61 posted on 6/13/2014 12:27:10 PM by Organic Panic: “I remember the death cult liberals claiming how wonderful, peaceful, and euphoric Terris death will be when she was starved to death. Disgusting liberals.”
Vermont Lt, you wouldn't be here on Free Republic if you weren't a conservative, so I am going to treat you as a well-meaning and well-intended conservative who honestly and sincerely hasn't experienced what some of us have experienced. Claims are being made that starving and dehydrating elderly people somehow makes them “euphoric.” If you haven't heard that, listen to some of us who have.
Regarding “euphoria” — I was given that **EXACT** word by hospice personnel when my comatose mother was denied food and water over my strong objections.
I am not going to post details here. I know much more about the legal issues now than I knew a decade ago, but based on details I will not discuss in public, the situation probably could not have been remedied without a lawsuit which I simply could not have afforded.
I can't speak for others’ experience with what medical and nursing personnel say in end-of-life situations, but I can say the word “euphoria” was and is being used to convince families to kill their relatives.
“Euthanasia” means “good death.” In the case of withholding food and water, it is anything **BUT** good.
The Scriptures quote God saying this in Proverbs 8:36: “all they that hate me love death.”
That is nowhere more clear than the claim that starving and dehydrating elderly people somehow makes them euphoric.
Go tell that to a starving and thirsty child in the Third World. It makes as much sense there as it does in a nursing home.
Evil can and must be called by its proper name. Abortion for the unborn and euthanasia for the elderly are two examples of pretty names we place on the deliberate killing of those who are not able to defend themselves.
Evil must be fought. He who defines, wins... and calling evil by its proper name is key to fighting the Dark One who is evil to his core.
Yes, Vermont Lt, I'm using strong words here. If you were a liberal you'd get the full force of my fire, with much stronger words. I think you honestly haven't seen what I've seen in a hospice. I do not know your personal situation, but consider the possibility that maybe, because you are a conservative, the nurses figured out not to use that kind of language with you because they realized it would infuriate you rather than encourage you.
Please reconsider your views. You're walking with the wrong crowd here, and that crowd will not lead you places any conservative wants to end up.