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To: Kaslin; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ..
Back to Baroness Warlock...

Upthread we link to the topic as posted by wagglebee. The Baroness assaults our senses again in the article by Ken Connor, a fighter for Terri.

As we realize, the death forces keep this at the core of their bag of tricks and the Baroness is a vociferous proponent. It should scare the bejeepers out of us that she comes out of the dank closet, as we realize all the shady closet doors around us right here. Thanks, Leslie...

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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.

Lady Warnock argues that people suffering from dementia are "wasting" their families' lives and the nation's resources. She believes that merely having dementia makes one's life not worth living. She maintains that people should be allowed to give advance notice to a third party that they wish to be killed when they reach a set point of mental deterioration. And she wants to expand this "advance directive" to include just about any situation where a person believes their life is no longer worth living. Her ultimate goal is to license people to "put others down." "Put them down"—like a sick dog. At least she's frank....

Do the Demented Have a Duty to Die?

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1,501 posted on 09/29/2008 4:04:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Haleigh Poutre update...

All might notice how the topic of Haleigh Poutre has heated up in recent days. We have watched as she was nearly dead, nearly killed in recent years and now is largely recovered and facing the accused. We recall her attacker beat her badly but did not kill her. It was DSS, the bureaucrats, who wanted Haleigh dead and tried to snuff her. Anyway, another account to update...

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a brain-damaged girl once nearly taken off life support while in a coma should be allowed to testify against her stepfather.

The Boston Globe reported Sunday that prosecutors in Springfield have asked a judge to allow testimony from 14-year-old Haleigh Poutre, who nearly died after three years ago.

The Oct. 29 trial of Poutre's stepfather, Jason Strickland, who was charged with physically assaulting Poutre after she was checked into a hospital in 2005 with severe head injuries that led to brain damage. The girls' adoptive mother also was charged but died in an murder-suicide pact with her grandmother.

Before charging the couple, state officials had thought the child suffered from a disorder that caused her to harm herself. Strickland had fought to prevent his stepdaughter from being removed from life-support equipment.

Hamden County Superior Court Judge Judd Carhart will be asked to make a determination of the teen's cognitive abilities and whether she is fit to testify.

Marylou Sudders of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children told the Globe she was hopeful Carhart would take all precautions if he approves Poutre's court appearance.

"I just hope that if she is deemed competent to testify, the judge provides her with support to mitigate any psychological impact," the society president said.

Once-comatose girl may testify in case

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1,502 posted on 09/29/2008 4:11:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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