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  • Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill

    10/05/2015 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included the Catholic Church, appeared to be a gut-wrenching decision for the 77-year-old governor, who as a young man studied to enter the priesthood. “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” Brown added. “I do not know what I would do if I were dying in...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | October 1, 2005 |
    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...