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  • Thinking He Was Brain Dead Family Was Set to Give Away His Organs, Then He Held Up Two Fingers

    05/16/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly profiled cases where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations.These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead. Although there is nothing morally wrong with organ donations — in fact, it’s arguably a very pro-life action to take — these kinds of stories ought to remind organ donors (and any patient and their family) that doctors are too quickly declaring patients dead...
  • Brain Dead Teenager Awakens From Coma After Her Family Sings Hymns

    03/10/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. Now comes the story of Lexi Hansen, a BYU student who suffered critical head injuries last week after being hit by a car. Hansen, 18, was alert and breathing on her own Tuesday, though she was still listed in critical but stable condition. She even tried to get out of her hospital bed. While she has a long road to recovery ahead, her family believes they have witnessed a miracle. lexihansenWhen they brought her in, the...
  • Hospital won't aid transfer of girl on ventilator

    01/02/2014 1:08:18 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 226 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Lisa Leff & Terry Collins (AP)
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A California hospital is unwilling to allow an outside doctor to fit a 13-year-old declared brain dead after tonsil surgery with the breathing and feeding tubes that would allow her to be safely transferred to another facility, its lawyer said Tuesday. Children's Hospital Oakland will not permit the procedures to be performed on its premises because Jahi McMath is legally dead in the view of doctors who have examined her, lawyer Douglas Straus wrote in a letter to the girl's family. "Performing medical procedures on the body of a deceased human being is simply not something...
  • Why is a Childrens Hospital So Bent on Cutting Off Jahi McMaths Life Support?

    12/30/2013 12:15:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 57 replies
    Life News ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Childrens Hospital Oakland has a very good reputation where I live in the Bay Area. But its public communication around the tragedy of Jahi McMaths brain death has been astoundingly insensitive, bordering on arrogant. The hospitals statements quoted in todays San Francisco Chronicle continues the maladroit insensitivity. The hospital states it will remove the ventilator the moment that can be done legally. From the story: Childrens Hospital Oakland officials confirmed Sunday they will turn off the machines sustaining Jahi McMaths body as soon as a legal injunction expires at 5 p.m. Monday unless otherwise ordered by a court. Barring any...
  • PETA killed almost 90% of the animals handed over to the charity's American shelter

    03/20/2013 8:55:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 20 2013 | dailymail.co.uk
    Animal rights charity PETA killed almost 90 per cent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Virginia headquarters last year, it has been revealed today. The charity, well-known for attention grabbing publicity campaigns such as the 'I'd rather go naked' anti-fur campaign, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs last year and only placed 19 in new homes according to the data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services. PETA told Mail Online that the animals they take in at the center are 'unadoptable', however 89.4 per cent of pets is much higher...
  • Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
  • Insane, self-righteous lib says she would strangle handicapped

    10/06/2010 9:44:23 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8, 2010 | Mike Savage
    Insane, self-righteous lib says she would strangle handicapped (BBC) Virginia Ironside of London's Independent newspaper sparks outrage
  • Time to Eat the Dog?

    11/15/2009 8:54:44 AM PST · by managusta · 38 replies · 969+ views
    BBC ^ | Aug 11,2009 | Justin Rowlatt
    OK. You've heard all the talk about this crucial conference in Copenhagen and you've decided to clean up your carbon footprint. First a few pet related facts: * Dogs occupy 6 million UK households * Cats are close behind - 5.2 million What I am talking about is our pets' environmental "paw print". A big dog consumes around 1,000 calories a day - half that of an adult woman. The issue of carbon paw prints has been in the news recently thanks to a book: Time to Eat the Dog. The authors claim that keeping a dog has the same...
  • Hippocratic Out

    10/16/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 16, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Hippocratic Out Sarah Carlsruh, October 16, 2009 While he did not equate the current ethics of modern medicine to that of Nazi Germany, at a recent forum, an M.D. did imply that there is an amoral component headed in that direction. One of the first acts of the Nazi government was to legalize voluntary euthanasia, stated Dr. John Patrick. Reuters reported on September 21st that assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and physician-assisted suicidewhere a doctor prescribes a lethal dose the patient may choose to drinkis legal in the State of Washington, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Oregon. BBC News reported...
  • If they keep this up, the party will be over (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES THREATENS THE GOP)

    08/04/2009 10:10:56 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies · 2,711+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | John Barron, Tom McNamee, Don Hayner, Andrew Herrman
    In case you haven't heard, President Obama is a member of a secret Kenyan terrorist cell who is scheming to dispatch waves of government bureaucrats to tell grandmas and grandpas how to off themselves. Such is the intellectual weight of a segment of the Republican Party these days. Or as one commentator recently put it, the GOP has decided "to double down on crazy." We're talking about two controversies here, one involving the so-called birther movement, which questions the citizenship of the president; the other involving mandatory "end-of-life" counseling that's supposedly part of the president's health care plan. The controversies...
  • Obamacare called 'euthanasia bill'

    07/31/2009 10:14:59 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 16 replies · 714+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 31 July 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The Democrats' proposed national health insurance plan would dictate medications, treatments and mental health services; determine coverages individuals are allowed to have; and operate with real-time access to personal bank accounts according to a new analysis. And it's worse, a critic said, than China's mandatory one-child policy. "In the same way that the bill pushes elderly or the sick toward euthanasia, it is a pill that would cause economic suicide," said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. "It's a euthanasia bill for America." Congress members have admitted they have not read the more-than-1,000-page bill, and Staver's organization is one of...
  • Euthanasia cases rose 10% last year [Netherlands]

    06/05/2009 8:31:40 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Dutch News.nl ^ | Friday 29 May 2009 | Dutch News
    A total of 2,331 people made official requests for help with killing themselves under euthanasia legislation last year, a 10% increase on 2007, Nos tv reports on Friday. The figure comes from the annual report published by the five regional euthanasia monitoring committees. In total, 10 cases of assisted suicide were found not to have followed official guidelines and have been referred to the public prosecution department and health inspectorate for their comments, chairman Jan Suyver told Radio 1. Under Dutch rules, a number of criteria which must be met before euthanasia can be administered. For example, the patient must...
  • US state's first assisted suicide.....

    05/22/2009 7:33:51 PM PDT · by TaraP · 16 replies · 589+ views
    A 66-year-old US woman with advanced cancer has become the first person to die under a new assisted suicide law in Washington State. The woman, Linda Fleming, died on Thursday night after taking drugs prescribed by her doctor. The "Death with Dignity" law was approved by 60% of Washington State voters in a referendum last year. It is based on a law in neighbouring Oregon, where 400 people have chosen to die over the last 12 years The advocacy group, Compassion and Choices of Washington, said Ms Fleming died with her family, her dog and her physician at her side....
  • Pope Punks Pelosi Pic (Vatican made a point of releasing no photo)

    02/18/2009 9:34:48 AM PST · by NYer · 56 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Anchoress ^ | February 18, 2009
    In my piece for Pajamas Media, I said that basically, the meeting between The Pope and The Pelosi would produce no fireworks, and that “…the impact of this meeting may not be felt until it has been forgotten.”Well. Not quite. The Vatican - clearly as aware as Pelosi of the power of an image - made a point of releasing no photo, as “the encounter was private” and the pope “briefly greeted” Pelosi and did not mention any other subject they may have discussed.: Benedict spoke of the church’s teaching “on the dignity of human life from conception to natural...
  • The Doctors Who Are Redefining Life and Death

    10/05/2008 5:43:27 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 24 replies · 1,094+ views
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2008 | William Saletan
    Think being the next president would be a brutal job? Imagine being a transplant surgeon. You can't tell the parents of a dying kid when to pull the plug, but you have to be there, ready, the minute he expires. You have to wait until he's dead, but not so long that his organs become useless. You can give him drugs to keep his organs healthy, but you mustn't technically revive him. And you can't remove and restart his heart until it's been declared kaput. Pick up a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, and you'll see...
  • Living Wills: Signing Your Own Death Warrant? A Christian Lawyers Perspective

    08/19/2008 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 32 replies · 375+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | August 19, 2008 | Stephen Bloom
    Editors Note: Stephen Bloom is a Christian attorney with more than 20 years experience in private practice. He is a frequent media guest, speaker, and writer on Christianity and the law, a Lecturer in Management and Business at Messiah College, and a Consultant to the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of Central Pennsylvania. He is a legal columnist for Good News Daily, former host of the "Practical Counsel - Christian Perspective" radio program, and founder of the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County. Bloom has been actively involved in the leadership of numerous community and ministry organizations, including his church, where...
  • Kidney patients denied 'too expensive' life-extending drugs

    08/06/2008 9:02:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 37 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/7/2008 | Kate Devlin
    Cancer patients are to be denied drugs which could keep them alive after the NHS rationing watchdog ruled that they are too expensive. Patient groups said the decision, announced today by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice), would condemn many sufferers of kidney cancer to an "early death". Four prohibited medicines include Sutent, which can prolong life in kidney cancer patients by up to two years. Nice said the drugs were too expensive, at about 24,000/year per patient, for the benefits they offered and would mean the health service was less able to afford more cost-effective drugs...
  • A warning from Canada to those who value life

    07/14/2008 8:23:49 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 12 replies · 137+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 14, 2008 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    Chaim Shmuel Golubchuk, a"h, has gone to his Eternal reward. But the issues that pitted his children Percy Golubchuk and Miriam Geller against Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg over the last seven months will long be with us. After being informed by their father's doctors that they intended to end his life by removing his ventilation and feeding tube, the Golubchuk children sought an injunction against the hospital. They argued that their father would adamantly oppose any attempt to shorten his life, which is forbidden by Jewish law. After the entry of a temporary injunction, the hospital pursued an aggressive...
  • Woman's Waking After Brain Death Raises Many Questions About Organ Donation

    05/28/2008 2:45:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 706+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/27/08 | Hilary White
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia, May 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Virginia family was shocked but relieved when their mother, Val Thomas, woke up after doctors said she was dead. 59 year-old Mrs. Thomas, while being kept breathing artificially, had no detectable brain waves for more than 17 hours. The family were discussing organ donation options for their mother when she suddenly woke up and started speaking to nurses. Ethicists have strongly criticised developments in organ donation criteria that would have made Mrs. Thomas a candidate for having her organs removed before she woke up. At 1:30 am Saturday May 17,...
  • British PM urges no-consent organ harvesting

    01/14/2008 1:07:53 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 17 replies · 74+ views
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/14/08 | Patrick Hennessy
    London - Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday threw his weight behind a move to allow hospitals to remove organs from dead patients without explicit consent. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr. Brown said such a move would save thousands of lives and that he hopes such a system can start this year. The proposals would mean consent for organ donation after death would be automatically presumed, unless individuals had opted out of a national register or family members objected.
  • What Would Darwin Advise?

    08/28/2007 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Sopater · 99 replies · 1,223+ views
    Prison Fellowship ^ | 8/28/2007 | Chuck Colson
    Loving Our ChildrenFor the past few years, Ive been telling BreakPoint readers about our cultures undeclared war on people with Down syndrome. Earlier this year, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that all pregnant women, regardless of age, undergo amniocentesis. Obviously thats to put them under increasing pressure to abort the child if a genetic defect is detected. I thought that I heard every possible argument for and against this barbarism, but I was wrong. Apparently, in addition to asking themselves what would Jesus do? women should ask themselves what would Darwin advise? But Dr. Frank Boehm of...
  • A cat with two faces beats the odds [EIGHT YEARS OLD AND HEALTHY! WITH VIDEO!]

    09/17/2006 3:15:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies · 3,266+ views
    WHDH TV ^ | 7/27/06
    SHREWSBURY, Mass. -- Saved from being put to death, a two-faced cat has shown that beating the odds only takes a little love and faith. Milbury native Marty saved the cat from being euthanized almost seven years ago. "I just fell in love with him," Marty said. "I'm a bleeding heart." Marty named the cat Frank and Louis so each face would have a name. Frank and Louis have altogether two mouths, two noses and two working eyes. Cats with two faces are extremely rare. Most die within a few days of being born, but not Frank and Louis. "Everyday...
  • BBC Feminist's Sordid Suicide Pact Made Public

    08/18/2006 2:44:39 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 89 replies · 1,907+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 9/15/06 | Hilary White
    LONDON, August 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) This week, a popular BBC radio announcer told the public that she had entered into a suicide pact with friends should she be incapacitated by illness. Jenni Murray, the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, a feminist and euthanasia advocate, said that she does not want to be trapped into caring for her mother who is ill with Parkinsons disease. Murray, a member of the Order of the British Empire and a patron of the Family Planning Association, is airing her views tonight on a BBC television program called Dont Get Me Started....
  • Patient loses right-to-food fight

    08/08/2006 9:44:20 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 22 replies · 966+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/8/06 | n/a
    A seriously ill man has lost the last stage of his legal fight to insist on his right to food in the final stages of his life. Leslie Burke, from Lancaster, had his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected. Mr Burke, who has a degenerative brain condition, appealed against a UK ruling allowing doctors to decide treatment. The General Medical Council had said doctors had to be able to act in the patient's best interests. Mr Burke, 46, has cerebellar ataxia - an umbrella term for nervous system disorders that cause a lack of co-ordination,...
  • A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby

    03/04/2006 11:56:08 PM PST · by ARAD · 1 replies · 205+ views
    A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby BBC ^ Posted on 03/03/2006 9:01:28 PM PST by ARAD Ruling due on right-to-life baby A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby at the centre of a landmark right-to-life case. Baby MB, who cannot be named, has spinal muscular atrophy - a genetic condition which leads to almost total paralysis - and cannot breathe unaided. His family says he responds to them and ought to be allowed to stay alive. Doctors say his quality of...
  • A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby

    03/03/2006 9:01:28 PM PST · by ARAD · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Ruling due on right-to-life baby A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby at the centre of a landmark right-to-life case. Baby MB, who cannot be named, has spinal muscular atrophy - a genetic condition which leads to almost total paralysis - and cannot breathe unaided. His family says he responds to them and ought to be allowed to stay alive. Doctors say his quality of life is so poor it is in his best interests to let him die. The case continues on Monday. We are hopeful we can persuade the...
  • Blessing the Grave [Terri Schindler-Schiavo]

    10/29/2005 8:37:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 971+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 10-29-03 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    byFr. Frank Pavone Other Articles byFr. Frank Pavone Blessing the Grave 10/29/05 I recently had the privilege of blessing the grave of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, who was murdered on March 31, 2005 by dehydration. Her grave is not far from the place where she died, and where people from around the world had gathered to protest and pray. Those who visit the gravestone, however, will notice something highly unusual. While on most graves there is an inscription of two dates when the person was born and when he or she died on Terri's there are three. Here's exactly...
  • Staff at New Orleans Hospital Debated Euthanizing Patients

    10/13/2005 12:24:40 AM PDT · by InterestedQuestioner · 15 replies · 835+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Kathleen Johnson
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Three days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, staff members at the city's Memorial Medical Center had repeated discussions about euthanizing patients they thought might not survive the ordeal, according to a doctor and nurse manager who were in the hospital at the time. Orleans Parish coroner Frank Minyard said investigators have told him they think euthanasia may have been committed. But (Dr. Byrant) King said he is convinced the discussion of euthanasia was more than talk. He said another doctor came to him at 9 a.m. Thursday and recounted a conversation with a hospital...
  • Parents lose right-to-life appeal

    08/25/2005 10:40:32 AM PDT · by repubernaught · 10 replies · 458+ views
    BBC ^ | August 25, 2005
    The parents of a brain-damaged baby have failed to overturn a court order that rules she should be allowed to die if she stops breathing. Darren and Debbie Wyatt, from Portsmouth, presented a letter at the Court of Appeal from doctors saying Charlotte has made remarkable progress. The 22-month-old has serious lung, brain and kidney damage. Doctors at St Mary's Hospital, in Portsmouth, won the legal right not to resuscitate her last October. Mr and Mrs Wyatt's solicitor, Richard Stein, said: "They are pleased that the court recognised Charlotte's continued improvement. "The doctor called her improvement remarkable and one of...
  • Michael Schiavo: 'Distinguished Guardian of the Year'

    08/10/2005 1:56:42 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 811+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/10/05 | Jeff Johnson
    The Florida State Guardianship Association has chosen Michael Schiavo as its "Distinguished Guardian of the Year" for 2005, outraging many in the pro-life community. Schiavo is the former husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-injured Florida woman whose life ended March 31 by court-ordered dehydration at her husband's request. While admitting that Schiavo was a "controversial choice," Michelle Kenney, president-elect of the association told the Associated Press that her group decided to bestow the honor on Schiavo because of his "commitment" to honoring what he claimed was his wife's wish "not to be kept alive artificially." "We see a lot of...
  • Euthanasia for Babies?

    07/11/2005 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 503+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/05 | Jim Holt
    One sure way to start a lively argument at a dinner party is to raise the question Are we humans getting more decent over time? Optimists about moral progress will point out that the last few centuries have seen, in the West at least, such welcome developments as the abolition of slavery and of legal segregation, the expansion of freedoms (of religion, speech and press), better treatment of women and a gradual reduction of violence, notably murder, in everyday life. Pessimists will respond by citing the epic evils of the 20th century -- the Holocaust, the Gulag. Depending on their...
  • Cell Out [funding for alternative stem cell research]

    07/02/2005 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 2 replies · 301+ views
    National Review Online's The Buzz ^ | July 1, 2005 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Yesterday, I posted the Associated Press report that Senators Bill Frist and Rick Santorum were considering supporting a bill that would give additional funding towards an alternative form of embryonic stem cell research. Unfortunately, the AP report was quite vague about this alternative, so I placed calls to both Senators. Both offices told me they did not have the information on hand but would find the material, which they acknowledges possessing, and forward it to me. Senator Frists office never got back to me. But late yesterday I received a call back from Senator Santorums office. I dont know if...
  • California Assisted Suicide Bill is Brought Back to Life

    06/10/2005 5:53:34 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 6 replies · 476+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense | 6/10/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    Thats Right! Thanks to the legislatures gut and amend process physician assisted suicide is alive and well. All of the language of AB 654 (Berg) , which failed to get enough votes to pass the Assembly, has been put into AB 651 (Levine) which did pass the Assembly and is currently in the Senate. AB 651 As introduced, dealt with disease management, but the amended version of AB 651 is the reincarnated version of the California Compassionate Choices Act. My guess is that the author, Assemblyman Levine believes that it will have an easier time passing in the Senate. The...
  • Expert tells doctors: let youngest premature babies die

    06/05/2005 2:29:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 5,203+ views
    Times of London ^ | 6/5/05 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    BRITAINS top medical ethics expert has urged doctors to let the most premature babies die, with treatment offered only in exceptional cases. Baroness Warnock believes Britain should follow Holland in setting an age limit below which babies would not routinely be resuscitated. She says this would prevent doctors competing for the triumph of keeping babies alive at increasingly young ages even though they may not survive in the long term or may be left severely disabled. Warnocks comments were backed in part by Britains most senior paediatrician, who said the setting of a lower limit should be considered. In Holland,...
  • A Better Way Than A Gun?

    05/12/2005 8:37:04 AM PDT · by conservativebabe · 40 replies · 1,022+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | May 12, 2005 | John Beydler
    A better way than a gun? Had he lived in Oregon, the terminally ill man who shot himself in the head at Oak Glen Home in Coal Valley last month wouldn't have needed the gun. There would have been no need for someone to put himself or herself at risk of criminal charges by slipping him the weapon. There would have been no possibility that other residents would be harmed by the bullet after it exited his head. There would have been no trauma for the nursing home staff. Instead, he could simply have asked that he be prescribed a...
  • Progress fuels hope for recovery of brain-damaged firefighter

    05/02/2005 7:04:39 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 42 replies · 2,674+ views
    AP ^ | May 2, 2005 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A firefighter brain-damaged in a 1995 roof collapse had an "amazing" weekend, recognizing and speaking with his four sons and other family and friends for the first time in years, a family spokesman said Monday. "I want to talk to my wife," Donald Herbert said out of the blue Saturday at the skilled nursing facility where he has lived for more than seven years. Staff members put Linda Herbert on the telephone. It was the first of many conversations he had during a 14-hour stretch, Herbert's uncle, Simon Manka said. "How long have I been away?"...
  • March of Dimes Expos (Warning: Graphic Content)

    04/30/2005 5:41:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 3,191+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 30, 2005 | PA Pro-Life Federation
    For years the March of Dimes (MOD) has been boycotted by pro-life groups for its involvement in the abortion industry. Unfortunately, many well-meaning pro-life citizens continue to support MOD, not knowing one of the group's methods of preventing what it calls "Birth Defects" is to promote abortion.MOD was one of the major forces behind the development and widespread use of amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a test commonly used to determine if an unborn child has a congenital abnormality, knowledge of which can facilitate the decision to abort "defective" children. Pat Robertson of CBN and the...
  • Letter of Compaint to Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission to investiage Judge Greer

    03/29/2005 1:42:13 PM PST · by glory2 · 100 replies · 2,075+ views
    Letter from Officer Inspector General Florida DCF | 3-29-05 | Florida Dept. of Children & Families
    "Under the Florida Constitution, only the Judicial Qualifications Commission has authority to investigate complaints against Florida judges. Persons wishing to file a complaint should address materials to: Judicial Qualifications Commission 1110 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850) 488-1581 No further action will be taken by this office. Sincerely, Heidi Huelskoetter, M.S.W. Operations & Mgmt. Consultant Manager Office of Inspector General Department of Children and Families 850-488-1225 fax 850-488-1428
  • Terri Shaivo, Judicail _______ (fill in the blank).

    03/25/2005 10:51:38 AM PST · by BedRock · 12 replies · 586+ views
    3-25-2005 | BedRock
    "...especially when it came to Ms. Shaivo's rights as declared would be protected by the laws of the the United States, the Declaration of Independence, Art. IX of the Confederation, ,and Art. VI of the U.S. Constitution."
  • Sandwiched between feeding tubes: The lessons [Schiavo]

    03/24/2005 4:02:50 AM PST · by JWR_Editor · 79 replies · 1,598+ views
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | March 24, 2005 | Marianne M. Jennings
    A summary would not do this column justice ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PIECES WE'VE EVER RUN!
  • The Schiavo Case [lead NYT editorial]

    03/19/2005 6:03:33 AM PST · by mathprof · 261 replies · 3,829+ views
    Congressional leaders are playing a dangerous game with their intrusion into the hotly publicized fight in Florida over maintaining life support for a severely brain-damaged woman. With state legislative and court appeals being exhausted, the House and Senate began some grim one-upsmanship to stop the removal of the feeding tube from Terri Schiavo. She is the 41-year-old woman who has been in a persistent vegetative state for the last 15 years, with her parents contesting that sad diagnosis. They also challenged the careful decisions by Florida's trial and appellate courts, based largely on the testimony of her husband that their...
  • "Delay, Delay, Muddle, Muddle, Muddle" (anti-Terri Schiavo column by a Tampa Tribune jerk)

    02/26/2005 10:59:07 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 44 replies · 1,343+ views
    Tampa Triune ^ | Feb 23 05 | Daniel Ruth
    It's merely a guess - and an admittedly presumptuous one, too - but here's some unsolicited advice for attorney George Felos - as long as Jeb Bush reigns over Florida, your client Michael Schiavo will never be permitted to allow his brain-damaged wife Terri to die. Even if courts continue to rule in Michael Schiavo's favor? Nope, not even then. Not even if indeed it was Terri's wish never to be simply kept alive as the world's leading Larry King prop?Nope, not even then. Not even if the medical evidence supports the argument that Terri Schiavo's consciousness slipped away 15...
  • Terry Schiavo Case

    02/25/2005 10:00:55 AM PST · by talkshowamerica · 3 replies · 1,776+ views
    The Talk Show American ^ | 10/26/2003 | J.R.
    By J.R. By now anyone who watches the news on the television, listens to news on the radio, or reads a newspaper has heard of the Terri Schiavo case. Terri Schiavo, a woman, who at age 26, collapsed and suffered brain damage under ambiguous circumstances, is said to be in a constant vegetative state according to her husband, Michael Schiavo. Mr. Schiavo wants to have her feeding tube removed so that she will die and says that's what Terri would have wanted. The Schindlers, Terri's parents, have been fighting a 10 year legal battle with Mr. Schiavo, their son-in-law, in...
  • God is Speaking: Are We Listening?

    02/21/2005 1:50:43 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 217+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | FEBRUARY 21, 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    FEBRUARY 21, 2005 God is Speaking: Are We Listening? by Thomas A. DroleskeyAn Associated Press report of February 13, 2005, was e-mailed to me by some unknown person. The report speaks for itself: HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin has been mostly oblivious to the world around her the victim of a drunken driver who struck her down as she walked to her car. Today, after a remarkable recovery, she can talk again. Scantlin's father knows she will never fully recover, but her newfound ability to speak and her returning memories have given him his...
  • Kerry's Catholic Supporters

    10/30/2004 8:05:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 10-29-04 | Craig E. Richardson
    byCraig E. Richardson Kerrys Catholic Supporters 10/29/04 There has been much discussion about whether Catholics in good standing can support Senator John Kerry for president because of his extreme views on abortion. His voting record and public statements on life issues clearly contradict the Churchs teaching and many Catholics are insistent that this disqualifies him for consideration. There are Catholics, however, who are actively supporting Kerrys presidential bid and they are not shy about expressing their opinions. One such group is Pax Christi USA (peace of Christ), an organization calling itself the national Catholic peace movement. Auxiliary Bishop...
  • America at the Crossroads

    10/25/2004 5:01:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 1,146+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 10-25-04 | James Farfaglia
    byFr. James Farfaglia Other Articles byFr. James FarfagliaContact this Author America at the Crossroads 10/25/04 On Tuesday, November 2, all Americans eligible to vote will once again have the responsibility to make prudent choices concerning those who will govern us for the next few years. Catholics across the nation need to keep in mind that they have a moral obligation to choose those candidates who will defend life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. The war between the culture of life and the culture of death has become so dramatic that the very...
  • Life gets a little cheaper: Joseph Farah says carnage like Hitler's death-camps happening again

    10/12/2004 11:25:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 489+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Life gets a little cheaper Posted: October 13, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah 2004WorldNetDaily.com "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil." Deuteronomy 30:15 When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws restricting abortion in 1973, a few wise souls warned the ruling would open up a Pandora's box that would some day lead to state approval of murder of innocents on a broader scale. Illegitimately legalized mass murder has brought us a holocaust of tens of millions of babies killed in the womb since that...
  • Sliding Down the Slope

    08/02/2004 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 08-02-04 | Ken Concannon
    byKen Concannon Other Articles byKen Concannon Sliding Down the Slope 08/02/04 Thirty-one years ago last January, newspaper and television reports about the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions described them as legalizing abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy and hailed the abortion decisions as triumphs for women's rights. Those of us at the time who were already concerned about the abortion issue believed otherwise. Unlike most of the media, anti-abortion activists took the time to read both decisions and concluded that they legalized abortion not just through the first trimester, but through all...
  • Live babies being born after abortions

    06/22/2004 5:45:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 2,962+ views
    UK Evening Standard ^ | 6/22/04 | Rebecca Smith
    Leading doctors today called for a major overhaul to avoid babies being born alive after abortions. Pregnancy expert Professor Stuart Campbell has demanded rules should be tightened after it was revealed that at least nine babies are known to have survived terminations in recent years. He said injections that were supposed to end their lives in the womb failed to do so - and he called for stricter regulations to be enforced on the methods of abortion. Professor Campbell said that all abortions carried out after 18 weeks of pregnancy should include an injection, followed by drugs, to induce labour...
  • Terri Schiavo Alert! Terri needs immediate help!

    02/19/2004 7:30:52 PM PST · by russesjunjee · 172 replies · 416+ views
    I am sure that other Freepers have already posted this information somewhere else, but this is such an urgent matter that I am not willing to take the chance that this info may not get out to the public.. At this moment Terri Schiavo is in grave danger, and her supporters need to rally to her aid. Reports have been issued that Terri has begun to vomit. This is very dangerous for Terri. The liquid nutrients she is being fed will likely fill her mouth and then enter into her respiratory tract causing severe pneumonia that would most likely end...