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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

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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife
What REALLY annoys me is the term "end of life decisions". Many people whose lives are on the line are not anywhere near the end of their lives. Dubbing these end of life decisions imo means that experts for life like Wesley Smith, Phd and Jill Stanek, RN, should address how using that phrase is simply more propaganda through words, just words.

Terri was not terminal and it only became the end of life for her when they killed her.

1,351 posted on 09/07/2008 5:28:20 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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To: floriduh voter

Death lovers seem to enjoy twisting decent words and phrases into opposite meanings. It comes with their mindset package.


1,352 posted on 09/07/2008 5:57:44 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 topic of Governor Sarah Palin is intrinsic to our efforts on Terri Dailies. Of all in high places, Gov. Palin has shown early on to be the one antidote to the death march against the innocents like Terri. No accident that we identified her and saw her as an answer before she was known nationally, and we amongst many others prayed for her role to come to bear on our concerns. It came true beyond any expectations and I am overjoyed. It could be that her very presence in this new role will have a positive effect on the fate of Lauren Richardson.

Thread by wagglebee illustrates her virtues which play on Terri's Legacy.

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Sen. John McCain electrified the Republican base and millions of people of every political persuasion last Friday when he selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Why?
 
First, because she is a reform-minded, no-nonsense, pro-life, pistol-packing hockey mom with five children. And her pro-life convictions have been illustrated vividly by her decision to carry to term and keep her fifth child, a son with Down syndrome. It is one thing to espouse a pro-life position. It is quite another to live your values and affirm life in this way.

Now, it has been revealed that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. I have been inundated by reporters and pundits from the media’s chattering classes wanting to know if this revelation will cause traditional family values voters to withdraw their support. It has been clear they expect my answer to be “yes” because they are surprised and astonished when I tell them that this will make traditional values, pro-life voters more likely to support her.

The fact that the secular media are so astonished by my answer shows the extent to which they just “don’t get it” when it comes to pro-life Protestants and Catholics. Why would the Palin family’s decision to support their daughter in having this baby and marrying this baby’s father resonate so positively with pro-life voters? Because the Palin family made the “pro-life” decision in deciding to welcome the baby their daughter and their future son-in-law conceived. The Palin family’s statement says it all:

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support..............

Living Your Values (Sarah Palin)

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1,353 posted on 09/07/2008 6:31:38 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
More about Gov. Palin in this thread by wagglebee...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, in response GOP Presidential nominee John McCain's Convention Address, the President of the Susan B. Anthony List offered the following statement:

"John McCain has cemented his role as the one true, authentically pro-life choice for President," said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "Last night John McCain reiterated his commitment to building a culture of life. His words, on the heels of his choice of pro-life heroine Sarah Palin for VP, are exactly what pro-life voters needed to hear. The enthusiasm of values voters shown this week for the McCain-Palin ticket drives home the saliency of the abortion issue in this election.".........................

Exactly What Pro-life Voters Needed to Hear

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1,354 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
No compromise with the dark side, a point made clear in this thread by wagglebee.

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (No. 2271).

In response to those who say this teaching has changed or is of recent origin, here are the facts:.............

History of Church Teaching on Abortion

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1,355 posted on 09/07/2008 6:46:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Our disability challenged brothers and sisters have a champion
in Sarah Palin!

“Father God, we pray that V.P. nominee, Palin’s gracious presence and speaking
out for the medically vulnerable will have a very positive
impact on lives like Lauren’s.”

May her prominence impact other Governors, like Delaware’s
Governor Minner for life!!


1,356 posted on 09/07/2008 7:12:56 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: floriduh voter

Barrack Hussein Obama.

You're right. Eyes are the windows to the soul.

1,357 posted on 09/07/2008 9:27:42 PM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Eluana Englaro update...

They haven't gotten her yet.

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Despite a court order, Italian health officials are refusing to pull the plug on a woman who has been in an irreversible coma for 16 years, the Daily Mail reports.

Beppe Englaro, the father of Eluana Englaro, 35, has campaigned for nine years to have the machine keeping his daughter alive turned off, according to the report.

Eluana Englaro has been in a coma since a 1992 car accident. In July, a court in Milan sided with Beppe Englaro, who claims his daughter never wanted to be on life support.

Despite the ruling, Eluana Englaro, who is in a Lecco, Italy clinic, remains hooked to a life support system with health officials claiming it would go against their "professional duties and obligations" to let the woman die.

Health Officials Refuse to Pull Plug on Woman in Coma for 16 Years

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1,358 posted on 09/08/2008 9:46:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Because of touch and go access to the internet this morning, I will catch up on posting later when I can.


1,359 posted on 09/08/2008 9:46:34 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; ...
Eluana Englaro update...

We see an amplification of this profound news. Wouldn't it be great to see such an act of defiance here?

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Italian health officials have defied a court order by refusing to take a comatose patient off of life support.

For nine years, Eluana Englaro's father has tried to end her life. Two months ago, a court took his side. But health officials say it would go against their "professional duties and obligations" to let the 35-year-old woman die.

"It's encouraging — and refreshing — to see physicians take their oath to protect life so seriously that they are willing to go against a court order," said Carrie Gordon Earll, senior bioethics analyst for Focus on the Family Action. "Hopefully, doctors in other countries will be emboldened by this move and take similar steps."

Good News: Italian Doctors Take a Stand for Life

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1,360 posted on 09/09/2008 6:55:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary; wagglebee; BykrBayb
Karen Weber update...

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Okeechobee, FL (LifeNews.com) -- A legal battle is brewing in southern Florida pitting a disabled woman’s husband against her family in a fight over whether or not to take her life. The battle is similar to the one the family of Terri Schiavo faced to prevent her husband from subjecting her to a painful starvation and dehydration death.

This new case involves 57-year-old Karen Weber, who doctors claim has been in a partial vegetative state since December, when she suffered a stroke.

The situation is similar to the Schiavo case in that Weber did not have a living will or other advanced directive spelling out the kind of medical care she would like should she become unable to make her own medical decisions.

Weber is currently on a feeding tube and her husband Raymond wants to end her life by removing that and starving her to death.

“She has pneumonia,” he told WPBF-TV. “She has colostomy bags. She has a breathing apparatus."

However, Karen’s mother, Martha Tatro, is hoping to get a court to approve her request to prevent Raymond Weber from taking his wife’s life.

“I've told her she could live out the rest of her life and she would never have to worry about anything and I will protect her," Tatro said.

“I’m her mother and her husband filed a thing to take her life," Tatro told the television station.

Her sister Joyce Tatro-Manes added: “A woman in the year 2007-08 should be heard, no matter if she's impaired or not. She has a right to her opinion and she has a right to her own life.”

Local courts held a guardianship hearing on Wednesday and Weber’s relatives told a local judge that she is able to communicate with them through blinking, nodding, and laughing.

During the hearing, Raymond Weber said he wants guardianship of his wife.

"I’ve been her husband for 34 years, so why shouldn't I have guardianship," he said.

The television station indicated a state-appointed attorney for Karen Weber suggested to the court that her husband should win the legal right to make her medical decisions and the court is expected to render a decision in about a month.


 

Florida Legal Battle Involves Life and Death Debate Similar to Terri Schiavo

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1,361 posted on 09/09/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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PP is at it again in this thread by wagglebee.

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Santa Clara, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Details have emerged from documents in a California appeals court case that a Planned Parenthood abortion business referred for an abortion on a sexually-abused teenager without telling authorities about the abuse. The case prompts pro-life advocates to say parental notification is needed.

According to court documents, a Santa Clara County sexual predator impregnated his 13-year-old stepdaughter and forced her to have a late-term abortion.

The man then continued to molest her for another seven months until the child's mother discovered the abuse and contacted police.

Despite two visits to Planned Parenthood and a surgical abortion at San Francisco General Hospital, no healthcare provider bothered to inform law enforcement................

California Planned Parenthood Made Abortion Referral, Didn't Report Abuse (13 year old)

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1,362 posted on 09/09/2008 7:12:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Death is their life and we can count on them to do what lovers of death do.

Thread by wagglebee.

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Three pro-abortion groups are renewing their pledge to spend $30 million collectively bashing John McCain. The organizations upped their commitment to the attack ads and get-out-the-vote efforts with the addition of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to McCain's ticket.

NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Emily's List are the long-time heavy hitters of the pro-abortion movement and they each previously announced multi-million dollar campaigns targeting the presidential election....

Pro-Abortion Groups Renew $30 Million Campaign Against McCain, Sarah Palin

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1,363 posted on 09/09/2008 7:16:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Winged Hussar; wagglebee; narses
This is one revealing thread. Jill Stanek, bless her heart, comes up with these quality gems...

Thread by Winged Hussar with thanks to wagglebee and narses for the pings.

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Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting "present" and "no" on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or BAIPA......................

Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide

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1,364 posted on 09/09/2008 7:26:29 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All

Placeholder: Will post later when I get better access to internet.


1,365 posted on 09/10/2008 8:36:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Dante3; Sun; penowa

Karen Weber’s pneumonia can be treated. Seems to me if she’s not being moved or isn’t sitting up, etc, that’s what causes pneumonia. Further, Karen’s in Florida and in Florida, staff OBEY HINOS instead of adhering to medical standards. Remember when mikey schiavo withheld antibiotics for Terri? that was a rare instance where a Judge over-ruled www.michaelschiavo.org.


1,366 posted on 09/10/2008 3:04:04 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Praise God for breathing devices!!

My 23 month old twin grand daughter was completely
unconscious and on a respirator for over a month.

She was also on a feeding tube.

As resilient as young ones can be, she is off the respirator
and pulled out the feeding tube (NG) recently.

God used that time for her little body to begin to respond.

LET KAREN LIVE!!!


1,367 posted on 09/10/2008 3:31:57 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Lesforlife; wagglebee; floriduh voter

Wonderful news!

Deo gratias


1,368 posted on 09/10/2008 3:40:12 PM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

http://www.terrisfight.org/


1,369 posted on 09/10/2008 3:50:13 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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To: Lesforlife

Wonderful News!


1,370 posted on 09/10/2008 3:55:05 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Thanks, FV, for finding this. It was posted at the site of Terri's foundation just upthread.

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The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has welcomed the resounding defeat of the Victorian euthanasia bill and challenged the Victorian Government to now step up palliative care support and resources for people with terminal illnesses.

ACL Victorian Director Rob Ward said that today’s defeat of the Physician Assisted Dying Bill 2008 by 25 votes to 13 was a victory for those who value life and for the vulnerable sick and elderly people who would have been put at risk by the bill.

“Let the defeat of this dreadful bill send a clear message to euthanasia advocates throughout Australia that the debate is over and euthanasia legislation should be left to rest in peace,” Mr Ward said.

“The Victorian Upper House politicians who voted against this bill should be proud of the role they have played in safeguarding our State from the travesty of turning doctors from carers into killers.”

Mr Ward urged the Victorian Government to turn its attention to providing better assistance for the frail elderly and those dealing with terminal illnesses.

“This bill pushed by vocal euthanasia advocates has diverted attention from the real need to provide better end of life care services for Victorians,” he said.

“The vast majority of sick and elderly people have no interest in ending their lives but could greatly benefit from more palliative care resources.”

Mr Ward said that organisations like Palliative Care Victoria had identified a pronounced need to enhance the quality of and access to palliative care provision in the Victorian community. This includes providing increased funding, more palliative care education for aged, disability and community care workers, and better palliative care resources in aged care facilities.

“While concerns about dying are under the spotlight let’s use this as an opportunity to provide constructive help to those facing illness and death.”

Mr Ward added that he hoped that the Victorian Parliament’s decision to value life and defeat the euthanasia bill would also be reflected in its attitude to the abortion reform bill.

“The Victorian Parliament has made a great decision in protecting the lives of the vulnerable elderly and I urge politicians to make the same compassionate decision when it comes to the lives of the vulnerable young.”

Victorian Government urged to step up palliative care support following welcome defeat of euthanasia bill

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1,371 posted on 09/10/2008 4:07:36 PM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Figures! Thread by wagglebee.

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The head honchos at NARAL believe John McCain and Sarah Palin are so extreme on abortion, because they oppose it, that they can't come up with the right words to bash the candidates. As a result, NARAL has sponsored a new contest for its pro-abortion members to design a new slogan..........

Pro-Abortion Leaders Consider McCain and Palin So Extreme, Words Fail Them

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1,372 posted on 09/10/2008 4:11:28 PM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

You need to make sure you get this one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2078580/posts


1,373 posted on 09/10/2008 4:20:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All; wagglebee
The death lovers are a-buzzing, frantic. Too much bad news for them, and unable to take a joke on themselves. As a friend would say "Good day for Groucho, bad day for Karl (Marx).

Thread by wagglebee.

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With all the hoopla of the Democratic and Republican conventions and the selection of pro-life running mate Sarah Palin, a McCain statement on abortion appears to have gone unnoticed. Glamour magazine indicates John McCain repeated his position that Roe v. Wade should be reversed....

John McCain Repeats Stance: Roe Abortion Case a "Bad Decision," Overturn It

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1,374 posted on 09/10/2008 4:39:37 PM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Good news on the Aussie bill.


1,375 posted on 09/10/2008 8:21:38 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: 8mmMauser

As 9-11 rolls around again, we remember the victims of another tragedy, the Culture of Death.


1,376 posted on 09/10/2008 8:30:17 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: floriduh voter

The way I remember it is that mikey ordered the nursing home staff to withhold antibiotics, and they refused, and it ended up in the courtroom. That’s when he moved her to another facility, which had expressed an interest in helping him kill her. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s the way I remember it.

It is amazing how many health care workers at all levels are willing, sometimes even eager, to deliberately harm and even kill their patients.


1,377 posted on 09/10/2008 9:18:04 PM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
It was inevitable, what we know of the leftist concept of controlling life and death. They just had to make the link. I may only excerpt from this source where Linda Chavez lays it all out clearly...

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So what is it that lipstick has come to represent to these partisan zealots? It is as if lipstick has become the new symbol of the culture wars that have dominated American politics since 1972.

Jonathan Last, writing online at First Things magazine, suggests that Palin's decision not to abort son Trig when she learned he had Down syndrome was a challenge to liberals' idea of what constitutes worthwhile life. He notes, "the left sees Baby Trig as a provocation . . . as a little Terri Schiavo - an assertion of the value of all life and an affront to their belief that there are differences in what constitutes meaningful life."........

Chavez: Democrats wallow in hatred of Palin

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1,378 posted on 09/12/2008 3:42:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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A lucid description of that human condition...

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Eight years ago, Kevin Monk of Casper, Wyo., was in a terrible car accident. He suffered severe physical and brain injuries. For 18 days after the accident Monk had no brain function. He remained in a coma for another three months. During that time, his doctors tried to persuade his family to let him die.

Contrary to the doctors' predictions that Monk would never recover, he did waken from his coma. In a recent interview with the Casper Star-Tribune, Monk, now 33, said, "Some of the doctors told Mom and Dad to just pull the plug." His mother added, "From every place we went, they told us he'd never be anything but a vegetable."

Some vegetable! Today, Kevin Monk is well on his road to recovery and even walks unaided.

A human is a human

Why does modern society believe that catastrophic injury turns a human being into a vegetable? If an apple falls from the tree, it is a bruised apple, but it remains an apple. If a racehorse breaks its leg, it is an injured racehorse, but it remains a horse.

Why is it that a severely injured person somehow becomes a vegetable? The fact is, he does not - and most rational, reasonable people know that in their heart of hearts.

Referring to a comatose human being as a vegetable is intended to distance them from their humanity. It's easier to starve and dehydrate a person to death if they are not viewed as human. It releases doctors from any responsibility for care usually afforded to people.

Change the species

Words are powerful, but not so powerful enough to change a man's species, regardless of how wounded he may be.

This phenomenon is of great interest to me: I may be called a vegetable at some point in the not so distant future. After all, I am incurably ill with aggressive multiple sclerosis that is slowly stripping me of function.

The last time I looked in the mirror my hair had not yet turned into leafy tops.

When will utilitarian bioethics decide my transition from man to vegetable is complete? I'm triplegic now. Does that make me half vegetable? The last time I looked in the mirror my hair had not yet turned into leafy tops.

Will my transition from man to vegetable be complete when I'm quadriplegic or bedridden or no longer able to communicate? When will it be? What will be the criteria for medical bioethics to strip me completely of any claim to humanity?

I know it's not brain wave activity because Kevin Monk was considered a vegetable even after his brain function returned. I heard Terri Schiavo referred to as a vegetable and she had brain function.

Princeton University professor and animal rights champion, Peter Singer, has suggested using comatose patients for medical experimentation instead of animals. In other bioethical circles it has been suggested to use comatose and terminally ill patients as sources to harvest organs for transplantation.

There you have it. Strip a person of their humanity with terms like "vegetable" and "persistent vegetative state" dismantle any notion of the sanctity of human life and any barbarity is possible......................................

Slapping labels on injured bodies too quickly can backfire Labelling someone brain dead, vegetable can deny treatment, rehabilitation

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1,379 posted on 09/12/2008 3:50:05 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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They just can't help it. In their desperate need to ooze hate on Sarah Palin, they spit out venom unbridled...

From across the pond...

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To be precise; at one o'clock in the morning of March 21, 2005, President Bush put pen to paper and (inadvertently) consigned the politics of the Eighties to the trash.

He had been woken by his staff to sign emergency legislation designed to save the life of Terri Schiavo. Mrs Schiavo was the Florida woman who had suffered a catastrophic heart attack and brain damage and was being kept alive with feeding tubes. Her husband wanted them removed, her parents did not.

It went to Florida's courts and the judges were persuaded that Terri would have wanted to die: they found for the husband. Fatefully, the social conservatives - in their pomp so they thought - decided to go for broke. They challenged the courts, and challenged the nation: let us rebuild America in the image of social conservatism.

So Congress passed a Bill bringing the case to the federal courts (in the Senate not a single vote was cast against it) and the pyjama-wearing President signed it. Surely the moment had come for the faithful to taste victory; for America to be transformed into a nation fit for the morally righteous.

It never happened. The federal courts backed the local courts (impeach them, the politicians cried, but nobody tried) and the Supreme Court yawned and raised an eyebrow and refused even to hear the case. Terri Schiavo was allowed to die. And in opinion poll after opinion poll most Americans felt, with sadness but with conviction as well, that the courts had been right.......................

The day America was born again... Nothing Sarah Palin and her followers can do will prevent America's steady movement away from social conservatism

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1,380 posted on 09/12/2008 3:57:28 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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I wonder if this individual realizes what the party he loves beyond reason has done to damage his own race. I would hope he is not beyond confronting facts like those proffered by Margaret Sanger, and reality as espoused by our favorite Dr. Alveda King.

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Some Black churchgoers are seeing the Holy Ghost because Sarah Palin can quote a Bible verse (‘Jesus wept’) or MAYBE clap on the 2 and the 4 beat in a Black church. Remember this:

George W. Bush was a born-again who stole two elections and believed God told him to bomb Iraq.

Dubya bamboozled y’all twice (11 percent Black vote) because he promised he’d outlaw gay marriage and ban abortion. For the first time in American history, gay marriage is legal (under his watch) in two states. His conservative Supreme Court has done nothing about abortion. Dubya couldn’t pass any ‘moral’ legislation even with six years of a born-again Republican congressional majority.

Jeb Bush is a bornagain who tried to put his nose in Terri Schiavo’s family business regarding the right to die. Th at’s one reason Americans dumped the GOP Congress in 2006.

The issues: economics, wars, education, safety, health care, justice. Th e choice: Change or Mc- Bush? STAY FOCUSED!

Black Christians voters must stay focused!

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1,381 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Terri and 9/11...

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We now remember 9-11 in a time of post-solidarity. The War in Iraq has polarized a country, skewed the focus on terrorism, and left many in the military scratching their heads, wondering how some Americans feel about them. Recently we watched as a few groups, in a loud roar proclaimed what they were against, yet had no idea to whom they were speaking or what solutions need to be implemented.

The importance of life, so emphasized in the aftermath of attack, was later overshadowed once more by the culture of death. The specter of Terry Schiavo’s execution by starvation and other such incidents took over the news headlines. In fact, some of the same commentators who had celebrated life after 9-11, now nudged America’s conscience to call for death.......

Commentary on 9-11: America’s Moment of Solidarity

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1,382 posted on 09/12/2008 4:08:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Janet Rivera update...

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FRESNO, CA, September 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Heart attack victim Janet Rivera, who, like Terri Schiavo, was denied food and water for 11 days in July, was saved from the specter of death by starvation Sept. 9, when her brother was named her permanent conservator.

"Praise God, this woman was snatched from such an excruciating death," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League in response to the new development. "Janet was spared the fate of Terri Schiavo, but still we hope this case exposes the threat that hangs over us all - government euthanasia for the sick, elderly and disabled."

The victory marks the final win for the Rivera family who has fought unceasingly for her life since she was placed in the hands of Fresno, California government officials in June. Rivera's public guardian ordered her death by starvation in July and had her feeding tube removed.

Public outcry ensued and Rivera's feeding tube was reinserted.

The 46-year-old woman suffered a heart attack in 2006. According to Judge Debra Kazanjian, Rivera's husband, Jesus Rivera, relinquished custody as he was unable to provide for Rivera's medical care. When doctors indicated Rivera might never recover, the public guardian ordered her feeding tube removed.

Rivera's brother Michael Dancoff plans to take his sister back to her San Francisco family where he hopes she will awaken and recover.

"We hope this case will shed light on the other victims of government abuse. Janet's case is not an isolated incident. Sick people all over the country are in serious danger of being denied their basic needs under the guise of compassion," Brown said. "None of us should feel safe while our right to food and water, ordinary care, is viciously trampled on. No one should die by starvation."

Disabled California Woman Saved from Government-Sanctioned Starvation

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1,383 posted on 09/12/2008 4:12:33 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
The Pentagon applies the clear reasoning that adult stem cells have application, and does not find use for the embryonic ones...

Thread by wagglebee.

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As scientists continue to gather evidence that adult stem-cells hold great potential for healing and rebuilding human tissue, The Pentagon has announced it is investing a quarter-billion dollars into the research, reports CitizenLink.com.

The Pentagon plans to speed research in a five-year initiative to further unlock the ability of adult stem-cells to stop scarring, rebuild tendons and grow bones, in order to aid injured military personnel. Adult stem-cell therapy works by harnessing the patient's own regenerative ability, since the cells are harvested from the patient's own skin, bones, or wisdom teeth....

Pentagon Invests $250 Million in Adult Stem Cell Research

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1,384 posted on 09/12/2008 4:17:43 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
I love to post Jill Stanek writing...

Thread by wagglebee.

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For a topic the mainstream media, liberals and pollsters keep saying no one cares about, the abortion issue sure has been getting a lot of attention lately – have you noticed?

But I digress.

On ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday, Barack Obama tried to undo the damage he inflicted on himself at the Aug. 16 Saddleback Showdown with his now infamous "above my pay grade" response to Rick Warren's question, "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?"

But Obama hadn't learned. He tried once again to redirect the clearly constitutionally based question into something esoteric and religious, and therefore unsolvable:.......

Jill Stanek: Obama digs deeper on 'pay grade' gaffe

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1,385 posted on 09/12/2008 4:21:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Sub-Driver; TheSarce
Awwww... poor pro-killing guys... The death industry has its ups and Downs...

Thread by Sub-Driver. Thanks to TheSarce for the ping...

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Canadian doctor warns Sarah Palin's decision to have Down baby could reduce abortions

Sarah and Todd Palin's decision to complete her recent pregnancy, despite advance notice that their baby Trig had Down syndrome, is hailed by many in the pro-life movement as walking the walk as well as talking the talk.

But a senior Canadian doctor is now expressing concerns that such a prominent public role model as the governor of Alaska and potential vice president of the United States completing a Down syndrome pregnancy may prompt other women to make the same decision against abortion because of that genetic abnormality. And thereby reduce the number of abortions........

Canadian doctor warns Sarah Palin's decision to have Down baby could reduce abortions

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1,386 posted on 09/12/2008 4:27:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Finally some good news.


1,387 posted on 09/12/2008 4:27:59 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3
Haleigh Poutre update...

Buffy Spencer of "The Republican" continues to keep us up to date on happenings regarding Haleigh.

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NORTHAMPTON - A 14-year-old girl hospitalized with a brain injury will have to participate in a competency hearing Oct. 1, a Hampden Superior Court judge said Friday.

The girl, Haleigh Poutre, formerly of Westfield, is a potential witness in a case against her stepfather, Jason D. Strickland. Strickland, and his wife, Holly A., were accused after she was hospitalized in September 2005 of abusing the girl. Last week Judge Judd J. Carhart said Haleigh would not have to testify in the competency hearing or during trial. Following an appeal from the prosecutor, Carhart said that the girl would have to participate in the competency hearing. He said based on information submitted to him by lawyers involved in the case he would decide whether the hearing would take place in a Springfield courtroom or at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston, where Haleigh is being treated.

Carhart Sept. 4 ruled in favor of requests by both lawyers appointed to safeguard Haleigh's interests and the state Department of Children and Families, who said Haleigh should not be forced to testify at a scheduled hearing on her competency or a trial because it will harm her. Assistant District Attorney Laurel H. Brandt had filed a motion for Carhart to reconsider that ruling. 

Strickland, 32, formerly of Westfield, faces a series of assault and battery charges in connection with injuries sustained by Haleigh. Strickland was charged as a joint venturer with his wife who died within days of her arrest in what West Springfield police said was a murder-suicide at the hands of her grandmother. Under the joint venturer theory Jason Strickland would be held responsible for his acts against Haleigh and also acts by his wife, who was Haleigh's adoptive mother.

Defense lawyer Alan J. Black continued to argue to Carhart that he cannot prepare for Haleigh's competency hearing properly unless his expert can see Haleigh. Carhart denied Black's request to have access to Haleigh. The state Department of Children and Families has custody of the girl.

The issue of competency is being examined because Brandt has said that she expects Haleigh to testify against Strickland.

Black asked for Brandt's notes from her interview or interviews with Haleigh, but Brandt said she did not consider her contacts with the girl interviews and has no notes to turn over to Black.

Brandt said that she needs summaries of the opinions of experts Black might call at the competency hearing, but Black said there are no written reports and he should not have to create them for Brandt. Carhart asked him to give summaries to Brandt.

The trial date for Strickland has been moved to Oct. 30. Brandt asked for the two-week continuance from Oct. 16.

She said the chemist who is a key witness for the state as far as tying DNA and blood stain evidence to evidence at the scene is not available until the last half of October.

Girl to be part of court hearing

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1,388 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:49 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; ...

Ping to post above!

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1,389 posted on 09/13/2008 3:11:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Amazing! Just amazing, I tell you. In a twist on the usual propaganda theme, they bend so as to show real conservatives are against the saving of Terri's life. To swallow their load, real conservatives would want innocent Terri killed and abhor those unreal conservatives who would wish to save her life. That is how lefties bend the truth.

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The funny thing is, I agree. Stack the traditional definition of ''conservative'' alongside the events of the last few years, and it's hard not to. It is, for example, difficult to find evidence of government getting out of people's way in the Terri Schiavo affair. Or evidence of lean, mean government efficiency in the Hurricane Katrina debacle.  Or evidence of fiscal restraint in a projected $500 billion budget deficit. Or evidence of foreign policy pragmatism in the invasion of a country that had not attacked us and did not threaten to. Or evidence of accountability in the eagerness to duck blame for all the above.


    Conservatism, an ideology once driven by principle, has shrunk until its purview can be, and often is, delineated in three syllables: God, guns, gays. Worse, it has embraced a win-at-all-costs ethos and intellectual dishonesty that are, even by the seamy standards of modern politics, astonishing....

Pitts: Principled conservatives sat silent while their party was hijacked

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1,390 posted on 09/13/2008 3:22:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Yes, liberal logic works so long as the flowery words mask the intent. Here, we are supposed to think of abortion decreasing in number a very good thing, which it is. But it is the killing of humans. Sure it is good to slow abortion down, but it is still about killing. We should be overjoyed when a serial killer announces he is trying to quit and is not killing so many. And so the liberals lead with that good news to show Sarah Palin should really have killed Trig. (Gently, of course...) It looks so warm and fuzzy to put it that way.

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Nevertheless, the abortion wars have been rekindled in this presidential campaign — the same battle lines drawn and the same fighting words uttered. What is this really about? Why do we keep yelling past each other?

For years now, polls have shown consistently that most Americans believe abortion laws should remain as they are; the sensitive issue of terminating a pregnancy, most of us agree, should be left to a woman, her physician and her conscience. As admirable as Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision was to bear her fifth child, Trig, after she and her husband learned he had Down syndrome, most of us wouldn’t want the government to force all other families to make the same decision. It’s not the business of any outsiders — any more than the difficult issues surrounding the case of Terri Schiavo were the business of Congress.....

Get onboard campaign for contraception

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1,391 posted on 09/13/2008 3:31:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Compare above argument to this one! Thread by wagglebee.

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NOKESVILLE, VA, September 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a moving example of paternal love and sacrifice, a man drowned earlier this week after attempting to save his disabled son, who had fallen into a septic tank on the family's Virginia property.

66-year-old Thomas VanderWoude and his 20-year-old son Joseph, who has Down syndrome and who is the youngest of seven sons, were working in their yard in Nokesville, VA when Joseph fell through a septic tank cover that had suddenly collapsed.  VanderWoude immediately jumped in after his son and managed to hold his son's head above the surface, saving his life.

By the time two men finally pulled Thomas out of the tank, he had been underwater for as long as 20 minutes. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

VanderWoude's son Joseph was in critical condition at Prince William hospital as he fought infection for several days, but recently began to improve...................

Man Drowns Saving Son with Down Syndrome

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1,392 posted on 09/13/2008 3:35:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
And the deeds of this one would be heroic to the lefties...

Thread by wagglebee.

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CHESTER, Wales, September 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This week, a UK court heard the case of a mother who allegedly deliberately drowned her disabled child in a bath because she was ashamed and embarrassed by her daughter's cerebral palsy.

According to the Telegraph, prosecutor Michael Chambers explained to the court how Joanne Hill's husband had refused to give four-year old Naomi up for adoption, despite Joanne's inability to accept the fact that her daughter had cerebral palsy. He recounted the evening of the murder, November 26, 2007: "When the bath was full she told Naomi she was having a bath, but Naomi didn't want one. The defendant carried her upstairs and undressed her."

"The defendant put her in the bath and drowned her by holding her head under the water for a long time until she was dead."..........................

U.K. Mother Murders Daughter Because "Embarrassed" by Disability

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1,393 posted on 09/13/2008 3:39:10 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
In these days of the internet and truth seeping through all the cracks in liberal logic, it is a harder sell that killing humans is nifty.

Thread by wagglebee.

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NEW YORK, NY, September 12, 2008 (C-FAM) - After nearly a year of soliciting signatures as part of a campaign for global "safe abortion," Marie Stopes International has little to show for it. Less than 500 people have signed an online petition which calls for "full access to legal, voluntary, safe and affordable abortions as part of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care" around the world.
     
The campaign, which was co-sponsored by the pro-abortion groups Ipas and the UK-based group Abortion Rights, was launched at the International Global Safe Abortion Conference that took place in October 2007 in London, an event that was held in conjunction with the UN and UNICEF sponsored Women Deliver conference. Both the conference and the campaign seek to bolster international commitment to abortion and call "for women's access to legal, safe abortion to be recognized as a fundamental human right."..............................

Marie Stopes Global Abortion Petition Yields Less than 500 Signatures

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1,394 posted on 09/13/2008 3:44:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Wonder what this does to the righteousness of Nancy Legosi and the CEO of Hair Club. Thread by wagglebee.

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During the opening day of the Catholic Leadership Conference yesterday, Baker Oregon Bishop Robert Vasa clarified the teaching of the US Bishops Conference regarding voting in favor of pro-abortion politicians. The question of whether Catholics may remain in good standing with the Church while voting for pro-abortion politicians was raised.

Bishop Vasa responded referencing the document of the United States Catholic Conference titled "Faithful Citizenship", noting a pro-abortion stance disqualifies candidates from consideration by faithful Catholics.

LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Bishop Vasa after the session. Describing the deliberation among US bishops over the "Faithful Citizenship" document, he said: "When we were working on the document 'Faithful Citizenship', and the issue of whether or not a person's adamant pro-abortion position was a disqualifying condition, the general sense was 'yes that is a disqualifying condition'."...............

Bishop Vasa: Pro-Abortion Candidates are "Disqualified" - Clarifies "Faithful Citizenship"

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1,395 posted on 09/14/2008 4:03:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; fightinJAG; TheSarce
The death enthusiasts have run into a problem while rounding up useless eaters for their death games. Golly, old folks might be good for the environment, even while still alive. What a dilemma! Thread by fightinJAG with thanks to TheSarce for the ping.

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Everyone's always talking about how an aging population, with more retirees, is going to wreak havoc on Social Security and the federal budget. Here's my question: What impact will that have on the planet? After all, my grandparents don't seem to care much about global warming, their refrigerator is from the 1970s, and they use an awful lot of air conditioning at home. Give it to me straight: Are Grandma and Grandpa bad for the environment?..................

Is Grandpa Bad for the Environment?

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1,396 posted on 09/14/2008 4:11:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
It is difficult to overestimate the resolve of the PP people to wreak evil to the best of their ability. Thread by wagglebee.

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Editor's note: The subject matter of this editorial is not appropriate for children.

Every now and then a particularly outrageous example of what America's culture wars are about becomes known, demonstrating our desperate moral condition. Such is the case with a new sex-education Web site by Planned Parenthood, America's tragically mainstream purveyor of perversion.

To make matters even worse, this obscene Web site is subsidized by your tax dollars, and at least indirectly the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“Take Care Down There” is a Web site created by Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) in Oregon. “Be the smartest person in the bed! Check out our fun sexual education website for teens and young adults, including videos about condoms, abstinence, STDs and other sexual health topics,” PPCW declares.............

Planned Parenthood's vile Web site and the NFL's Jaguars

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1,397 posted on 09/14/2008 4:29:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
"Say it ain't so, Joe," or not, oh well... What a comparison! Our Governor from the Great State of Alaska hasn't even had hair transplants. Lauren Richardson waits out her fate in the Joe Biden State of Delaware.

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South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler said that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” This appears to have generated a firestorm, but conservatives have already observed that Palin’s primary disqualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.

The choice of Sarah Palin has without a doubt revitalized the Christian base of the Republican Party. It was instantly recognized that in Sarah Palin you had someone who did not merely say that she was pro-life, but had put her beliefs into action. The choice to take her son to term, despite knowing he had Downs Syndrome, was proof positive that she meant what she said. The fact that her daughter is also carrying her child to term despite being in circumstances that many proponents of abortion might consider ‘punishing’ shows that the most important values were passed along from parent to child.

It is argued that this is all well and good, because at least they had the choice. Sarah Palin would deprive people of the right to choose altogether. This misses the point. It isn’t a question about choice, but on whether or not the unborn human is an unborn person. If you think it is, then no ‘choice’ is possible.

Simply put, Christian conservatives have rallied to the support of John McCain because his choice of VP, Sarah Palin, not only has convictions but also the courage to carry them out.

Compare this to Obama’s selection of Joe Biden, who according to a September 7th, 2008, New York Times article, said, “I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.” The article says that Biden “would not impose his personal views on others, and had indeed voted against curtailing abortion rights and against criminalizing abortion.”.....

The Difference between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden: The Courage of One’s Convictions

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1,398 posted on 09/14/2008 4:37:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; 2ndDivisionVet; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; wagglebee; Lesforlife
Meanwhile as Delaware liberals are biden their time squeezing untruths out of DWI incidents and hair plugs, the Governor of the very enormous state of Alaska continues the warm confident grin from the time she was a baby. It is like comparing germs with stars to even attempt a comparison. Check out this pictorial with huge thanks for the tip.

Sarah Palin photos

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1,399 posted on 09/14/2008 4:50:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
The democratics do the cha-cha, hoping to make a killing on election day. Thread by wagglebee.

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Much has been made of the Democratic Party’s new platform plank on abortion. Jim Wallis has hailed the new language as “an historic step forward.” Is it? Well, Sen. Obama says that “words matter,” so let’s examine the actual words. It is true that the Democrats did add language stating that the party “strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.” This is good to know and does provide a certain moral symmetry to their promotion of tax-funded abortions through their support of “a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

Some observers, however, believe that the Democrats’ abortion stance is actually more liberal than before. The Wall Street Journal’s Naomi Schaefer Riley proclaimed? that it appeared that “the Democrats have accomplished the impossible: they have moved to the left on abortion” (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 20. 2008).....

The Democrats’ Platform Plank on Abortion: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

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1,400 posted on 09/14/2008 4:59:07 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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