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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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In the UK they emphasize the "life support machine" which is serving the lady food and drink. Odd...

But in the UK they couldn't prescribe a more humane blast of a shotgun because guns are bad. Perhaps a bash with a bat would be more in order and certainly more humane than dehydration. Regardless, this piece makes it all sound like good news, something to celebrate.

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An Italian court yesterday issued a landmark ruling allowing a father to turn off the life support machine that has kept his comatosed daughter alive for 16 years.

The controversial decison to end the life of Eluana Englaro is the first such ruling by an Italian court. The judgement drew instant criticism from the Vatican, which condemned it as as "euthanasia"....

Italian man wins the right to end the life of his daughter after 16 years in coma

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851 posted on 07/10/2008 2:55:07 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Mor on Italian Courts...

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AN Italian court ruled today that a road accident victim could be removed from life support after 16 years in a coma, drawing a swift rebuke from the Vatican, which said the ruling gave "de facto" justification for euthanasia.

The Milan appeal court that reached the decision said it was "inevitable" given "the extraordinary duration of (Eluano Englaro's) permanent vegetative state ... and her view of life".

The Milan court ruled that her coma was proven to be irreversible and that the young woman "would have preferred to die than being kept alive on artificial support".

Monsignor Rino Fisichella, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, reacted by telling the ANSA news agency that the ruling justified "an act of euthanasia de facto" and should be challenged in a higher court.....................

Euthanasia ruling draws Vatican rebuke

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852 posted on 07/10/2008 3:02:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Many diverse news organs are carrying this story of Eluana Englaro today. Perhaps it is not so easy for the death enthusiasts to hoodwink the world as they did for Terri Schiavo. Perhaps as time revealed facts to the world, more can see this unfolding travesty for what it really is.

Perhaps Terri's Legacy helps unmask the ugly truths.

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.............Reaction from the Catholic camp was swift. The Bioethics Committee of Rome’s Catholic university hospital, which is controlled by the Vatican and reflects Vatican thinking, issued a statement declaring that “The interruption of food and drink will result in a slow death for Eluana Englaro, guilty only of being still alive. We must underline the gravity of this decision. It places in the hands of the guardian a power of life and death, undermining the principle that one must look after patients who are unable to think for themselves.”

Vatican outrage as Italian court rules comatose woman can die

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853 posted on 07/10/2008 3:08:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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The story of Eluana Englaro even reached Seattle...

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Italy: An appeals court in Milan granted a man's request to disconnect the feeding tube of his daughter, who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years, lawyers said. The case of Eluana Englaro has drawn comparisons in Italy with that of Terry Schiavo, the U.S. woman who was at the center of a right-to-die debate until her death in 2005.

Italy:

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854 posted on 07/10/2008 3:13:09 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; TheSarce; NYer
Ping to this remarkable thread on our Dr. Death, a candidate to die for...Is Death coming to Congress?

Thread by NYer. Thanks to TheSarce for the ping.

Well, It's official. Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death, is on the ballot in Michigan in his run for the U.S. Congress....

Kevorkian for Kongress

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855 posted on 07/10/2008 3:22:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
A Jill Stanek post on the Obama Nation and death to kids...

Thread by wagglebee.

A CNN reporter interviewing me a couple weeks ago about Barack Obama's opposition as state senator to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act groaned more than once that this topic was "complicated."

She was referring to Obama's various explanations through the years for blocking Born Alive and lately his outright denial that obstructing legislation declaring live aborted babies legal persons had anything to do with endorsing their death.

I finally emailed her, "It is clear: Obama strongly opposed legislation to protect abortion survivors. This is horrible, so of course he will try to make it 'complicated,' but it is not."...

Jill Stanek: Botch an abortion? Obama would let baby die

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856 posted on 07/10/2008 3:28:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Good for Germany...

Thread by wagglebee.

BERLIN, Germany, July 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Deutche Welle reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out in the strongest terms against euthanasia in the wake of the suicide of an elderly woman. Merkel, said that she is against "every form of assisted suicide," regardless of the circumstances.

Merkel's stance was echoed by Germany's Health Minister Ulla Schmidt. "I reject this path categorically," she said. "The correct path is to offer assistance to those who are dying instead of helping those free from terminal illness to commit suicide." ......

German Chancellor Merkel Opposes "Every Form of Assisted Suicide"

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857 posted on 07/10/2008 3:33:30 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Another ping to the prayer thread for a FRiend with update by wagglebee and a pic of a little helper...

See #147.

Prayer Request for a FReeper and Her Husband [Good news Update in #147!]

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858 posted on 07/10/2008 3:38:33 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Glad for the action by the Delaware Legislature, we keep watch until Lauren is safe.


859 posted on 07/10/2008 3:41:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
In the UK they emphasize the "life support machine" which is serving the lady food and drink. Odd...

It's a lot easier to convince the public that it is "humane" to take someone off "life support" than to simply acknowledge that you plan to starve and dehydrate them over a period of a couple weeks.

860 posted on 07/10/2008 4:39:01 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
The story of Eluana Englaro even reached Seattle...

That's because the death squads in Washington feel "left out" and are itching to start their own pogroms.

861 posted on 07/10/2008 4:42:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

They are restless, Sheepless in Seattle


862 posted on 07/10/2008 4:47:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


863 posted on 07/10/2008 4:49:51 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: 8mmMauser

They seldom get to see the sun, so they drink excessive amounts of coffee but that still doesn’t give them the energy they need. Like Dracula, only blood will satisfy them.


864 posted on 07/10/2008 5:20:44 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the PING

It’s a sick world we live in...

Anyone who would fight for the horrible death of Terri or Lauren is depraved...


865 posted on 07/10/2008 6:34:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: All

This morning started slowly. A guy hit a power pole nearby, at around 4:00am and drove off. Sheared the thing off, and left us without power until now. Authorities caught the guy.


866 posted on 07/11/2008 6:49:44 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; ...
The grim Hospice is at it again, with commentary by Wesley J. Smith. Thanks, Leslie.

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St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The Florida hospice where Terri Schiavo was killed after her husband won a court order to euthanize her is coming under fire for the death of another patient. In this case, doctors at Hospice of Florida Suncoast pulled the feeding tube of 26-year-old Bradley Whaley.

Whaley entered into a coma following an overdose of painkillers and alcohol after he injured his hand severely when he punched out a glass window.

For years his parents kept vigil, and then decided to transfer him to the hospice in which Terri Schiavo died.

According to the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, his mother Sue was able to communicate with her son, who was conscious despite his incapacitated state.

When Sue would tug on Bradley's chin, he would be able to mouth "Mama" and, if she leaned in close, he would try to kiss her.

Though they spent three years by his side hoping his condition would improve, it didn't and the newspaper indicated his parents appeared to have allowed hospice to withdraw his feeding tube, subjecting him to the same kind of death Terri endured.

That greatly upsets Wesley Smith, a bioethicist who is one of the leading authorities on euthanasia issues. He says pro-life advocates and patients should be concerned that they may have someone else take their life -- even if they are conscious.

"For more than ten years I have been telling anyone who will listen that unquestionably conscious cognitively disabled patients are being denied sustenance in every state in this country, so long as no family member objects," he explained.

Smith says he's concerned that Florida law may have been breached in Bradley's case that says a patient must be declared to be in a so-called vegetative state before a feeding tube can be withdrawn.

Ultimately, Smith says the decision to kill a conscious patient has horrible ramifications for patients nationwide and yields a bias against the disabled.

"Once we decided that people who are diagnosed as persistently unconscious could have sustenance denied based on quality of life, then we stripped all profoundly cognitively disabled people from moral equality," Smith says.

"Now, virtually anyone who needs a feeding tube and can't make their own decisions--conscious or not--can and are being denied food and water," he concludes. "What a testimony about the state of the times in which we live."


Conscious Patient Dies at Florida Hospice Where Terri Schiavo Was Killed

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867 posted on 07/11/2008 6:56:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Update on Haleigh Poutre and others similar...

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Creating an extra layer of government bureaucracy to solve a problem, however serious, rarely proves effective.

Here's hoping the newly created Office of the Child Advocate is the exception that proves the rule.

The position is part of a law overhauling the state's child welfare system. Other measures include increasing penalties for people who work with children and fail to report instances of suspected child abuse, establishment of a foster care registry to track the success of foster parents and a revision of the process for deciding when to end the lift of an abused child in state custody.

The last measure was crafted in response to the case of Haleigh Poutre of Westfield, now 14, who fell into a coma after a severe beating. Her adoptive mother and stepfather were charged with assaulting her.............

A hopeful start for child welfare reform

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868 posted on 07/11/2008 7:01:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Terri's family speaks out on the poor Italian woman due to be killed.

Thread by wagglebee.

Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The family of Terri Schiavo is concerned about an Italian woman whose father has won the right form a court to subject her to a painful euthanasia death. They fear Eluana Englaro will be dehydrated and starved to death in the same way Terri's husband forced her to endure.

Englaro has been in what doctors term a vegetative state for 16 years and has received food and water through a feeding tube......

Terri Schiavo's Family Concerned About Italian Woman and Euthanasia Fight

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869 posted on 07/11/2008 7:06:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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On the saga of the Italian lady, how nice! Loving father wants to find a nice place to have his daughter killed. Maybe the local animal processing plant is available.

An Italian father and his advisers were looking for a place for his daughter to die yesterday as doctors, prelates and politicians wrangled over a judgment that critics said opened the way for euthanasia in the Vatican's backyard.

An appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Beppino Englaro from Lecco near Milan could order the removal of the feeding tube that keeps his 37-year-old daughter Eluana alive. The judges' decision took immediate effect. But the prosecution service, which had opposed his application, has 60 days in which to appeal and yesterday signalled that it was awaiting the full judgment before making a decision....

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The family's lawyer had expected Englaro to be taken to Lecco hospital. But yesterday Massei, who has volunteered to oversee the withdrawal of nutrition and hydration, told an interviewer: "Lecco hospital, like other hospitals, is for the curing of patients."

Father seeks place for daughter to die

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870 posted on 07/11/2008 7:15:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

“For more than ten years I have been telling anyone who will listen that unquestionably conscious cognitively disabled patients are being denied sustenance in every state in this country, so long as no family member objects,” he explained.


This is true. Even the death cultists who call us paranoid for believing it have provided the data to prove it’s true. They brag about their accomplishments in one forum, then deny them in another forum.

I have the following on my profile page. It’s the death mongers bragging about how many “useless eaters” they kill annually.

In 1999, 10.4% of the severely cognitively impaired residents of the United States were starved and dehydrated to death.

In 2000, 11.0% of the severely cognitively impaired residents of the United States were starved and dehydrated to death.

In 2001, 11.4% of the severely cognitively impaired residents of the United States were starved and dehydrated to death.

I haven’t found data yet for other years, but I think it’s a fair guess that the killings continue to climb.

This doesn’t represent a percentage of patients who died (which would be bad enough). It doesn’t mean that 11.4% of the patients who died were starved and dehydrated. It means 11.4% of all the people living in the U.S.A. with severe cognitive impairments were killed this way. And it doesn’t include the ones who were killed using other methods, such as denial of antibiotics for simple infections, removal of breathing assistance, etc.

The standard used for determining severe cognitive impairment for the purpose of this study is a score of 5 or less on the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE ~ http://www.chcr.brown.edu/MMSE.PDF ). Patients in a coma or PVS cannot possibly score 1, much less 5. You’ve probably seen people in the grocery store with a score of 5 or less. So these killings include a wide range of brain damaged people. I wonder how many thousands of people are living with a score of 5 or less. And for every 1,000 people living with a score of 5 or less in the year 2001, 114 of them were starved and dehydrated to death that year.

All I have before me are the percentages. I’d like to see the corresponding numbers. Or would I?

Following is the breakdown by state for 2001. Notice that Rhode Island tops the list, with just over a third of that population exterminated this way. That might have something to do with the fact that RI has appointed the pro-euthanasia group Choice in Dying the official State agency in charge of informing the public about “end-of-life choices.” They supply forms for “living wills” and “assist” the public in filling out those forms. This is what happens when you put the fox in charge of the henhouse.

Believe it or not, Florida and Texas are both below the national average. Every state is on the list. Georgia is at the bottom of the list, exterminating only 1.30% this way.

RI - 33.80%
OR - 32.50%
MI - 28.30%
MT - 28.00%
WI - 27.20%
CA - 23.40%
UT - 23.40%
AZ - 20.90%
PA - 17.40%
MN - 17.20%
AK - 17.10%
CT - 15.40%
WY - 14.90%
MD - 14.60%
NM - 14.20%
SD - 14.10%
WA - 13.20%
OH - 12.90%
ID - 12.30%
IA - 12.10%
MO - 11.90%
National Average - 11.4%
VT - 11.20%
HI - 11.10%
DE - 10.80%
ND - 10.80%
MA - 9.90%
IN - 9.70%
ME - 9.20%
NH - 8.70%
NY - 8.50%
NE - 7.70%
CO - 7.20%
AL - 7.10%
TX - 7.10%
IL - 6.70%
WV - 6.70%
KY - 6.60%
SC - 6.50%
TN - 6.30%
FL - 6.20%
NV - 6.20%
AR - 5.70%
NC - 5.20%
KS - 4.80%
NJ - 4.80%
OK - 4.10%
LA - 3.70%
VA - 3.60%
DC - 3.10%
MS - 3.00%
GA - 1.30%

Facts On Dying ( http://www.chcr.brown.edu/dying/feedtubedata.HTM ) ~ This study was funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, who adamantly opposes the rights of vulnerable people to continue living. So if any trolls show up, complaining that the data is skewed in favor of life, check the facts and get back to me.

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871 posted on 07/11/2008 7:17:13 AM PDT by BykrBayb (www.lifeforlauren.org Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Those numbers send chills up my spine. I am grateful for once that Maine is below average. But my old state of Oregon is knockin’ ‘em dead.


872 posted on 07/11/2008 7:21:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

She was a beautiful woman. I’m sorry to learn of her passing. May she rest in peace, with the knowledge that the world is a better place for her presence. She enriched us all.


873 posted on 07/11/2008 7:26:06 AM PDT by BykrBayb (www.lifeforlauren.org Þ)
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To: All; wagglebee
Did I tell everyone how much I can't stand anti-Christ Obamunist? I say it again. Down with the Obama Nation of Islam!

Thread by wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With pro-life advocates and John McCain's campaign criticizing his position in favor of unlimited abortions, Barack Obama struck back on Thursday. The Illinois senator put forward an absolutist position in favor of abortion and attacked McCain for wanting judges who don't make law from the bench.

"I will never back down in defending a woman's right to choose," Obama said at a breakfast fundraiser with an internal campaign group called "Women for Obama."

"That's what's at stake," Obama added, referring to control of the Supreme Court and whether abortion will remain legal and without limits for another 35 years.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2043540/posts

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874 posted on 07/11/2008 7:26:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Take a look at Rhode Island. A third of that population. Can you imagine the outcry if they were eradicating a third of any other population? A third of the criminals? A third of the alcoholics? How about a third of the illegal aliens?


875 posted on 07/11/2008 7:32:54 AM PDT by BykrBayb (www.lifeforlauren.org Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Yes, I remember Uncle Johnny, when they snuffed him. Coincidentally his nephew just pulled in on his new Harley. Wow, what a machine! Wife is out looking at it now.


876 posted on 07/11/2008 7:53:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
The grim Hospice is at it again

Thanks for alerting us about this sad event.

877 posted on 07/11/2008 9:51:21 AM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Starting with good news: One country, Korea, does the right thing. Hey, Italy, are you watching?

Tamar1973 has a thread on this story.

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A court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the family of a comatose 75-year-old woman to let her die. Kim’s children said their mother, who survives on life support, had the right to die with dignity so she would not have to continue living a meaningless life and asked for permission to remove the respirator and discontinue injections and feeding. But the Seoul Western District Court said that stopping treatment conflicted with the principle of the absolute value of life, and there was no way to confirm Kim’s own will.

The court ruled that even family members do not have the right to make a decision that would cut somebody’s life short. Though Kim used to say she would not want to rely on a respirator when her health deteriorates to a irrecoverable state, the court said the decision was not made when sufficient information was available to her and could therefore not be treated as a living will.

Kim has been comatose since February 2008 when she sustained brain damage from bleeding. In May, Kim’s children petitioned to be allowed to switch off life support. It was the first court case on euthanasia to be heard in Korea.

Court Declines Euthanasia for Comatose Woman

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878 posted on 07/12/2008 4:10:29 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Another take on the grim hospice latest victim...

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another young person has been dehydrated to death in the same hospice in Florida where Terri Schindler Schiavo met her court-ordered end. Bradley Whaley, 26, was severely brain damaged by an overdose of drugs and was minimally conscious, according to media reports. He died July 2 after the Hospice of Florida Suncoast removed his food and hydration tube.

After Bradley's collapse, his mother said she and her husband did nothing but "work, sleep and spend time with Bradley". His family cared for him for three years but in the end they transferred Bradley to the Hospice of Florida Suncoast, the same hospice in which Terri Schiavo died after having her assisted nutrition and hydration tube removed. 

Sue Whaley told the St. Petersburg Times that Bradley would "mouth" the word 'mama' and would kiss her if she leaned close enough................

Another Disabled Young Person Dehydrated to Death in Terri Schiavo's Hospice... Unquestionably conscious cognitively disabled patients are now being denied sustenance in every state in U.S.

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879 posted on 07/12/2008 4:16:09 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Tamar1973

Ping to the link to your thread #878 and thanks for letting us know.

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880 posted on 07/12/2008 4:18:02 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Eulana Englaro...

Remember that "Schiavo" in Italian means "slave".

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ROME, JULY 11, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Milan's appeals court authorized Eulana Englaro's father to remove his daughter's feeding tube, who has been in a state of coma since 1992. The decision, in what has become known as the "Italian Terry Schiavo" case, has been strongly criticized by several bioethical and medical associations, which agree that it is a case of active euthanasia, and not a question of interrupting a disproportionate treatment.

Critics of the ruling affirm that 37-year-old Englaro's agony might be a long and painful death............

Debate Sparked Over "Italy's Schiavo"

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881 posted on 07/12/2008 4:22:49 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

According to his own book, “Still Me”, when Christopher Reeve was in the hospital, after his accident, his own mother wanted all efforts to keep him alive stopped. She did not think he should live in his condition. Not even after he told her that he wanted to live! She was appalled that her son, who had been so physical would be unable to move.

Guess mom doesn’t always know best.


882 posted on 07/12/2008 11:14:08 PM PDT by tuckrdout (The good man wins his case by careful argument; the evil-minded only wants to fight. Prov. 13:2)
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To: tuckrdout

I notice some react with raw emotion seeing circumstance as something they, themselves could not dare to imagine for themselves and project that on to the poor victim. That way, they may even distort reality by thinking it would be for the victim’s own good to die. Sad, but probably more frequent than one would hope.

Didn’t realize that was the case with Christopher Reeve’s mom.


883 posted on 07/13/2008 4:24:33 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; ...
With the spate of grim developments from Canada, this article is a more lucid assessment of the poor Italian woman's fate. Perhaps it is evidence the truth emanating from Terri's Legacy is taking root in diverse places...

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When Eluana Englaro dies in Milan, Italy, it will be because a court allowed her to be starved and dehydrated to death, just as was done to Terri Schiavo in Florida three years ago.

Englaro, 35, has been in a coma since a 1992 car crash. Unlike Schiavo, who could smile, experience pain and appeared to recognize family members, Englaro's only sign of consciousness is her ability to open and close her eyes in the rhythm of nightly sleep cycles.

Also unlike Schiavo, Englaro's parents are not fighting to keep her alive. Her father greeted with relief last week's court ruling that her feeding and hydration tubes can be disconnected.

How very sad that a parent would allow his child to suffer the torture of such a death. The Vatican is quite right to call this euthanasia. It would be one thing if Englaro were brain dead and connected to a respirator. But she is not being kept alive by machines, she is simply receiving the necessities of food and water. Doctors have declared Englaro's case hopeless and said she will never recover. Regardless of her prognosis -- and prognoses have been wrong -- she should not be allowed to die in this manner. Even if what her parents and friends say is true -- that she expressed her wish as a teenager not to be kept alive if something tragic were to happen to her -- it is difficult to believe she meant she'd rather die of thirst and starvation.

Medical literature indicates people in vegetative states tend to die of pneumonia from lying in bed for so long. Englaro should be fed, hydrated and kept comfortable so nature may take its course -- either recovery or death by natural causes.

Food and water aren't life support

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884 posted on 07/13/2008 4:34:24 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Oh no! Not that Kingsley Guy again...

He takes the devil's advocate position again.

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................. This year, the Republican's presumptive nominee tossed away the Nixon playbook. John McCain paid respect to his party's right wing during the primary season, but he didn't kowtow to it when seeking the nomination. Neither did Charlie Crist two years ago when he sought the Republican nomination for Florida governor.

Crist correctly sensed a sea change taking place in GOP politics in the aftermath of the Terri Schiavo debacle. The party's far right had gone too far in its effort to interfere with an end of life decision, and a backlash was inevitable. Even many religious people were appalled and frightened by the GOP extremism.

McCain campaigned in Florida as a centrist, and support from the popular Crist put him over the top in the Sunshine State. The momentum from the Florida victory propelled McCain to the other primary victories he needed to secure the nomination.............

Barack Obama's flip-flopping his way to the presidency

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885 posted on 07/13/2008 4:40:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: tcg; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Tony Snow, R. I. P...

A great man and FReeper was taken so early...

Tribute in this thread by tcg, for all to visit and post...

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As tributes to this fine man pour in from all over the world, Catholic Online offers our prayers to his family and our deepest condolences on their loss. Tony Snow’s heroism in fighting cancer was another sign of the character which informed his stellar career as well as his commitment to family.

In his address to the graduates of Catholic University he spoke these words:... But see, there’s more. Once you’ve gotten past the mirror phase, then things begin to get really interesting. You begin to confront the truly overwhelming question: Why am I here? And that begins to open up the whole universe, because it impels you to think like the child staring out at the starry night: “Who put the lights in the sky? Who put me here? Why?” And pretty soon you are thinking about God. Don’t shrink from pondering God’s role in the universe or Christ’s. "

BREAKING: Tony Snow Dead at 53, A Tribute

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886 posted on 07/13/2008 4:54:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
UTube bows to the PC of the evil left...Thread by wagglebee.

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Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) -- The popular video sharing web site YouTube is the subject of criticism again for removing a pro-life video exposing abortion. In this new case, YouTube took down a video from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society showing an abortion center that was investigated for illegally dumping medical waste.

The video also showed the remains of babies who were victimized by abortion and thrown by staff at the Women's Advisory abortion business into the dumpster behind the facility.

The pro-life group obtained the bodies of the babies and gave them a proper burial in a special religious ceremony two weeks ago.

Monica Migliorino Miller, the director of the Detroit-area pro-life group, talked with LifeNews.com about the YouTube problems................

YouTube Bashed Again for Removing Another Pro-Life Video Exposing Abortion

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887 posted on 07/13/2008 5:02:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Rev. Pat Mahoney, great friend of Terri blasts the Obama Nation...

Thread by wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life group that has launched a new campaign highlighting presidential candidate Barack Obama's support for taxpayer-funded abortions says his campaign hasn't denied that's the case. In its official response, the Obama campaign said nothing to refute the contention.

Earlier this week, the Christian Defense Coalition launched a national campaign called, "Barack Obama: The Abortion President.".....

Pro-Life Group: Barack Obama Camp Doesn't Deny Tax-Funded Abortion OK

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888 posted on 07/13/2008 5:08:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Good news from another country far away in this thread by wagglebee...

Chandigarh, India (LifeNews.com) -- Seema Sood made headlines worldwide when she sought permission from the president of India for a mercy killing. As with almost every nation in the world, India prohibits euthanasia and the request of the former well-educated engineer was declined.

Sood tells the Times of India she's glad her petition was rejected.

Just two years ago, Sood longed for death as a rheumatoid arthritis made it so the 37-year-old lost movement in all of her limbs for a period of 15 years.

Today, Sood is up and walking again, after a knee replacement surgery and she's thankful she's still alive.....

Euthanasia Activist in India Happy President Denied Request, Embraces Life

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889 posted on 07/13/2008 5:14:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Youth in Georgia, not youth in Asia...

Thread by wagglebee...

A high school senior from Georgia won the National Right to Life oratory competition this past weekend, emphasizing in his speech how abortion “is but a branch to the Post Modernist root.”

“They cannot say that an unborn child is or is not a person, because hey, it’s all relative. It may be a human to you, but not to me,” Blake Adams from Powder Springs, Ga., expressed in his entry titled “Truth.”......

Ga. High School Senior Wins Nat'l Right to Life Contest

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890 posted on 07/13/2008 5:19:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Prayers for Tony’s family.


891 posted on 07/13/2008 12:59:58 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3; 8mmMauser

I noticed a couple weeks ago that Tony hadn’t posted here or been on TV in a while; I hoped he was just relaxing, but I feared the worst.

Prayers for his family, he was a true gentleman and a great conservative.


892 posted on 07/13/2008 1:06:44 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I thought he was doing well. He appeared healthy. This came as a shock.


893 posted on 07/13/2008 1:23:56 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

I just noticed that I hadn’t seen him on TV. Scott McClellan’s book was released in the beginning of June, Tony wasn’t on any of the news shows talking about it and that seemed a little odd.


894 posted on 07/13/2008 1:32:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser

Tony had a really sweet spirit. Not a word used often for men
but he was so warm and genuine.

He will be missed for his positive ability to deliver most
any message.

Sincere condolences to his bereaved loved ones.


895 posted on 07/13/2008 6:25:42 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: BykrBayb

I’m actually surprised that CO is so low since so much of the
death cult stuff started here. “Duty to Die” Dick Lamm pushed so
hard to enlist our citizens into complying with his medical model.

And of course he began the abortion holocaust with his 1967
first permissive abortion law in the land.


896 posted on 07/13/2008 6:54:05 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Why we persevere...

Every once and a while the topic gets aired again and once again the misinformed, the swallowers of Kool Aid, those who cling to long worn and disproved mantras return as if it were a new subject and as if their ideas were brilliantly original. It is a reflection of the effect of leftist propaganda and the value of repeating lies so often the lightly informed swallow it as fact, absorbing it emotionally, rather than rationally. In this thread by wagglebee, the article is telling, the responses just once more bringing out the same dreary drivel playback of the left.

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Michael is the widower of Theresa Marie Schindler “Terri” Schiavo, who died on March 31, 2005, after being judicially executed—as her husband wanted.

She had collapsed on February 25, 1990, having experienced a heart attack that caused respiratory and cardiac arrest, which resulted in extensive brain damage. She was diagnosed by several doctors to be in PVS—persistent vegetative state. She was placed in—and brought out of—several hospitals for 15 years.

In 1998, Michael, her husband and guardian, petitioned a Florida Court to remove her feeding tube. Robert and Mary Schindler, her parents, opposed the petition. They claimed that she was conscious and responded to their cooing and kissing. They saw her pucker her lips to kiss them back and could see that she was attempting to speak to them.

The court, placing itself in Terri’s place, ruled that if she could only speak she would tell everyone that she did not want to be kept alive. For seven years the legal controversy—between Michael and Terri’s parents—became an international affair. Politicians, expert doctors, pro-life and disabled-persons’ advocates debated with pro-euthanasia advocates, sometimes appearing on CNN, BBC and other globally shown TV programs.

Would you have petitioned the court to shut off her life-support system as Michael Schiavo did?

I wouldn’t..............

Would you do a Michael Schiavo to your wife?

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897 posted on 07/14/2008 4:12:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Eluana Englaro update...

From Calgary, more reason pours out from the keyboards of our neighbors to the north...

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When Eluana Englaro dies in Milan, Italy, it will be because a court allowed her to be starved and dehydrated to death, just as was done to Terri Schiavo in Florida three years ago.

Englaro, 35, has been in a coma since a 1992 car crash. Unlike Schiavo, who could smile, experience pain and appeared to recognize family members, Englaro's only sign of consciousness is her ability to open and close her eyes in the rhythm of nightly sleep cycles.

Also unlike Schiavo, Englaro's parents are not fighting to keep her alive. Her father greeted with relief last week's court ruling that her feeding and hydration tubes can be disconnected.

How very sad that a parent would allow his child to suffer the torture of such a death. The Vatican is quite right to call this euthanasia. It would be one thing if Englaro were brain dead and connected to a respirator. But she is not being kept alive by machines, she is simply receiving the necessities of food and water. Doctors have declared Englaro's case hopeless and said she will never recover. Regardless of her prognosis -- and prognoses have been wrong -- she should not be allowed to die in this manner. Even if what her parents and friends say is true -- that she expressed her wish as a teenager not to be kept alive if something tragic were to happen to her -- it is difficult to believe she meant she'd rather die of thirst and starvation.

Medical literature indicates people in vegetative states tend to die of pneumonia from lying in bed for so long. Englaro should be fed, hydrated and kept comfortable so nature may take its course -- either recovery or death by natural causes.

Food and water aren't life support

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898 posted on 07/14/2008 4:25:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

I met Dr. Mark Mostert at the American Right to Life
hospitality suite during the recent National Right to Life
convention in Washington, D.C.

His new program at Regent University is impressive.

http://www.regent.edu/acad/schedu/uselesseaters/


899 posted on 07/14/2008 6:44:58 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This is the latest on the Disability blog of Dr. Mostert. I encourage checking out the site and following the other topics as well. Thanks, Leslie.

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Never mind the difficulties of talking about euthanasia (see blog below), we better start talking about how, increasingly, doctors are acting, literally, as the sole authority on who gets to live or die.

It’s not only the Dr. Hootan Roozrokhs of the world, pumping patients full of morphine and atavan to hasten their deaths to get at their organs:

Doctor Power is alive in Britain.

No shock there. Still, read on:

BBC News reported last week that Ellie Westwood, 88, was in a government hospital where she was being “treated for dementia” and an infection following shoulder surgery. The infection spread to Ellie’s throat, making it difficult for her to swallow. Unsurprisingly, she became malnourished.

Enter Doctor Power:

Ms. Westwood [Ellie’s daughter, Kathleen] said she and her father were called into a room at Selly Oak Hospital on 8 February and told doctors had decided to withdraw all fluids, food and hydration.

They said they had begun giving Mrs. Westwood morphine "because she is dying."

Uh-huh.

Well, we are all dying in a sense, but Ellie wasn’t immediately dying. Her dementia obviously wasn’t rendering her “dying.” Neither was her infected throat, because she was being fed and hydrated via tubes.................

The New Generation of Dr. Deaths

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900 posted on 07/15/2008 2:55:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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