha Tatro, filed suit challenging that order, and that is when Radowicz got involved. But he says the initial dispute between the husband and mother is where the similarities between the Webber and Schiavo cases end.
 
"There was a hearing held and there was an injunction entered by consent of all parties to continue Karen's care in the meantime. That's been the case ever since," Radowicz contends.
 
And, in addition to mutually agreeing that Mrs. Webber's treatment will continue while the legal issues are resolved, Radowicz says the relationship between Karen's husband and mother has remained civil.
 
"At this point right here, it's just the issue over Karen and Karen's care and whether or not the plug should be pulled or not. In terms of how this litigation has proceeded and how people have been handling each other, it's been quite respectful," he says. "And I hope that that continues, and I believe the other side believes the same. I've had conversations with their counsel, and you know the focus here is to try to keep things as respectful as possible, [to] try not to make everything personal, and let the process play out the way that it does," Radowicz adds.
 
The most recent development in the case is that a three member examining committee has been appointed to consider whether or not Karen Webber is competent to make her own medical decisions. Witnesses agree that she can communicate by blinking her eyes, shaking her head, and giving hand signals in response to questions. The issue is over whether she is mentally capable of understanding her condition and making decisions about her care.
 
"What these people do is they submit a recommendation to the court, and the court's going to look to them for guidance in terms of whether or not to declare Karen competent or incompetent. So, just because they say something doesn't necessarily mean that that's going to be the end result. It's still for the court to decide, and those things are going to be factors that the court's going to consider and the court has to consider. But the court can go beyond that and look at various other items, as well," Radowicz says.
 
And Radowicz notes that, even if the court finds Karen Webber to be mentally incompetent, that does not necessarily mean that her feeding tube will be disconnected.
 
"In the event that that would happen, the next portion of the law is that you would have to make the decision; there would have to be somebody appointed to make the decisions for her...And, based upon the information in the evidence that we have...Karen would not have wanted to have the feeding tube removed and that she doesn't want to go to hospice," he points out.  "And, because of that...the court should not allow the feeding tube to be removed [because] she would not have wanted that. And, whoever the guardian would happen to be would have to honor that."

 
Despite his obvious desire to win his case, both for his client and to protect her daughter's life, Radowicz says he has one big concern about the case.
 
"And the one thing that we're, on both sides, I think, are concerned about with the public aspect of this is that we certainly don't want others from the outside that are, more or less, going to be fanatical and start saying things or leaving threats or messages on either side because I just don't think that's helpful. I think it may actually make things worse," Radowicz says.
 
Under Florida law, the three members of the examining committee have 15 days to report their findings back to the court.

Is Florida case a Terri Schiavo repeat?

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503 posted on 06/08/2008 4:06:23 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Still pushing the living wills thingy on the gravitas of Terri's Legacy, these happy folk are volunteers for Suncoast. Hmmm, wonder if they heard of Terri...probably not.

SEMINOLE -- When death nears, Liz and Jim Kirkman will be ready. In their wallets and on their refrigerator door, the Kirkmans' last wishes are meticulously documented. Now on their third or fourth revision, living wills share space with family photos and their driver's licenses. More than three years after the struggle over Terri Schiavo's life played out at a nearby hospice, in courtrooms and in Congress, planning for death and medical care in case of a catastrophic injury still seems to be an afterthought.

As volunteers for The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, the Kirkmans say they see many people who haven't planned ahead. For the past 15 years, the couple has tried to bring peace to those last moments......

Death is certain, but careful planning for it is not

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504 posted on 06/08/2008 4:12:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Lauren, we still watch for good news, and keep up our prayers that you will surmount this cruel threat to your very life.


505 posted on 06/08/2008 4:14:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

I don’t remember hearing of Harriet’s common sense analysis
at the time.

Sure wish it had gotten more widely covered.


506 posted on 06/08/2008 6:37:04 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Carrie Hutchins in the Dakota Voice today illustrates how polls were used to the advantage of Terri's killers.

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The polls were often sited as the Schiavo case progressed. Pundits, George Felos, Michael Schiavo and pals used poll numbers to claim the American people believed it was acceptable to execute Terri Schiavo in a death by dehydration and starvation. Other polls indicated it was acceptable to remove "life support", without making it clear the so-called "life support" was in fact a mere feeding tube.

Fast forwarding to the Election of 2008, it became quite apparent that polls are faulty. Polls weren't representative of the results in many cases. Pundits seemed bewildered. Some said they were going to have to revisit the reliance upon polls when looking for an accurate prediction of outcome.

Finally, the inaccuracy of polls was utterly apparent to not only the pundits, news staff, candidates and the candidates' staff -- it was apparent to any who were watching as the election events unfolded. Finally, the obvious was made so obvious that no one could ignore it. But sadly, it was three years too late for Terri Schiavo and her family.

Prior to Terri Schiavo's agonizing death by court order, many tried to point out the problem with relying upon polls, but it didn't hit home with those it needed to hit home with. People were becoming comfortable with the judicial order for murder, because the polls were alleging the majority believed it was acceptable to remove Terri from "life support." The irony being, that even after Terri's death, many believed she had been "brain dead" and only kept alive by a respirator. Some said they believed the latter is what she was removed from, because that is what poll questions appeared to be referring to.

Absolute fact is: Terri Schiavo was neither "brain dead" nor on a "respirator."

It is good that the Election of 2008 threw the truth about the unreliability of polls into the face of the world. It's just too bad it didn't become so apparent in the Election of 2004. Had it, Terri Schiavo might still be alive today and still proving assumptions to be wrong!

Terri Schiavo Execution Sanctioned by Faulty Polls?

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507 posted on 06/09/2008 3:04:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
HARRIET McBRYDE JOHNSON

Farewell to a friend of Terri...

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Attorney spoke out for disabled

CHARLESTON Harriet McBryde Johnson, a civil and disability rights attorney who drew national attention by protesting the annual Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon, has died. She was 50.

Johnson, who suffered from congenital neuromuscular disease, died in her sleep early Wednesday. The cause of death has not been determined, said her father, David D. Johnson.

Harriet McBryde Johnson, who handled cases for the poor and working class, protested the telethon for almost 20 years, objecting to what she called the show’s “charity mentality” and “pity-based tactics.”

She wrote in her 2005 memoir, “Too Late to Die Young,” that the telethon first sent her the message that her neuromuscular disease eventually would kill her.

At the same time, Johnson was a passionate and articulate voice for the humanity of people with disabilities — arguing, for example, that government officials were correct to get involved in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who became the focus of debate over whether she should be kept alive despite severe brain damage.

South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal told The Post and Courier of Charleston that Johnson was a fierce advocate for the disabled. Toal said she was heartbroken when she heard of Johnson’s death.

“The world is a poorer place,” Toal said.

HARRIET McBRYDE JOHNSON

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508 posted on 06/09/2008 3:13:07 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; markomalley; wagglebee
Suicide in the UK in a thread by markomalley. Thanks, wagglebee, for the ping.

Ms Purdy has multiple sclerosis. She believes her life may well soon become unbearable, and she wants to know that if she decides her best course is to end it in a country (such as Switzerland) where assisted suicide is legal, her husband won't face charges in Britain when he returns after helping her. She has already asked the DPP to clarify his position on the topic. He declined. She now hopes she can use judicial review to make him do so...........

Why we must not make the 'right to die' legal (in the UK)

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509 posted on 06/09/2008 3:19:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A step beyond tequilla with a different hangover in a thread by wagglebee...

Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the sedative of choice for euthanasia campaigners.

Tourists from as far as Australia have travelled to Mexico to buy liquid pentobarbital, which causes a painless death in humans in less than an hour, right-to-die advocates say........

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico

510 posted on 06/09/2008 3:24:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; MountainFlower
Please note the message by Mountainflower. May Lauren's mom receive such message...

PROLIFE Prayer and Worship, June 8, 2008


511 posted on 06/09/2008 3:35:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Other polls indicated it was acceptable to remove "life support", without making it clear the so-called "life support" was in fact a mere feeding tube.

The deathbots don't seem to care that food and water is "life support" for ALL of us.

512 posted on 06/09/2008 4:50:52 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

We will never forget!!!

LET LAUREN LIVE!!


513 posted on 06/09/2008 5:48:20 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: 8mmMauser

Needs repeating - Terri was not “brain dead” or on a “respirataor.” (Recently I had one person tell me that._


514 posted on 06/09/2008 12:46:09 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser
LOTS OF PRESIDENTS have met w/Billy Graham. If Juan McCain refsed to meet with Billy Graham, he's just making things worse for himself.

McCain camp says the reports are bogus and they've been talking to BG for a month.

515 posted on 06/09/2008 2:25:42 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: Dante3

Needs repeating: Terri laughed at Polish jokes told by Monsignor Malanowski and she didn’t like her dad to kiss her because of his mustache. She would turn away.


516 posted on 06/09/2008 2:27:25 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: Dante3; floriduh voter

The lefties can’t touch us on the truth so they resort to their old tried and proven technique by the Hitler team, to shout lies long and loud and no matter how perposterous, it will anchor in the minds of the weak and lightly informed. These will confuse pro-life with pro-lie, if they see nothing else. I guess the repeats of the truth are an antidote.


517 posted on 06/10/2008 2:31:12 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; ...
Sam Golubchuk update...

Significant opinions are now floating on whether doctors have the omnipotent right to pull the plug...

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Doctors have no legal right to withdraw life support against a patient's wishes, a national health policy expert said at an end-of-life conference in Winnipeg Monday.

Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Canada Research chairwoman of health law and policy and professor of law and medicine at Dalhousie University, said there is no legal precedent that gives doctors the authority to remove a patient's feeding tube or ventilator against their wishes or to decide whether they meet a "minimum goal" to continue living.

She said judges in previous court cases involving do-not-resuscitate orders haven't ruled whether this power lies with doctors. The question of who decides, Downie said, is still wide open before the courts.

Downie's comments run counter to new guidelines issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba in February that say the final decision on whether to pull the plug on a patient rests with the doctor.

The guidelines were issued less than two months after a Winnipeg family sought a court injunction when Grace Hospital doctors decided to withdraw 84-year-old Samuel Golubchuk's life support.....................

MDs' legal right to pull plug disputed

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518 posted on 06/10/2008 2:42:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; BykrBayb; amdgmary; wagglebee
Karen Weber update...

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Staff reports

Committee will determine whether Florida woman on feeding tube lives or dies.

Three years after Terri Schiavo was starved to death, a Florida woman is once again at the center of a legal dispute over whether a feeding tube stays or goes.

Karen Weber, 57, has been periodically in a nursing home and a hospital in Okeechobee, Fla., since her December stroke. Her husband, Raymond, claims she is in a vegetative state. He sought earlier this year to have her feeding tube removed, The Associated Press reported.

But Weber's mother and siblings are fighting to keep her alive, arguing she is alert and responsive.

A judge has prohibited the tube's removal, and has appointed a committee to determine her competency.

Weber communicates by blinking her eyes and using hand signals. Alliance Defense Fund attorney Joseph Rodowicz said Weber even waves goodbye as he leaves her room.

“The Constitution of this country gives people the right to life, and it gives people the right to make those decisions," Rodowicz said.

Tom Lothamer, executive director of Baptists for Life, said the sanctity of life is the real issue.

“Somehow, we’ve come to determine that we can determine who will live and who will die," he said. “In reality, it’s God who is the sovereign Lord of all of this.  We keep pushing God away and saying we want to do it our way.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION
What lessons can be learned from Terri Schiavo?

Family Fights to Keep Woman Alive after Stroke

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519 posted on 06/10/2008 2:54:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Choices in the extreme for Grouchy...

Imagine the fantasies of the dark side if the latter grabs the position.

Choose a true conservative or give it a shot with a light loafer weight...

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Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal: A New Generation Ticket?

Both candidates are young governors (Palin is 44, Jindal 36), demographic "firsts" (Palin would be the first female VP, Jindal the first non-white VP), and socially conservative. But both are also relatively new to the political scene, with public images as malleable, in most respects, as McCain's.

~Snip~

Charlie Crist: The Ultimate Centrist Ticket?

Florida governor Crist is perhaps best known for not intervening in the Terri Schiavo case while serving as state attorney general, earning him the enmity of the Religious Right. His support of same-sex civil unions and embryonic stem cell research probably contribute to that impression as well. Despite this (or perhaps partly because of it), he won the 2006 gubernatorial race to succeed Jeb Bush. Crist is, in some respects, the most promising McCain running mate from a civil liberties perspective--as selecting Crist would indicate that the donors and volunteers coalescing around McCain, who will largely determine the success or failure of his first-term agenda if he is elected, will be either centrists or very centrist-friendly on social issues.....

Being John McCain: How the Veepstakes Could Define His Candidacy

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520 posted on 06/10/2008 3:18:56 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
If a lib spends the money of others to fund a goofy fantasy and it fails, the lib answer is to spend even more money and try it again. It goes to infinity.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

Hence liberalism is insanity, but we all knew that. Actually I just think it is the disease of evil. Thread on this thinking in a thread by wagglebee.

Canberra, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates say the use of contraception is an excellent way to reduce the number of abortions and have demanded that taxpayers fund more contraception efforts. However, a new Australia study shows two-thirds of the women seeking abortions did so because their contraception failed.

The study included 3,400 women who went to an abortion business in Adelaide over the course of a decade....

Australia Study: 70 Percent of Women Seeking Abortions Used Contraception

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521 posted on 06/10/2008 3:28:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
The left whines about racialism and equality and other doggie doo, but they really seek the opposite. I echo earlier comments on this failing of projection. Here, we see the goals of PP are exposed for what they are, to aid the extermination of a race of people, not just blacks, but also American Indians.

I don't like their PC moniker of Native Americans. Last census I identified myself to the hapless Census taker as a Native American because I was born in America. Somehow declaration that I might be a Norwegian American offered no benefits or special status, except amongst lutefisk lovers.

June 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com/PRI) - The American abortion lobby claims to be an equal-opportunity abortion provider, looking out for the needs and wants of all women. Not so. Big Abortion devotes an inordinate amount of attention to Blacks, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives who, in proportion to their population, have the highest abortion rates in America. Now, eager to add another scalp to its collection, it is turning its sights on Native Americans....

Planned Parenthood Targets Native Americans with Abortion

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522 posted on 06/10/2008 3:38:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; TheSarce; SJackson; PghBaldy
Plasticized corpses are nifty to the left, great for making lamps and garden ornaments and chew toys for Fido. (And...winding up as a novelty at a yard sale.) But show them a picture of results of their own evil thoughts exposed as action and they are, uhhhh, offended.

Try showing these same enlightened lefties a pic of dehydrated Lisa MacPherson or an aborted baby and watch their sneers fade in a heartbeat.

Thread by SJackson. Thanks to TheSarce for the tip.

South Los Angeles resident Erlyne Toney-Alvarez, 67, had always planned to be cremated when she died. Simple. Inexpensive. Graves, she said, are a waste of land occupied by the dead.

Then she saw the intricately plastinated bodies at the Body Worlds exhibit at the California Science Center -- bodies that had been stripped of their fat, filled with plastics and shown off in all their muscular, organic and anatomical glory for the world to see in traveling shows.

Now that, she thought, is the way she wants to go....

'Body Worlds' exhibit inspires body donors [plastinating cheaper than funeral, and people see you]

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523 posted on 06/10/2008 3:58:39 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
A judge has prohibited the tube's removal, and has appointed a committee to determine her competency.

So competency is now the determining factor? Slippery slope? What slippery slope? And where is this hand basket going?

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524 posted on 06/10/2008 6:56:47 AM PDT by BykrBayb (www.lifeforlauren.org Þ)
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To: 8mmMauser

I agree.


525 posted on 06/10/2008 8:31:57 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser
So, Charlie Crist's biggest accomplishment was killing an innocent disabled woman. That doesn't look good on a VP resume, does it?

"Florida governor Crist is perhaps best known for not intervening in the Terri Schiavo case." Well,when you're a party man and you are all cuddly with a judicial tyrant, what do you expect?

www.judgegeorgegreer.com, www.michaelschiavo.org

526 posted on 06/10/2008 12:21:18 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: 8mmMauser; wagglebee; Sun; BykrBayb; davidosborne; NonValueAdded

URGENT CALL TO ACTION. John McCain is googling the prospective VP picks. PLEASE put Charlie Crist in keywords on anti-euthanasia and on VP McCain threads. If McCain’s googling here, he won’t pick CC. PLEASE PASS IT ON. Crist said “no drilling” again but CHINA, CUBA AND VENEZUELA ARE..
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN0926840220080609?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=true


527 posted on 06/10/2008 1:19:34 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: 8mmMauser; All
Then there's the CHARLIE CRIST DIRTY LAUNDRY thread here at Free Republic. Just thought I'd mention it.

Senator McCain please do this FR search: Dirty Laundry Crist and Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die, thanks,

FV

528 posted on 06/10/2008 1:23:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: Sun

Googling Charlie Crist Free Republic:
http://www.google.com/search?q=charlie+crist+free+republic&btnG=Search&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft%3A*%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7ADBF&sa=2


529 posted on 06/10/2008 1:28:26 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: 8mmMauser

bttt


530 posted on 06/10/2008 3:14:44 PM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: floriduh voter; All

And here’s another way to let McCain know:

John McCain 703-418-2008 and e-mail jpblack@mccain08hq.com and http://www.johnmccain.com/Contact/

Charlie Crist called Judge Greer a hero. Grrrrrr


531 posted on 06/10/2008 7:30:49 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Sam Golubchuk update...

The death lusting doctor who wasn't allowed his fun in killing Sam Golubchuk continues to stamp his feet in tantrum and to kick his dog, or worse.

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WINNIPEG — The doctor who originally wanted to remove an Orthodox Jewish man from life support last fall has resigned from Winnipeg’s Grace Hospital, saying that “continued support of the patient is tantamount to torture.”

The trial to decide whether the hospital has the right to remove Sam Golubchuk’s life support against his family’s wishes and  religious beliefs is set to begin Nov. 24, almost one year after Golubchuk’s family  initially obtained an injunction against doctors who wanted to remove the 84-year-old from life support.

In an affidavit, Dr. Anand Kumar said he withdrew his services because it is “in violation of  my medical ethics to continue [treating  Golubchuk].” He also said he believes that the “services administered in accordance with the [injunction] order are not of any medical benefit,” and in fact cause harm to Golubchuk because they’re uncomfortable and painful.

In his resignation letter, Kumar wrote, “If we honestly attempt to follow the Court mandate to focus on keeping Mr. Golubchuk from his natural death, we will likely have to continue to surgically hack away at his infected flesh at the bedside in order to keep the infection at bay. This is grotesque. To inflict this kind of assault on him without reasonable hope of benefit is an abomination. I can’t do it.”.....................

Doctor quits rather than treat ailing man

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532 posted on 06/11/2008 2:35:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
The story continues, recapped in LifeSiteNews...

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WINNIPEG, June 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jocelyn Downie, the Canada Research Chair of Health Law and Policy said at an End-of-Life Ethics & Decision-Making conference at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg yesterday that doctors do not have the legal right to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment against a patient's wishes.

Downie, who is Canada's foremost player in interpreting health law issues, stated that there is no legal precedent in Canada that gives doctors the authority to remove a feeding tube or issue a do-not-resuscitate order against a patient's wishes.

Downie directly contradicted a notice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, who asserted in their February 1, 2008 policy statement that a physician could unilaterally decide to remove life-sustaining treatment, including fluids and food, in certain circumstances.

The statement said that even when a patient is likely to regain a level of self-awareness, the physician could still withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment if the doctor obtains agreement from at least one other physician. The doctor also must seek agreement with the family, but if agreement cannot be achieved, the doctor must give a 96-hour notice before removing life-sustaining treatment, including fluids and food.

Downie said that the guidelines need to be revised because they go too far. Doctors can't medically determine whether a life is worth living. "I think it's taking too much authority for physicians and I don't think it's legally acceptable or ethical," stated Downie................

Canadian Doctors Do Not Have the Right to Remove Life-Sustaining Treatment against the Wishes of the Patient

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533 posted on 06/11/2008 2:39:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
A Supreme choice for Charlie? Is this Dudley Do-Right?

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TALLAHASSEE — Dudley Goodlette had a successful career in the Florida Legislature. His latest assignment was giving legal advice to the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission.

Now the Republican lawyer from Naples wants to be a justice of the Florida Supreme Court, where four of seven justices will leave by the end of 2009.

"I think I would add value to the court, and I'm anxious to convey that," Goodlette said Tuesday as his name circulated among prominent lawyers and supporters of Gov. Charlie Crist, who will make an unprecedented string of court picks.

~Snip~

Unlike most applicants for the court, Goodlette held a partisan political office and has a voting record that reflects his views.

He voted with the Republican House majority on two highly contentious issues struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court: allowing then-Gov. Jeb Bush to override the courts in the Terri Schiavo case in October 2003 and tax-supported school vouchers in April 1999..................

Former state Rep. Dudley Goodlette wants seat on state high court

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534 posted on 06/11/2008 2:52:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Brilliant, I exclaim, brilliant! The lefties outdo themselves with the simple word, "reason", using it in a way quite opposite of reason. They can't help themselves and really and truly do not see how dumb they appear to normal beings. Best they can do is burp up the Hitlerean propaganda of their favorite pro-lie.

One bellwether event was the tragic case of Terry Schiavo, a brain-dead Florida woman attached to a feeding tube. Her husband wanted to let her die, and her parents did not; keeping her alive had become a rallying point for the religious right. According to a leaked strategy memo written by a senior staffer for Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), congressional Republicans thought the case would be “a great political issue” because “the pro-life base will be excited” by it. Republican legislators and President Bush rushed back to Washington on Palm Sunday in 2005 to pass a law preventing the removal of Schiavo’s feeding tube. As the courts promptly ruled that the tube could be removed anyway, polls showed Americans disapproved of Washington’s intervention by almost 2 to 1....

The New Age of Reason... Is the Fourth Great Awakening finally coming to a close?

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535 posted on 06/11/2008 2:59:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; Lesforlife
Oh whee. How exiting! We new have a new standard of sanctity of marriage and a championing of cozy relationships like Mikey and Terri.

Starting next week, gay couples in California will be allowed to marry. No doubt, this will be a media spectacle covered on every channel.

~Snip~

But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since these are the same type of conservatives who passed federal legislation to interfere in the marriage contract between Terri and Michael Schiavo, taking away the rights of an individual to make medical decisions for his incapacitated spouse and giving those rights to the government. The fact is that the issue of gay marriage in Missouri has been settled, and its ban is now part of our constitution. It will not be revisited any time soon, and for all practical purposes it is a dead issue....

Marriage flap much ‘I do’ about nothing

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536 posted on 06/11/2008 3:06:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Governor Minner, if it comes to it, please do right!


537 posted on 06/11/2008 3:24:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; AFPhys

bump


538 posted on 06/11/2008 3:29:10 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: 8mmMauser
It violates Kumar’s “medical ethics”?! In what medical school was he taught that? What a ghoul.
539 posted on 06/11/2008 9:03:19 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser

JUDGE GREER (while on the bench) CANNOT KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. He’s handling property disputes now.


540 posted on 06/11/2008 9:08:07 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: 8mmMauser

Many Floridians for TERRI got their tires slashed by deathbots but no Sophie’s as far as I know.


541 posted on 06/11/2008 9:34:43 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: Dante3

see 540. Greer can ruin land deals now but can’t kill any more people for future HINOS.


542 posted on 06/11/2008 9:37:24 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: floriduh voter
REMEMBER TERRI SCHIAVO and FORGET ABOUT CHARLIE CRIST

www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog

543 posted on 06/11/2008 9:58:28 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN RICHARDSON NEEDS YOU. Pls visit www.lifeforlauren.org)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The story of the day, as shown in LifeNews is carried on a separate thread by wagglebee. As we have shown time and again, the media perpetuates lies using the old Hitlerean method of shouting them loud and long, so that the lie may be perceived as the truth. It actually works in some cases with those of feeble resistance and even some otherwise reasonable FReepers. And that is why the media cannot let go, once they start. They are locked in to their own propaganda train and it won't stop. Neither will those hooked to the train stop...

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Orlando, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo died from a painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death at the hands of her former husband over three years ago. Yet, Terri's family is still having problems getting the mainstream media to report the story of her life and death accurately.

In the most recent case, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper is under fire for a news article that wrongly referenced Terri Schiavo as "brain dead."

On Saturday, May 24, 2008, Aaron Deslatte, a reporter from the newspaper, published the story with the erroneous claim.

Terri's brother Bobby Schindler called and left repeated messages for Deslatte to contact him about the language.

On Wednesday, Orlando Sentinel representatives told Schindler to speak with Dana Eagles.

'Bobby kindly informed Mr. Eagles that using the phrase 'brain dead' to depict Terri's condition was patently false, explaining that the term 'brain death' is an authentic medical diagnosis and not an accurate term to describe a person in Terri's condition," the family told LifeNews.com in a statement.................

Orlando, Florida Newspaper Still Misreports Terri Schiavo as "Brain Dead"

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544 posted on 06/12/2008 3:30:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From the Baptist Press...

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We were in San Antonio initially because the Hefleys asked my husband and me to help distribute copies of Jim's newest volume of "The Truth in Crisis" on the controversy in the SBC. His book had been banned from the Baptist Bookstore and he wanted people at the SBC annual meeting to have access to it. I was a part-time student and full-time employee at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Missouri, where my husband John, an Army reservist, was studying for the ministry after 12 years of active duty.

As a fledging journalist enrolled in Jim's writing for publication class, I also would be able to see up-close how one goes about covering about something as foreign as the annual meeting of the SBC.

~Snip~

Two years later, after San Antonio and under Jim's careful tutelage, I left my first-ever major news story -– and a film canister -– on the editor's desk of the Hannibal Courier-Post in Missouri. Missouri Citizens for Life, a group with a large number of Southern Baptists, had a huge presence at a St. Louis rally, and I went along as a volunteer to cover the event. I think it was Marti who tracked me down later that day and told me the afternoon edition of the paper had run my story and photo with a large headline on the front page above the fold. My career as a journalist was launched. More importantly, years later, as I sat in front of the hospice covering the starvation and hydration death of Terri Schiavo, it seems strange irony – no, providential – that I would have been uniquely positioned to cover that story for more than two years...............

20 years ago at the SBC newsroom... Joni B. Hannigan

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545 posted on 06/12/2008 3:38:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Alarm! Friday 13 comes to theaters near us a day early!!

Hide the sick, the kids, the old, quickly!

The Dems are coming to get us!

The message should be very simple. For the incumbents who supported the Iraq war, the bankruptcy bill, the Terry Schiavo grandstanding, the tax giveaways to the rich, the endless gay-b aiting, the war profiteering, the rollback of privacy, the sanctification of torture, the pitiful lack of congressional oversight, the two recessions and the obliteration of New Orleans, there should be only five little words:(my bold) We are coming for you....

After the Landslide... Democrats should not be in a forgiving mood.

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546 posted on 06/12/2008 3:45:29 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Grave consequences in Clearwater area again. I wonder of judgie poo is involved...

CLEARWATER, FL. -- A Tampa widow claims the body of her deceased husband was exhumed from a Pasco County cemetery and shipped to Texas, without her knowledge or permission. Priscilla Mellette is expected to file a lawsuit against the cemetery tomorrow morning, according to her attorney.

Attorney Tom Carey told ABC Action News.com Melette's husband died in a traffic accident in  Alabama in 2001. He was buried at Trinity Cemetery in New Port Richey. Carey says Mellette's mother-in-law had the cemetery dig up the man's body, in February of this year, and ship it to Texas, for burial there.

Carey says the case reminds him of Terri Schiavo, where a spouse and parents argued over whether to remove Schiavo from life support. In this case, the man's wife and mother are at odds over where he should be laid to rest.

Widow to sue cemetery after alleged grave robbery

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547 posted on 06/12/2008 3:50:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
In Britain, they get the terms confused and the difference between Pro-Life and Pro-Lie is unclear. They are trying to buy an "f". Thread by wagglebee.

LONDON, June 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During the debates on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, pro-life people in Britain were shocked when prominent members of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group (APPPLG) made statements in support of legalized abortion.

Dr. John Pugh, a Vice-Chairman of the APPPLG and a Catholic made the astonishing claim, in the debate on May 20, that "even the Catholic Church sanctions therapeutic abortion." Pugh maintains that it is only what he called "consciousness" that confers the right of a person not to be killed.

Pugh went on to say that "irrespective of any religious view...justification for abortion becomes enormously harder from the moment when the foetus becomes conscious or responsive to pain." He said, "Frankly, there is no basis for giving anything a right other than that it is conscious, and there is no more significant event in the life of any being than becoming conscious".....

Only in Britain: "Pro-Life" Means Pro-Abortion with Exceptions

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548 posted on 06/12/2008 3:58:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Ahhh, death with dignity. Suicide is so dignified especially if others do the suiciding. I recall Lisa MacPherson who got suicided in the same manner as Terri and that action perhaps in store for Lauren. Thread by wagglebee.

London, England (LifeNews.com) -- A British woman has won the right to force England's prosecutors to reveal when they will charge someone with participating in an assisted suicide. The case involves a woman who wants to head to Switzerland soon to kill herself at a euthanasia center and she doesn't want her family charged when they return.

Debbie Purdy has multiple sclerosis and she plans to go to a Dignitas euthanasia facility in Switzerland to kill herself as the condition worsens.....

British Woman Wins High Court Right to Challenge Assisted Suicide Guidelines

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549 posted on 06/12/2008 4:05:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
License to Kill...

With James Bond and with doctors in L.A., you just can't go killing people willy-nilly unless you have a license. Thread by wagglebee.

But now I am really puzzled. Just what is medicine? Are executioners just practicing medicine? Are arsenic and cyanide just medicine to administer to the sick by the sickos?

Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Two owners of a chain of abortion businesses in southern California will face a trial on charges of practicing medicine without a license. Bertha Bugarin and her sister Raquel pleaded not guilty to putting women's health in jeopardy after they did abortions despite not holding a medical license.

On June 6, California Superior Court Judge Samuel Mayerson ruled after a three-day hearing that there is sufficient evidence to try the Bugarins for practicing medicine without a license.....

Abortion Center Owners in California to Face Trial for Unlicensed Medicine

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550 posted on 06/12/2008 4:13:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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