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  • All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobbler—last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon—have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. … Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. …
  • John Wise, Ohio man, charged in fatal hospital shooting of wife

    08/07/2012 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/07/2012
    (CBS/AP) AKRON, Ohio - John Wise appeared perplexed at the attempted murder charge against him when he stood before a judge Tuesday. Accused of shooting his wife in a hospital intensive care unit in what may have been a mercy killing, Wise asked the judge whether she was indeed dead. Wise appeared before an Akron Municipal Court judge via video from jail on an aggravated attempted murder charge. The judge delayed his formal arraignment until Wednesday to give Wise time to get an attorney. Wise was apparently confused about the attempted murder charge Tuesday, asking, "Is she not dead?"
  • “I Wish He’d Never Been Born”: The Misguided View of Abortion as “Mercy-Killing”

    04/18/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Live Action ^ | 4/18/2012 | Christina Martin
    Emily Rapp is a writer, a devoted mother, and a left-leg amputee who was once a poster child for the March of Dimes. Her son Ronan is living with Tay-Sachs, a devastating rare genetic disease. I first heard of Emily in a disheartening Time magazine article titled “Why a Mother would have aborted her son.” It sprang from a Slate article Emily wrote where she said, “I’m so grateful that Ronan is my child. I also wish he’d never been born; no person should suffer in this way—daily seizures, blindness, lack of movement, inability to swallow, a devastated brain—with no...
  • Government against mercy killing, Attorney-General tells Supreme Court

    03/02/2011 1:55:45 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | March 3, 2011 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The Centre has rejected the Law Commission's recommendation to allow terminally ill patients to choose death to end their suffering, attorney general G E Vahanvati told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. ( Read: Euthanasia a sensitive issue, says govt )  Opposing an euthanasia plea on behalf of Aruna Shanbaug, who has been in a vegetative state at KEM Hospital for 37 years, Vahanvati said western parameters seldom applied to Indian conditions and culture. "We do not lead our terminally ill parents or kids to death. Who decides if one should live or die? Who knows tomorrow there might be a cure to a medical state perceived as incurable today....
  • The Euthanasia Drumbeat Gets Louder

    07/04/2010 3:21:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 04, 2010 | Mark P. Mostert
    Across the world, the inexorable push for accepting the new culture of death continues unabated. It's not a pretty picture, because whichever way you turn, there is pressure for assisted suicide and euthanasia to become an acceptable and even hallowed part of the social fabric. While the roots of assisted suicide and euthanasia are hardly of recent vintage, the contemporary ground zero in our lifetimes is the Netherlands. The Dutch pro-death story is the exemplar by which all pro-death efforts should be gauged because it shows how quickly a social taboo can be reversed in the public consciousness to being...
  • Is Mercy Death and Mercy Killing Moraly Justifiable?

    05/10/2009 9:56:55 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Hubpages.com ^ | 5/10/09 | JXB7076
    Death is the ultimate subject most people would prefer to avoid. With the increase in the average life expectancy people are living longer and as a result, developing more illnesses. As we age, or watch parents or other loved ones age and struggle with serious illnesses, we are faced with the unpleasant reality that death is inevitable - and in rare cases, we’re left with having to make moral decisions regarding their final days. Families that have researched the benefits of advance directives have already considered these options which include the preservation of a loved one's dignity at the end...
  • New Terri Schiavo Documentary

    02/03/2009 5:44:39 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 12 replies · 863+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/03/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    The tragic story of Terri Schiavo has, for most Americans, become a faded memory. But now, thanks to Ken Carpenter and Franklin Springs Family Media, the account of her heart-wrenching ordeal will forever be available to those who believe in the sanctity and value of human life. Narrated by well known Christian author and advocate for the disabled, Joni Eareckson Tada . . .
  • The beginning of the end of a cruel, impractical edict

    12/13/2008 6:24:42 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 46 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12.13.08 | Polly Toynbee
    This battle will be won, make no mistake. It will be won before my generation, the baby boomers, go to our graves, just as we made sure no one could discriminate against us in middle age. We will refuse to be forced to depart life through the torture chambers of terminal diseases for lack of the right to die at the right time of our own choosing. It will be won because 80% of the public support it - and have done consistently in polls for the past 25 years. The power of the religious lobby that has such a...
  • "Unnecessary and possibly dangerous" ( CA Euthanasia bill )

    08/31/2008 7:09:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 214+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | August 28, 2008 | staff
    Catholic physicians and other doctors in California who oppose mercy killing would be forced to provide terminally ill patients with information on morally questionable “end-of-life care options” under a bill now pending in the state legislature. The bill, AB 2747, is a repeatedly amended and watered down version of an original euthanasia measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Eureka. Berg’s original bill, termed a “stealth assisted-suicide bill” by opponents, would have allowed doctors to administer “palliative sedation” to deliberately induce a coma, and to starve patients to death under a provision called “voluntary stopping of eating and drinking.” Also excised...
  • Police Say Man Threw Ill Wife Off Balcony

    08/16/2007 11:19:26 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 42 replies · 1,080+ views
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.
  • Mercy Killing: Any Oxymoron

    11/16/2006 11:18:33 AM PST · by libertylovinactivist · 26 replies · 501+ views
    Center for a Just Society ^ | 11/16/06 | Ken Connor
    Today, advocates of euthanasia argue that they are merciful when they kill the sick and handicapped. Sadly, this twisted notion of mercy is gaining ground around the world. The groups first targeted were the elderly, the severely handicapped, and the very sick. The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the state of Oregon all allow doctors to prescribe deadly medicines to men and women with various medical problems. Now, however, death advocates want to go further: they have set their sights on ailing newborns. Holland already allows seriously disabled children to be euthanized. Doctors in England, it was reported this week, are...
  • Euthanasia's Growing Acceptance - Judicial Leniency for "Mercy Killing"

    01/09/2006 6:24:20 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 436+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 7, 2005
    LONDON, JAN. 7, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Euthanasia is legal in only a few countries, but even where it is prohibited judges are increasingly reluctant to punish offenders. A recent example is the case of English father, Andrew Wragg. Wragg's 10-year-old son, Jacob, suffered from the degenerative disease of Hunter's syndrome and had multiple disabilities. On July 24, 2004, his father smothered Jacob, afterward calling the police to tell them he had killed his son, the BBC reported Dec. 12. During the trial, the prosecution argued that Wragg's act was a "selfish killing," carried out because he could no longer cope with...
  • Swiss Hospitals Agree to Help Kill Patients

    01/02/2006 6:31:03 AM PST · by bulldozer · 58 replies · 1,457+ views
    Lausanne University hospital, Switzerland has decided to permit assisted suicides starting from January 1, 2006. Assisted suicide has always been considered a form of active euthanasia . In addition to Lausanne, other leading Swiss hospitals are now actively discussing permitting the procedure. Though Swiss law initially did not allow doctors to kill their patients the practice of euthanasia has been gradually extended from private groups into the public health systems. Extensive experience with euthanasia laws in other countries has revealed a consistent pattern. Assisted suicide is presented to the public as a last resort necessary to alleviate human suffering. Once...
  • Rules set on baby euthanasia [Dutch]

    11/29/2005 11:04:07 AM PST · by ncountylee · 19 replies · 661+ views
    news.com.au ^ | November 30, 2005
    THE Netherlands is setting up a commission to regulate the practice of ending the lives of "seriously suffering" newborn babies, the government said today, in a move critics said could allow more euthanasia. Euthanasia of newborns and late abortions remain illegal, but the commission - composed of three doctors, a lawyer and an ethicist - is likely to recommend that doctors who follow certain rules are not charged in concrete cases. Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner and Junior Health Minister Clemence Ross-van Dorp said they hoped the commission, expected to start work in mid-2006, would improve the transparency of decision...
  • TerriTheFightGoesOn

    11/16/2005 2:43:39 PM PST · by TerriTheFightGoesOn · 267+ views
    Dear Concerned Supporters Of Terri Schiavo: Please take time look at the following report. REPORT: IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS: HUMAN BIOLOGICAL FACTS IGNORED TO PUT TERRI SCHIAVO TO DEATH/ Forty Thousand Word Critique Of What Was Done To Terri Schiavo: Basic Knowledge; Basic Reasoning; Ignored Biological Facts; Ignored Medical Knowledge; Absence Of Biological Facts And Medical Knowledge; Absence Of And Destruction Of Evidence, Both Physical And Medical. There are many, many more points in the actual report. Some pages may seem similar to pages you have read before, but there are also many pages that go into depth with biological and...
  • Matters Of Life And Death Kevorkian: Terri a potential patent

    10/01/2005 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 439+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Incarcerated euthanasia crusader, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, says when he's released from prison he won't help anyone end his life by assisted suicide until the law makes it legal, but if he could go back ten years, he would have taken Terri Schiavo as a "patient" if her husband Michael had come to him. Kevorkian, 77, is serving a 10 to 25 year sentence for second degree murder in an assisted suicide case where he injected a patient suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with a fatal dose of drugs. He is eligible for parole in 2007.
  • Man, 84, gets prison for 'mercy killing'

    07/14/2005 11:45:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,203+ views
    AP ^ | 7/14/5
    ROANOKE, Va. - An 84-year-old man who said he strangled his wife of more than 50 years as she slipped deeper into Alzheimer's disease was sentenced to prison by a judge who said the case was the toughest he had faced on the bench. William Wallace Hurt was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term, to be suspended after he serves one year, for killing 83-year-old Neva Hurt. Hurt had pleaded no contest in March to second-degree murder. On Easter morning 2004, Hurt placed a plastic bag over his wife's head to end what he said was her steady decline...
  • Outrage at stoning to death of woman in Afghanistan

    04/29/2005 8:36:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 18 replies · 854+ views
    BIG News ^ | 4/29/05
    Discrimination against women in Afghanistan will continue to have grave consequences until the government takes concrete steps to end it, said Amnesty International following the killing by stoning of a 29 year-old woman accused of adultery. The killing, committed last week, is alleged to be the first incident of the execution of a woman for committing adultery since the removal of the Taleban regime in late 2001. According to eyewitnesses, the 29-year old, named only as Amina, was dragged out of her parent's house in Urgu District, Badakhan province by her husband and local officials before being publicly stoned to...
  • Shiavo case revisited: New Starving Case in Georgia

    04/07/2005 6:15:38 AM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 55 replies · 1,659+ views
    randomandpic.blogspot ^ | Kenneth Mullinax | Kenneth Mullinax
    To: Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 4:01 PM Subject: NewStarvingCaseinGeorgia.PressRelease.Mullinax(205)408-7598 Media Release For Immediate release! To: All media, and supporters of life. From: The Family of Mae Magouirk Date: April 6, 2005 Contact: Kenneth Mullinax Shiavo case revisited in Georgia Mae Magouirk…not comatose …not vegetative …not terminal Why is Hospice LaGrange, Ga. withholding nourishment? (LaGrange, Georgia) Mae Magouirk is being withheld nourishment and fluids and the provisions of her Living Will are not being honored at the Hospice-LaGrange, (1510 Vernon Street, LaGrange “Troup County” Georgia, 706-845-3905) a subsidiary of the LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange Georgia. Her family is desperately seeking...
  • How Physician Assisted Suicide Could Affect People With Disabilities

    04/05/2005 5:26:29 PM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 5 replies · 408+ views
    euthanasia.com ^ | 3/2005 | a quadriplegic
    How Physician Assisted Suicide Could Affect People With Disabilities by a quadriplegic As a quadriplegic who has been paralyzed from the chest down for over 24 years, I want to address the dangerous potential ramifications of legalizing physician assisted suicide (PAS) from a viewpoint of personal experience. I will divide them in to two distinct categories: past and present. The past danger I am referring to concerns the time when I was first paralyzed. My paralysis is the result of a broken neck and spinal cord injury from a car accident in 1975. I was 21 years old, at that...
  • Maynulet is discharged from service, but gets no jail time in death of Iraqi

    04/02/2005 9:35:48 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 9 replies · 457+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 2, 2005 | Nancy Montgomery and Ben Murray
    WIESBADEN, Germany — An Army captain convicted in the shooting death of a wounded Iraqi man was dismissed from the service Friday but the military court allowed him to leave a free man. Capt. Roger Maynulet hugged his lawyers just after his sentence was read. Then he hugged his wife, whose sigh of relief was audible in the courtroom at Wiesbaden Army Airfield. Maynulet, 30, could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his Thursday conviction on a charge of assault with the intent to commit voluntary manslaughter. Prosecutors had asked for a three-year prison sentence,...
  • The Execution of Terri Schiavo

    04/02/2005 9:21:02 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 34 replies · 833+ views
    The Faithful Few Weblog ^ | 04-02-2005 | David M. Huntwork
    "The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life." "I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others.” – President George Bush The crime is complete, the deed is done, and the long battle is over. Terri Schiavo is dead. Terri’s so-called wishes if she was ever dramatically injured...
  • The death of Terri Schiavo

    03/31/2005 10:06:21 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 8 replies · 618+ views
    The Faithful Few ^ | 03-31-2005 | Dave
    The Crime is complete. Terri Schiavo is dead. Our society, our culture and our laws failed this brave woman and her family who loved her with all their heart and soul. Her soul is God's. The cause is still ours. In one last act of cruelty at the end, Terri’s parents were not allowed to be with their daughter as she died. Neither them or Terri’s siblings will be allowed to attend her funeral and Terri will be denied a Catholic funeral, cremated against her families wishes, and her remains tucked away in her husband’s family crypt far removed from...
  • Michael Denied Schindler's Last Minute Visit

    03/31/2005 8:48:48 AM PST · by jda · 14 replies · 416+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 31, 2005 | Susan Jones
    Terri's Death Called 'Sad Day' for the Nation By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Morning Editor March 31, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - After 14 days without food or water, Terri Schiavo died around 9:05 Thursday morning -- moments after her parents issued an emotional plea to be at her hospice bedside in her final moments of life. Terri's husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, denied the Schindler family's final request to be with Terri as she took her last breath.
  • [BitPig]Think Of It As Just Another Late-Term Abortion

    03/31/2005 7:42:13 AM PST · by B-Chan · 2 replies · 178+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.03.31 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    Think Of It As Just Another Late-Term AbortionBruce Lewis / 2005.03.31 THOU SHALT NOT KILL Unborn babiesThe disabledThe brain-damagedThe chronically ill Unwanted infants The aged The mentally ill The crippled The deformed The socially maladjusted The foreigner The troublemaker The malcontent The weird The Christians The Jews Me You Well, Terri Schiavo is dead: another "useless eater", no longer taking up valuable resources; another "life unworthy of life" disposed of in the name of compassion. I hope all of those who supported her murder are happy. You got what you wanted. And it will be that much easier to kill...
  • A Solomonic decision;judges could have kept the Terri Schiavo case from becoming so complex

    03/30/2005 2:14:34 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 195 replies · 1,850+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE.COM ^ | MARCH 29, 2005 | JOEL BELZ
    "Please, Lord," I groused plaintively last week as I stood a few yards from where Terri Schiavo lay dying because a gaggle of public officials had decided her life was not worth living. "Please don't let one more person tell me how 'complex' this whole case has become." If I heard the "complexity" response once, I think I heard it a hundred times. Worst of all, I probably even thought it a few times myself. But the Terri Schiavo case is "complex" only in the sense that any of our sinful behavior is complicated. Sometimes, it is true, we weave...
  • Army Court-Martials Medic for Mercy Killing

    03/30/2005 11:40:48 AM PST · by jda · 35 replies · 965+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 30, 2005
    IN THE MILITARY U.S. Army court-martials captain for mercy killing Medic 'spazzed out' over suspected Iraqi terrorist with mortal head wound -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 30, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com As brain-injured Terri Schiavo enters her 13th day of starvation in Florida after nearly a decade-long court dispute over her fate, a U.S. Army captain is being court-martialed in Wiesbaden, Germany, and facing 20 years for the mercy killing of a suspected Iraqi terrorist under battlefield conditions. The tank commander, Capt. Rogelio Maynulet of Chicago, is being tried on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder...
  • Red and blue bioethics

    03/27/2005 9:54:12 PM PST · by walford · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Town Hall ^ | March 28, 2005 | John Leo
    ... the bioethics world turned rigorously secular and veered sharply to the blue section of the color spectrum. A key factor in the rise of bioethics, Callahan wrote, was the "emergence ideologically of a form of bioethics that dovetailed nicely with the reigning political liberalism of the educated classes in America." Instead of the traditional emphasis on the sanctity of life, bioethics began to stress the quality of life, meaning that many damaged humans, young and old, don't qualify for personhood because their lives have lost value. The nonpersons should be allowed to die and in some cases be killed....
  • The link between Schiavo case and Hitler's rise

    03/26/2005 10:22:59 AM PST · by wto8585 · 112 replies · 2,001+ views
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 3-21-2005 | Jan Markell
    When Life Becomes an Inconvenience--Jan Markell Olive Tree Ministries, Inc. www.olivetreeviews.org Semi-Weekly Review of the News - March 21, 2005 I have a built-in radar system that registers a warning when it comes to "mercy killing." My Jewish grandparents fled a section of Russia about ten years before Hitler came to power as they sensed trouble was in the wind. This heritage actually caused me to research the Holocaust and write a best-selling book about it, "Trapped in Hitler's Hell" available through my Web site or print newsletter. In October, 1939, Hitler ordered "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled,...
  • [BitPig]Life Unworthy of Life

    03/18/2005 8:12:20 PM PST · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 253+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.03.18 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    Life Unworthy of Life Until now, I have refrained from commenting upon the Terri Schiavo case in Florida. The issues are well-understood by all, and I figured there was no point in adding more heat to an already hot fire. I comment on the issue tonight for one simple reason: this afternoon, at the order of a state judge, the feeding tube was removed from the body of this paralyzed human being with the express intent of starving and dehydrating her to death. The Nazis had a word for it: lebensunwürdigen Lebens. "life unworthy of life." The idea that a...
  • Jury split in case of man who killed ill son

    03/17/2005 10:44:30 PM PST · by ambrose · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3,17,05
    Jury split in case of man who killed ill son Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:38 PM GMT LONDON (Reuters) - A man who admitted smothering his terminally ill 10-year-old son has been set free on bail after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his murder trial. Andrew Wragg, 37, had said he was not of sound mind when he killed his son Jacob, who suffered from the rare inherited condition Hunter's Syndrome. He denied murder but admitted manslaughter. Prosecutors said the former special forces soldier killed the boy deliberately, overwhelmed by the responsibility of looking after him. "It...
  • Infant euthanasia underreported in Netherlands

    03/10/2005 6:27:16 PM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 14 replies · 313+ views
    Euthanizing terminally ill newborns, though still rare, is more common in the Netherlands than was believed when the practice was reported a few months ago - and experts say it also occurs, quietly, in other countries. Dutch doctors estimate that at least five newborn mercy killings occur for every one reported in that country, which has allowed euthanasia for competent adults since 1985. In 2002, doctors at University Medical Center Groningen helped create the so-called Groningen protocol, a list of standards for performing and reporting euthanasia of newborns with serious, incurable deformities. The aim was to encourage more reporting and...
  • Accused father relives son's abortion horror

    03/08/2005 3:36:18 PM PST · by madprof98 · 17 replies · 791+ views
    A father accused of murdering his terminally-ill son told a jury today how he watched in horror as doctors used a 2ft-long needle to terminate a second unborn boy. Andrew Wragg, 37, told Lewes Crown Court that he could still remember vividly the moment his wife, Mary, had an abortion at seven-and-a-half months. Former SAS soldier Wragg denies murdering the couple's 10-year-old son Jacob at the family home in Worthing, Sussex, in July last year. He admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Giving evidence for the first time in the trial, Wragg, wearing a grey suit and tie,...
  • 'Million Dollar Baby' and Terri Schiavo

    02/27/2005 4:01:31 PM PST · by topher · 20 replies · 1,915+ views
    Oscar Night and Terri Schindler-Schiavo situation [www.terrisfight.org] | 2-27-2005
    Tonight is oscar night. So the million dollar question is Clint Eastwood going to get Oscar for Best Director? This will be revealed in a few hours. But Million Dollar Baby is a Hollywood flick that is anti-Christian. Eastwood -- not as director -- but as star, kills his lover in this film. How can Eastwood be a good guy and kill his lover? The plot is basically that he is a love with a brain injured woman [before the injury]. He feels the need to take her life. [Please note I have not seen the movie -- but that...
  • A Plea for Terri!

    02/25/2005 7:35:12 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 7 replies · 417+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 02-25-05 | TFP
    The case of Terri Schiavo has been riveting public opinion for some time now. However, recent events have forced the issue into the foreground. Terri’s time may be running out. If her husband, Michael, has things his way, Terri’s feeding tube will be wrenched from her on Friday, February 25 at 5:00 pm, resulting in her starvation and death. Right now, Terri’s parents are praying and fighting in court to keep her alive. The American TFP is part of a groundswell of reaction and is petitioning Gov. Jeb Bush and others to intervene. Catholic teaching is very clear on the...
  • Feeding Tube To Remain. Judge Issues Stay.[Terri Schiavo]

    02/22/2005 11:29:33 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 573 replies · 13,350+ views
    Per foxnews alert!
  • Court Clears Way For Schiavo's Feeding Tube Removal

    02/22/2005 11:10:28 AM PST · by esryle · 14 replies · 721+ views
    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- A Florida appeals court cleared the way Tuesday for the husband of a severely brain-damaged woman to remove the feeding tube which has been keeping her alive for 15 years. The 2nd District Court of Appeal offered no specific instructions in a one-page mandate issued in the case of Terri Schiavo. That means Michael Schiavo could order his wife's tube removed within hours of the appeals court action, which ended the last judicial stay blocking the tube's removal. Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, were seeking an emergency stay from a Pinellas County judge in hopes...
  • No villains in this sad story

    02/20/2005 8:21:37 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 29 replies · 760+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 20, 2005 | RICK CASEY
    If any of you think Texas Children's Hospital is hard-hearted in going to court to seek to take 4 1/2 -month-old Sun Hudson off life-support machines, consider this:Texas law allowed them to do it months ago without going to court.What's more, some experts in medical ethics consider the Texas law to be a model.If you haven't kept up with the story, Sun was born with a form of dwarfism that is almost always fatal not long after birth. What's more, it typically restricts the growth of the rib cage and lungs, so that as the rest of the baby grows...
  • Car boot woman may be brain damaged

    02/18/2005 1:43:51 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 27 replies · 1,403+ views
    The Age ^ | February 18, 2005
    Car boot woman may be brain damaged February 18, 2005 - 8:09PM The condition of Melbourne woman Maria Korp, found near death in the boot of a car, has improved but she remains on life support. Doctors said Mrs Korp was now in a serious but stable condition five days after being found unconscious and in a critical condition. The 50-year-old Mickleham mother of two was found in the car near Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance on Sunday, four days after she was reported missing. A spokesman for The Alfred hospital said Mrs Korp had been taken off the critical list...
  • Dutch told of child euthanasia

    01/23/2005 3:02:39 PM PST · by Cornpone · 56 replies · 2,057+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 23 Jan 2005 | BBC News
    Dutch doctors have reported 22 mercy killings of terminally ill babies since 1997, according to a new study. None of the doctors involved were charged, although euthanasia for children is illegal in the Netherlands. The report, in the Dutch Journal of Medicine, is the first detailed examination of child euthanasia. The study's authors want to address under-reporting of the practice and encourage doctors to report cases without fear of prosecution. The cases involved babies with extreme spina bifida, a disabling birth defect. The study showed that prosecutors had decided not to file charges as long as four unofficial rules were...
  • Wyo. Couple Write Notes, Commit Suicide

    01/05/2005 2:34:33 PM PST · by rocksblues · 99 replies · 2,902+ views
    MyWay ^ | 01/05/04 | unknown
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A local columnist and her businessman husband committed suicide on New Year's Day after sending out their obituary, letters to friends and a newspaper column supporting "death with dignity," authorities said. The obituary stated that Ethan and Helen Levine, both suffering from serious illness, died together "through united self-deliverance," according to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle of Cheyenne and the Casper Star-Tribune, which received copies. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050105/D87E4IQO1.html Wyo. Couple Write Notes, Commit Suicide The bodies were found Tuesday by Laramie County sheriff's deputies, who went to check on the couple after the obituary and letters were delivered. Laramie County...
  • Call to allow 'suffering from life' mercy killings (Holland expands Euthanasia - again)

    12/22/2004 12:58:30 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 13,956+ views
    Expatica ^ | December 16, 2004
    AMSTERDAM — Dutch doctors should be allowed — under very strict conditions — to help with mercy killings or euthanasia of patients who are not ill, but who are suffering from life, a special commission has advised.Dutch doctors' organisation KNMG published the Dijkhuis Commission report Lijden aan het Leven (Suffering from Life) on Wednesday. Commission chairman Jos Dijkhuis was widely reported as telling newspaper De Volkskrant that "suffering is too often linked to illness" when he outlined the commission's findings. Dijkhuis, emeritus professor of clinic psychology and psychotherapy, said a person who was not able to bear living any longer...
  • The degrees of euthanasia: Where do you draw the line

    12/17/2004 3:36:03 PM PST · by walford · 1 replies · 231+ views
    euthanasia.com ^ | unknown | euthanasia.com
    Euthanasia Definitions * Euthanasia: the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. (The key word here is "intentional". If death is not intended, it is not an act of euthanasia) * Voluntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed has requested to be killed. * Non-voluntary: When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent. * Involuntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary. * Assisted suicide: Someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take...
  • Better for old to kill themselves than be a burden, says Warnock

    12/11/2004 6:50:18 PM PST · by 1066AD · 210 replies · 3,030+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 12/12/2004 | Sarah-Kate Templetom
    December 12, 2004 Better for old to kill themselves than be a burden, says Warnock Sarah-Kate Templeton BRITAIN'S leading medical ethics expert has suggested that the frail and elderly should consider suicide to stop them becoming a financial burden on their families and society. Baroness Warnock spoke on the eve of a Commons debate on the Mental Capacity Bill, which critics claim will allow "euthanasia by the back door". In an interview with The Sunday Times, she said: "I know I'm not really allowed to say it, but one of the things that would motivate me [to die] is I...
  • U.S. soldier sentenced to three years (Iraqi Mercy Killing)

    12/10/2004 11:35:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 277 replies · 4,334+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 12/11/04 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A U.S. soldier was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday. Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., also received a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of wages and a dishonorable discharge.[snip]The charges relate to the Aug. 18 killing of a 16-year-old Iraqi male found in a burning truck with severe abdominal wounds sustained during clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City, an impoverished neighborhood that was the scene of fierce fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite rebels loyal to anti-U.S....
  • Florida Supreme Court Justices

    10/11/2004 11:54:12 AM PDT · by bicyclerepair · 21 replies · 619+ views
    10/11/04 | bicyclerepair
    Can you folks help me figure out which Florida Supreme Court Justices to keep and which to toss out? Please email me toodamtall1@yahoo.com Yay or nay on: Kenneth B. Bell Raoul G. Cantero Gary M. Farmer, Sr. Robert M. Gross Melanie G. May I've read that 6 of them are dummycrap appointed. I would like to toss out the ones who voted for keeping the 2000 election recounts going.
  • New Motion filed in Schiavo case based on Pope's Statement

    07/20/2004 11:31:34 AM PDT · by phenn · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation ^ | 07-20-04 | Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundations
    Press Release For Immediate Release - 07-20-2004/2.15p GMT-5 Contact email New Motion filed in Schiavo case based on Pope's Statement Clearwater, FL July 20, 2004: - Attorney Patricia Anderson, representing the parents of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, has filed a motion in the Sixth Judicial Circuit today seeking relief of judgment based on a March 20, 2004 statement by Pope John Paul, II regarding the provision of food and fluids to incapacitated statements. In his March speech, titled "Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas", the Pope stated that "A man, even if seriously ill or disabled in...
  • OPRAH WILL SHOW THE TERRI SCHINDLER-SHIAVRO TAPE ON HER 4 PM (PST) PROGRAM TODAY 6/1/2004

    06/01/2004 2:30:40 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 50 replies · 300+ views
    ABC Television Promotions | 01 June 2004 | Robert Drobot, Member, FreeRepublic
    According to ABC, THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW will televise the video tape taken by Terri's dad, Bob Schindler on her 4 PM program today. There was no indication in the promotion about who, if anyone, would participate in the presentation of the tape.
  • Pope Declares Feeding Tube Removal Immoral

    03/20/2004 9:28:59 AM PST · by phenn · 268 replies · 769+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 03/20/04 | The Pope
    March 20, 2004, 11:34 AM EST VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II said Saturday the removal of feeding tubes from people in vegetative states was immoral, and that no judgment on their quality of life could justify such "euthanasia by omission." John Paul made the comments to participants of a Vatican conference on the ethical dilemmas of dealing with incapacitated patients, entering into a debate that has sparked court battles in the United States and elsewhere. The pope said even the medical terminology used to describe people in so-called "persistent vegetative states" was degrading to them. He said no...
  • Future Of End-Of-Life Laws Unclear In Legislature

    02/14/2004 6:05:43 AM PST · by phenn · 8 replies · 235+ views
    News4Jax.com ^ | 02-13-04 | Associated Press
    TAMPA, Fla. -- "Terri's Law" was actually an appropriate label for the measure passed by the Florida Legislature last fall to save the life of brain-damaged woman Terri Schiavo. Lawmakers in special session crafted the bill so narrowly as to apply only to Schiavo's unique situation. At the urging of her parents, they gave Gov. Jeb Bush authority to order a feeding tube reinserted into her stomach, six days after her husband had it removed with court permission. The unprecedented government intervention into a right-to-die case attracted national attention, aroused strong emotions on both sides and brought to the forefront...