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  • Jahi McMath: Family says brain-dead teen's body may be too deteriorated to save

    01/07/2014 9:43:49 AM PST · by Drew68 · 85 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06 Jan 14 | Lisa M. Krieger and David DeBolt
    A day after winning the three-week battle to take their brain-dead daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, the family of Jahi McMath conceded Monday they are losing the ghastly war against nature. Her body, checked in at an undisclosed care facility Monday morning, has deteriorated so badly, that "Right now, we don't know if she's going to make it," said attorney Christopher Dolan. "She's in very bad shape," he said. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good." Dolan's frank and sober assessment echoes a Friday legal...
  • Check "Boy" or "Girl"

    12/11/2008 8:29:00 PM PST · by history_48 · 16 replies · 799+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | December 11, 2008 | Gina L. Diorio
    by Gina L. Diorio, M.A.The age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has just taken on a whole new meaning. Forget the myriad options ranging from teacher and engineer to actor or electrician. Now, the biggest decision may be down to two choices: boy or girl.Yes, seriously.This week, the near-century-old Endocrine Society recommended that children suffering from gender identity disorders be given hormones to block puberty in order to give the kids time to decide which gender they prefer. Specifically, the BBC reports that the guidelines state: “We recommend that adolescents who fulfil [sic] eligibility...
  • Compassionate or Callous? Assisted suicide undermines our essential humanity.

    06/17/2004 10:11:06 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 6 replies · 141+ views
    The National Review Online ^ | June 17, 2004 | Wesley J Smith
    Wesley J. Smith on Reagan and Euthanasia on National Review Onlinehttp://www.nationalreview.com/comment/smith200406170902.asp Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:36 AM Subject: Wesley J. Smith on Reagan and Euthanasia on National Review Online.htm June 17, 2004, 9:02 a.m. Compassionate or Callous? Assisted suicide undermines our essential humanity. By Wesley J. Smith Compassion, literally defined, means, "to suffer with another." That is why I have always found the monopolization of that word by proponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide so discordant. Euthanasia isn't about suffering with anybody. It's about using someone's suffering - and the pity it evokes - as a justification to kill....