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To: John Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
We are back in business, with warm thanks to John Robinson! In the interim, I posted on the thread by wagglebee, Gianna Jessen: Above Obama's pay grade

Starting out with the blog by Alex Schadenberg with thanks to Leslie for the tip...


Stephen Drake, the masterful research director for Not Dead Yet discovered that the blog for the American Journal of Bioethics featured an entry by Summer Johnson Ph.D., who came out supporting Warnock's call to euthanize people with dementia.

Link to the Not Dead Yet blog:

On September 19, I reported on this blog that Baroness Warnock(84), a leading ethicist in the UK was suggesting that people with dementia had a duty to die.
Link to my blog entry:

Many people reacted by thinking these were just a few comments by a demented old woman, but in fact these are mainstream views among the euthanasia lobby who are busy planning for a day where they can obtain the "last-will-pill" or the "peaceful pill" and help mother out-of-her misery.

In case you think that Summer Johnson (pictured above) is possibly another thinker that is part of an extreme fringe, then just look at her bio:
Summer Johnson Ph.D. is the director of the Ethics in Novel Technologies, Research, and Innovation (ENTRI) program of the Alden March Bioethics Institute and a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies at AMBI at Albany Medical School.

Her bio goes on and is very impressive.

Thank you Summer Johnson for proving that Warnock is not alone.

The real question is: What are we going to do about this?

Bioethics Blog Defends Warnock's Call for Killing of People with Dementia


1,489 posted on 09/27/2008 4:10:28 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Keeping on topic, wagglebee has a thread on that notorious Baroness Warlock!


A waste. A burden. That is how influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock views people suffering from dementia. Lady Warnock, a prominent adviser to the British government, told the Church of Scotland's Life and Work magazine that people suffering from dementia should be allowed to kill themselves rather than continue to burden their families and Britain's National Health Service.

Sadly, Warnock's comments are all too consistent with our modern utilitarian view of life.......

Duty to Die: Why British Govt Advisor Wrong on Killing People With Dementia


1,490 posted on 09/27/2008 4:15:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Dementia can range from losing car keys to wandering away from home or not recognizing people. If they want to kill people with dementia, that could be lots of people thirty and up to be honest.

1,493 posted on 09/27/2008 6:40:51 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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