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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 ^ | March 20 2013 |
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( - 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.