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  • Sex-Selection by Embryo Screening Approved for US Trial

    10/27/2005 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 167 replies · 1,687+ views ^ | 28 October 2005
    HOUSTON, October 27, 2005 ( - An experiment has been underway for a month in a Houston Texas where parents are permitted to ask scientists for a child with the gender of their choice. The procedure involves preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which is able to detect the sex of embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) prior to their implantation in their mothers' wombs. While sex selection via PGD has been allowed in some cases where sex-linked diseases are concerned, the clinical trial is seeking to gage the impact of sex selection at the whim of the parents. According to...
  • First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands

    09/30/2005 3:44:54 PM PDT · by dukeman · 60 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | 9/27/05 | Paul Belien
    The Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to give full marriage rights to homosexuals. In the United States some politicians propose “civil unions” that give homosexual couples the full benefits and responsibilities of marriage. These civil unions differ from marriage only in name. Meanwhile in the Netherlands polygamy has been legalised in all but name. Last Friday the first civil union of three partners was registered. Victor de Bruijn (46) from Roosendaal “married” both Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35) in a ceremony before a notary who duly registered their civil union. “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I...
  • First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands

    09/28/2005 5:18:08 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 101 replies · 3,416+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2005-09-27 | Paul Belien
    The Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to give full marriage rights to homosexuals. In the United States some politicians propose “civil unions” that give homosexual couples the full benefits and responsibilities of marriage. These civil unions differ from marriage only in name. Meanwhile in the Netherlands polygamy has been legalised in all but name. Last Friday the first civil union of three partners was registered. Victor de Bruijn (46) from Roosendaal “married” both Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35) in a ceremony before a notary who duly registered their civil union. “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I...
  • Disabled man beaten in small town (LOWRY CITY, Mo)

    08/17/2005 1:22:03 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 22 replies · 999+ views
    KY3 News ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Michelle Sherwood
    LOWRY CITY, Mo. -- Someone beat a disabled man. It's a crime that people don't expect to happen in a small town. Some of the man's painkillers have disappeared, but clues are nowhere to be found. We want to warn you some of the video is disturbing. The man’s family wants you to see the video, in hopes of finding the person or people responsible for this brutal attack. The beating happened at the Castle Court Complex in Lowry City, a place for disabled people and seniors. Juanita Miller’s husband runs the place but she was asked to check on...
  • Michael Schiavo Poised To Sue Caregivers

    08/10/2005 10:38:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 719 replies · 11,721+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 8/10/05 | David Sommer
    CLEARWATER - Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against one or more of his deceased wife's caregivers. Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31 after her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle. Schiavo's attorney in this case, Mark Perenich, said he was not able to discuss the proposed lawsuit behind Tuesday's request for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations. By law, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the alleged misconduct unless an extension is granted. In October 2003, Terri...
  • Is Internment on the Table?

    07/21/2005 4:58:24 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 193 replies · 3,756+ views
    How do prevent the stop-n-go jihad that is currently going on in London from happening here? Should we have an El Al if-you're-a-Muslim-you-don't-ride standard for our planes and trains? At the very least will those traveling on subways in this country have to carry their things in mesh, see-through carry bags like they do in many public high schools-- in reaction to Columbine-- in this Country? Clearly, their are many terror cells, native and foreign born , in this country. Monitoring mosques, forbidding muslims entry into certain engineering programs at our universities, massive deportations of problem muslims and ,gasp, a...
  • Marine Likely to Go Off Life Support (WI)

    07/15/2005 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 923+ views ^ | July 15, 2005 | Steven Elbow
    A Monona (WI) woman is likely to remove the feeding tube of her Marine husband, who is in hospice care with a severe brain injury. Staff Sgt. Chad Simon, 32, was wounded by a roadside bomb Nov. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq. Simon's wife, Regina, had his feeding tube removed last Friday. It was reinserted Monday, but friends say the family plans to honor Simon's living will, which specifically states he does not want to be kept alive in a vegetative state. "He listed very explicit instructions concerning his care," said the family's attorney, Jack Schuster. Schuster said he couldn't divulge...
  • Wife Plans To Uphold Marine's Living Will (Monona, WI)

    07/14/2005 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 1,407+ views
    WISC TV ^ | July 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Wife Plans To Uphold Monona Marine's Living Will; Friend Believes Chad Simon Is Responsive MADISON, Wis. -- When you think of right to die cases, the name Terry Schiavo comes to mind. Now a similar situation is brewing with a Monona Marine who was badly injured in Iraq last year -- and now is in hospice care. Staff Sgt. Chad Simon, a member of the 2-24 Marines Company G, suffered a severe brain injury following an explosion of a roadside bomb in Iraq. He was was treated in Iraq, Bethesda, Md., and in Madison while community fundraisers for the family...
  • Hawaiian Pets Gain Right of Inheritance

    06/25/2005 10:19:20 AM PDT · by two134711 · 37 replies · 637+ views
    AP ^ | Sat Jun 25 | TARA GODVIN
    The audience was eager for the governor to put pen to paper. Some drooled. Catching the spirit of excitement, a few even lost control and barked. Canines of all sizes and a spotted rabbit named Roxy were among those gathered Friday at the Capitol to watch Gov. Linda Lingle sign into law a measure that allows residents to leave a trust for the care of their dog, cat, or other domestic animal. ADVERTISEMENT Lingle's two cats, Nani Girl and Stripes, were not in attendance. "As you know cats don't do as well in public settings like this as dogs do,"...
  • New tragedy for (euthanasia advocate) Lesley Martin

    05/13/2005 5:24:10 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 203 replies · 4,228+ views
    Stuff ^ | May 14, 2005 | DON KAVANAGH
    New tragedy for Lesley Martin 14 May 2005 By DON KAVANAGH Euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin and her family have had to make the agonising decision to turn off her brother's life-support system after a truck crash. Michael Charles Martin, 43, suffered serious head injuries after the meat truck he was driving and a lime tanker collided near the Waikato town of Pirongia two weeks ago. Ms Martin – who served nine months of a 15-month sentence for giving her terminally ill mother an overdose of morphine and then suffocating her with a pillow in 1999 – said the decision to...
  • Schindler Family on FoxNews Tonight-- Exclusive

    05/06/2005 5:24:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies · 1,527+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 5-6-2005
    Tonight on Hannity & Colmes at 9 PM EDT, the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo will appear. In their first interview since her death, Terri Schiavo's family speaks out about life without Terri, their private battle, and their message to America. Don’t miss this emotional interview with the Schindlers! Oliver North will also be on from Fallujah in Iraq and Chris Simcox, organizer of the Minutemen Project will also be on the program.
  • Did a Doctor Kill Her Baby?;

    05/03/2005 5:24:43 PM PDT · by tutstar · 23 replies · 1,848+ views
    People Magazine /Time (from Lexis Nexis) ^ | April 25, 2005 | Anne-Marie O'Neill, Alicia Dennis in Corpus Christi
    Sylvia Ponce had already suffered two miscarriages and lost three babies to premature birth when she went into labor on Aug. 30, 1999. Her labor again had come dangerously early, and at 2:10 a.m. on Sept. 1, David Ponce entered the world weighing less than 11/2 lbs. When Sylvia heard him cry, her heart jumped. "I asked, 'Is he alive?'" she recalls. He was, replied the obstetrician attending the delivery. "I was so happy," says Sylvia, "and I was begging that they try to save my son." But what happened next thrust Sylvia, 44, and her then common-law husband Manuel,...
  • Devaluing lives (like Terri Schiavo's)

    05/02/2005 1:43:48 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 26 replies · 837+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | Nat Hentoff
    Devaluing lives By Nat Hentoff While the media focused on religious groups and pro-lifers (not all pro-lifers are religious) engaged in trying to save Terri Schiavo, largely ignored were many disability-rights organizations. Andrew J. Imparato, head of the largest of them, the American Association of People with Disabilities, emphasizes there are more than 56 million American children and adults with disabilities, and I would note that many of the rest of us may unexpectedly join their number. This past March, Mr. Imparato, speaking to CNN regarding Mrs. Schiavo's plight, said that he feared that "when we start devaluing the lives...
  • S.A. hospital won't cut off man's life support

    04/29/2005 11:49:31 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 311+ views ^ | 04/30/2005 12:07 AM CDT | Nicole Foy
    S.A. hospital won't cut off man's life support Web Posted: 04/30/2005 12:07 AM CDT Nicole Foy - Express-News Medical Writer An agreement was reached Friday that ended a standoff between the family of an East Texas man and a local hospital that planned to remove him from life support. Spiro Nikolouzos, critically ill and in a persistent vegetative state, will be returned to Avalon Place, a long-term care facility that came to his aid after a Houston hospital also decided to end life support. Nikolouzos was transferred from Avalon to Southeast Baptist Hospital at the end of March after he...
  • Man injured in St. Cloud bar fight dies

    04/26/2005 5:43:41 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 56 replies · 2,006+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2005 | Richard Meryhew
    -snip- A St. Cloud area man who suffered a brain injury in an April 8 altercation at a St. Cloud nightclub died Tuesday afternoon, more than a week after he was removed from life support. Justin W. Smiley, 28, of Sauk Rapids, died about 1 p.m. at the St. Cloud Hospital, his aunt, Pam Heldt, said Tuesday. "We're feeling a lot of relief right now that he's finally at peace," Heldt said. -snip- Janelle Kendall, the Stearns County Attorney, said an autopsy is scheduled for today. She said her office is awaiting the results of the autopsy before making a...
  • Half of Infant Deaths in Flanders Were Euthanasia

    04/08/2005 6:58:12 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 90 replies · 4,067+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 9, 2005 | David Rennie
    Brussels – Nearly half the newborn babies who died in Flanders over a recent year-long period were helped to die by their doctors, a new study reported yesterday. Paediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers. The study, published in The Lancet, examined the deaths of every baby who died within a year of birth in Flanders between August 1999 and July 2000. The results of a survey on the causes of death were stark: paediatricians who responded to the survey admitted they...
  • 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...
  • Drug Czar's Office To Fund Nationwide Tour To Push For Expanded Student Drug Testing

    04/01/2005 10:19:20 AM PST · by cryptical · 22 replies · 494+ views
    NORML ^ | March 24th, 2005 | NORML
    Washington, DC: The White House will sponsor regional summits this spring to encourage middle and high-school officials to enact random, student drug testing in public schools. The taxpayer-funded summits will take place in Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Portland. The announcement of the summits comes just weeks after the White Houses' 2005 "National Drug Control Strategy" proposed increasing federal funding for student drug testing by more than 150 percent to a record $25.4 million annually. NORML Director Allen St. Pierre criticized the White Houses' push for the expanded use of suspicionless, student drug testing. "Random drug testing of students is...
  • Meet Judge Greer's pastor

    03/30/2005 7:06:04 AM PST · by apackof2 · 194 replies · 3,299+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/29/05 | Joseph Farah
    I am convinced God uses trials like the Terri Schiavo case to test men. Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge George Greer was tested – and found wanting. He had seven years to consider this case and got it wrong every time. I don't know Greer personally, but I know many people like him. They go to church on Sunday and then between Monday and Friday lead lives with no seeming connection to what they hear preached in the pulpit, what they read in the Bible, what they claim to believe of the Christian faith. This may be the biggest single...
  • Whose Life is Worth Living

    03/26/2005 9:16:41 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 63 replies · 1,302+ views
    Realclear ^ | Mar.26,2005 | Orson Scott Card
    March 26, 2005 Whose Life Is Worth Living? By Orson Scott Card It wasn’t that many years ago when I happened to be in Raleigh at a gathering of literary folk who were quite full of their own superiority. They started talking about people who (gasp!) let years go by without reading a single book. “Why do they even bother being alive?” asked one of them. Almost everyone laughed. They went on and on about the worthlessness of the lives of non-intellectuals. Shopping in malls. Eating at McDonald’s. Driving their gas-guzzling cars. I did ask where they shopped, and which...
  • Are you being targeted for euthanasia?

    03/24/2005 4:02:39 AM PST · by littlepaddle · 26 replies · 743+ views
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review. ^ | Mary Therese Helmueller, R.N.
    Are you being targeted for euthanasia? By Mary Therese Helmueller, R.N. In 1984, while working as charge nurse in the intensive care unit, a 20-year-old man asked, “Can you give my mother enough morphine to let her sleep away?” I was horrified. “I can not kill your mother,” I responded. That was only the beginning. Recently, an 80-year-old was admitted to the emergency room and the physician said, “LET’S DEHYDRATE HER”; one more patient was sentenced to die in hospice with NO TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS and once again, THE LIVING WILL determined the death of a 70-year-old man regardless of how...
  • Court Ordered Death Is A Slippery Slope [Terri Schiavo]

    03/24/2005 5:53:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 970+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 24, 2005 | Linda Chavez
    Editor's Note: Since this column was written the federal appeals court has turned down the appeals of Terri Schiavo's family. --- Prospects for saving Terri Schiavo appear increasingly dim. Unless a federal appeals court acts immediately to instruct the district court to order a feeding tube re-inserted, she will die of dehydration and starvation in a matter of days. A surprising number of Americans believe this is a good thing, at least according to some polls taken over the last few weeks. An ABC poll taken this week showed that 63 percent of Americans favored the removal of Schiavo's feeding...
  • Jurists March Us Cheerfully Down the Slippery Slope

    03/24/2005 11:23:44 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 39 replies · 1,194+ views
    Townhall ^ | 24-Mar-05 | Laura Hirschfeld Hollis
    As an attorney and a former law professor, I have never been so disgusted with the legal process in my life. By that, let me be clear - I mean the court system. Throughout nearly twenty years of being an attorney, I have always defended "the process," even when I disagreed vehemently with the results. But that is because the process, to me, always seemed to have a certain basic integrity. The Terri Schiavo case has changed all of that. I have heard the most appalling lack of concern for basic legal procedures on the part of Judge Greer in...
  • DUer: Why SHOULDN'T siblings be allowed to "marry" or enter civil unions?

    03/17/2005 1:55:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies · 1,149+ views
    The DUmp | 3/17/05 RememberTheCoup (1000+ posts) Thu Mar-17-05 08:06 AM Original message Why SHOULDN'T siblings be allowed to "marry" or enter civil unions? Why do we so often hear about such a situation as a "slippery slope" result of allowing same sex unions? Why does a marriage/civil union have to imply a sexual relationship? Almost all of the rights and responsibilities of marriage are economic or legal in nature and not sexual. "Right of consortium" is one of the few I can think of that are sexual in nature. What if a man with a wife and a couple of small children...
  • Schiavo in 48 hour window

    03/16/2005 6:50:09 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 130 replies · 2,593+ views
    Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | 3/16/2005 7:08:31 PM | Bill McGinty
    Schiavo in 48 hour window By: Bill McGinty Video Story Supporters like the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition say they expect people to try to enter the Woodside Hospice to “rescue” Terri Schiavo if her feeding tube is removed. The Pinellas Park Police has officers stationed in the parking lot and inside the front doors of the hospice in case those threats are attempted. The Florida Legislature is now working on a bill that Governor Bush says he will sign into law that would prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube. The bill should be on...
  • The Least Among Us

    03/13/2005 10:03:24 PM PST · by moutland · 1 replies · 156+ views
    American Minuteman ^ | March 13, 2005 | Mark Outland
    Unless there is a last minute intervention from Florida's Legislature or Congress, Terri Schiavo will stop being fed on Tuesday, and within days will be starved to death...
  • Cardinal Rigali's Statement on Terri Schiavo

    03/14/2005 1:34:59 PM PST · by old and tired · 16 replies · 492+ views
    Archdiocese of Philadelphia ^ | March 14, 2005 | Justin Rigali
    OFFICE FOR COMMUNICATIONS News Release March 14, 2005 CARDINAL RIGALI'S STATEMENT REGARDING THE CASE OF TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO "Americans are watching with concern the plight of Terri Schindler Schiavo in Florida. It is a tragic situation that has grave implications for the future treatment of those who are vulnerable and reliant upon someone else to provide their sustenance and decide the level of medical care they receive. In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where Terri Schindler was a parishioner and a graduate of one of our high schools, we watch and pray with particular interest in her case. I urge most...
  • Terri Schiavo supporters fight to keep her alive

    03/13/2005 11:02:31 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 103 replies · 1,368+ views
    TampaBay's10News ^ | 3/13/2005 11:38:46 PM | Valerie Boey
    Terri Schiavo supporters fight to keep her alive Terri Schiavo Video Story This week will be a critical one for the parents and supporters of Terri Schiavo. A judge cleared the way for Schiavo’s feeding tube to be removed on Friday. Terri Schiavo is the brain-damaged woman at the center of a “Right to Die” battle. She suffered brain damage in 1990, after her heart stopped, now her supporters hope to keep her alive. People prayed outside a hospice facility where Terri Schiavo’s staying. Sil Olding says, praying is not enough to keep Schiavo alive. Sil Olding / Schiavo Supporter:“I...
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe VOLUNTEERED To Be Starved To Death; Terri Schiavo Did NOT

    03/13/2005 1:31:56 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 34 replies · 2,295+ views
    MichNews ^ | Mar 13, 2005 | Michael J. Gaynor
    St. Maximilian Kolbe VOLUNTEERED To Be Starved To Death; Terri Schiavo Did NOT By Michael J. Mar 13, 2005 Michael Schiavo wants to starve his wife Terri to death as soon as possible. Michael claims he is fulfilling Terri's wish. And turned down $1,000,000 to let Terri be cared for by her loving parents instead of starved to death and cremated. Judge Greer claims to believe Michael. He supposedly doesn't suspect that Michael is determined to cover up something that is more important for him to cover up than $1,000,000. If Michael succeeds, he will go down in history...
  • With time growing short, activists rally to save Terri Schiavo

    03/13/2005 12:51:21 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 16 replies · 627+ views
    TampaBay's10News ^ | 3/12/2005 11:36:12 PM
    With time growing short, activists rally to save Terri Schiavo PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Buoyed by encouragement from actor Mel Gibson, the family of Terri Schiavo joined a rally today pleading for her life, just days before the court-ordered removal of her feeding tube. Video Story About 200 people prayed and sang outside the hospice where the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman lives. Schiavo can breathe on her own, but depends on a tube in her abdomen for food and water. She has been at the center of a long and bitter court battle: Her husband says she wouldn't want to...
  • Schindler Family: Terri's Judge 'Afraid of the Truth'

    03/01/2005 4:46:42 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 156 replies · 2,203+ views ^ | March 01, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    ( - The family of Terri Schindler Schiavo says the judge who ordered her starvation and dehydration -- a process that will begin on March 18 unless a higher court intervenes -- is "afraid of the truth," and is denying Terri's due process rights under state and federal law. "Never in my life have I seen a judge so afraid of the truth," said Pamela Hennessy, media representative for the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation in a statement Tuesday morning. "Why is it that admitted criminals are protected to every reasonable measure of the law," Hennessy asked, "while our disabled and...
  • "The Bottom Line" : Money Trumps Life With Northeast "RINOS"

    02/27/2005 10:15:18 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 4 replies · 569+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Feb 27, 2005 | Doug Wrenn
    "The Bottom Line" : Money Trumps Life With Northeast "RINOS" By Doug Wrenn Feb 27, 2005, 22:51 It never fails. I guess I just have one of those faces. Everywhere I go, total strangers just feel the need to come up and talk to me. Working long hours on the road, lunch, when I can get it, is often catch as catch can. I usually enjoy the solitude of eating in my car, often overlooking a scenic area if possible, and listening to the radio. One day last week, I had a little extra time and decided to eat like...
  • Last word on Terri Schiavo...

    02/26/2005 3:47:17 PM PST · by Hildy · 617 replies · 8,609+ views
    February 26. 2005 | Hildy
    For all of those who have called me every imaginable name because I dare to suggest that there are some things worse than death...I don't wish you on you anything that poor woman goes through on a minute by minute basis. Because you know so much, and are so sure that you are right because you are all so freakin self-righteous...I'm leaving FreeRepublic because I no longer want to be a part of something that has become so twisted. Hannity is right, this website has been hijacked. It was a good run...but we'll find another place. Save your jabs, I...
  • Terri Schiavo gets another 48 hours

    02/23/2005 1:02:48 PM PST · by Alissa · 658 replies · 11,383+ views
    The Scnitz Show | 23 Feb 05
    On the radio as breaking so far!
  • Holland, Belgium Debate Child Euthanasia Option

    02/20/2005 7:03:02 PM PST · by sully777 · 49 replies · 2,453+ views
    Altavista/NPR-Weekend Edition ^ | Saturday ,February 19, 2005 | Frank Browning  
    Children's Health Parents, doctors, ethicists and politicians in Holland and in Belgium are discussing making euthanasia legal for children suffering from terminal illnesses. Although the issue has been polarizing, legislation has already been introduced in the Belgian Parliament that would enable individuals under 18 years to ask for euthanasia.
  • Ex-Nurse Charged With Murdering Priest in Jersey Hospital

    12/15/2003 5:12:23 PM PST · by sarcasm · 10 replies · 392+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2003 | ROBERT HANLEY and KIRK SEMPLE
    OMERVILLE, N.J., Dec. 15 — A former nurse who told prosecutors he had killed 30 to 40 patients since 1987 was charged today with murdering a priest who had been in his care at a hospital here. Prosecutors also charged the suspect, Charles Cullen, with the attempted murder of another patient at the same hospital.Mr. Cullen, who was arrested last Friday, told prosecutors he had administered excessive doses of drugs to those two patients and to dozens of others to "alleviate patient pain and suffering," according to an affidavit released today.In an attempt to validate Mr. Cullen's stunning claims, investigators...
  • Dehydration Nation

    02/25/2004 3:20:48 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 100 replies · 3,984+ views
    The Human Life Foundation, Inc ^ | Fall 2003 | Wesley J. Smith
    For more than ten years, conscious and unconscious cognitively disabled people who use feeding tubes have been legally dehydrated to death in the United States. This intentional life-ending act-clamping feeding tubes and denying all sustenance-has become so ubiquitous that, generally, little attention is paid. This public indifference was shattered by the Terri Schiavo litigation, an epic legal, political, and media struggle that pitted Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, against her quasi-estranged husband, Michael Schiavo. At stake was whether Terri would live, as fervently desired by her parents, or die by dehydration as demanded by her husband. (I shall explain...
  • Where's the bottom of the slippery slope? Barbara Simpson on abortion, euthanasia, more

    01/31/2005 12:49:17 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 267+ views ^ | Monday, January 31, 2005 | Barbara Simpson
    What a world! At one-and-the-same time, we argue issues of life and death under euphemisms of pro-choice, pro-life, the right to choose, the right to die. First, we have the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the legalization of what has come to be abortion on demand at virtually any time during the nine months of pregnancy. It ranges from days-old fetuses to fully developed, near-term babies. We still argue about it, but it has diminished the value of human life and was a kick down the slippery slope. Can there be any doubt when I can look at today's newspaper...
  • Congress passes `doomsday' plan

    01/10/2005 3:35:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 1,370+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/09/05 | Noelle Straub
    WASHINGTON - With no fanfare, the U.S. House has passed a controversial doomsday provision that would allow a handful of lawmakers to run Congress if a terrorist attack or major disaster killed or incapacitated large numbers of congressmen.      ``I think (the new rule) is terrible in a whole host of ways - first, I think it's unconstitutional,'' said Norm Ornstein, a counselor to the independent Continuity of Government Commission, a bipartisan panel created to study the issue. ``It's a very foolish thing to do, I believe, and the way in which it was done was more foolish.'' But supporters say...
  • MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Dutch doctor defiant over killing newborns

    12/26/2004 9:13:21 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 5 replies · 408+ views ^ | December 26, 2004 |
    Officials from the Dutch Ministry of Justice say the legislature of the Netherlands is preparing a new protocol designed to protect doctors who euthanize newborns with severe disabilities, according to Dr. Eduard Verhagen, the head of pediatrics at Groningen Hospital. Verhagen is an outspoken advocate for killing seriously deformed babies, a procedure he admits he's performed four times in the past 16 months. "There is a small group of children for whom no treatment is possible for the congenital disease and malformations they are born with," Verhagen told the London Telegraph, explaining why he had chosen to break the law....
  • Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next

    12/08/2004 10:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 118 replies · 3,937+ views
    Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents of “Gay Marriage” Are Bigots Sen. Edward Kennedy has told A.P. that opponents of “gay marriage” are bigots. The news service reported last week: “Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy criticized supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, saying that would be a civil rights setback. “Kennedy said bigotry should not be written into the federal constitution, and constitutional amendments should be about expanding rights and liberties.” Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next The Unitarian Church is now welcoming those who believe in group relationships including the practice of “romantic love.”...
  • British Man Receives Permission from High Court to take Wife to Switzerland to be Killed

    12/03/2004 6:12:11 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 726+ views
    Life Site ^ | December 2, 2004
    LONDON, December 2, 2004 ( - London's High Court said Tuesday, that it was not a matter for a judge to decide if a man has a right to have his critically ill wife euthanized in a Switzerland 'clinic.' "I have decided to discharge the injunction," Justice Hedley said in his ruling. The ruling is the culmination of a legal battle waged by "Mr. Z." to be allowed to transport his wife to a country where she could be legally put to death. "Mrs. Z." suffers from a terminal degenerative brain disease. The judge said that it was for police...
  • CA College Republicans to protest MTV's "Rock the Vote" in Santa Monica FRIDAY (10/22) 11 am

    10/20/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 1,430+ views
    California College Republicans Chairman Michael P. Davidson issued the following statement on the use of the draft by MTV’s Rock the Vote and the KerryCampaign as a scare tactic this election year: "MTV and the Kerry campaign's use of the draft to scare young voters into voting is pathetic and disgusting. "While our servicemen are fighting for our country and the freedom of millions, military service should not be used as an instrument of fear. Military service is one of the most honorable deeds and any suggestion otherwise is grossly insulting. "In this campaign, there is only one person that...
  • Meet My Wives

    10/07/2004 10:39:13 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 216 replies · 3,897+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    [editor's note - my apologies for the repost. I forgot to click the "excerpt" box the first time...] In "A Deafening Silence" I discussed the unusually low amount of support rank-and-file Christians seem to have for outlawing homosexual marriages. While state initiatives in Missouri and Louisiana have overwhelmingly trounced the idea, US Congressmen are not hearing much from their constituents on the matter. Now, USA Today has weighed in on the subject, or at least, weighed in on one aspect of the subject. The October 4, 2004 issue saw an article by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law...
  • Utah judge hears arguments in bid to legalize polygamy

    08/10/2004 5:55:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies · 1,200+ views
    (AP) ^ | 8/10/4
    If Texas cannot criminalize sodomy, Utah should not be able to criminalize polygamy, argued the attorney for three adults who want to live together as husband and wives. The three filed a lawsuit after they were denied a marriage license by the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in December. They ask that the county clerk be required to issue the marriage license, and they seek a declaration that the state’s criminal and civil bans of polygamy are unconstitutional. “What my clients want is to be able to enter into that relationship without the stigma of being branded as criminals,” civil-rights...
  • Kansas Loses Ruling on Reporting of Underage Sex

    07/26/2004 5:40:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 851+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/26/04 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. – A federal judge ruled Monday that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in Kansas cannot be forced to report instances of underage sex to authorities. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten issued a preliminary injunction blocking Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's interpretation of a state law. Sex involving someone under 16 is illegal in Kansas, even if it involves willing same-age partners. Last July, Kline said the 1982 law requires doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and others to report such illegal underage sex to law enforcement officials or the state. Kline said such reporting is required...
  • Gay Channel Coming Out with Cher, Cumming Projects

    07/26/2004 12:53:17 PM PDT · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,547+ views
    Hollywood Reporter via Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 25, 2004 06:02 PM ET | By Andrew Wallenstein
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cher, Scottish actor Alan Cumming and comedian Kathy Griffin are among the stars who have come aboard the new gay-themed digital cable channel, Logo, which is scheduled to launch in as many as 15 million homes in February. Cher and her daughter, Chastity Bono, will executive produce "Family Outing," a chronicle of "coming-out" stories based on Chastity's book of the same name. Chastity will also host. "We're thrilled that Cher's first foray into television production is with Logo," said Matt Farber, who is expected to be named general manager of the Viacom-owned channel. Among the...
  • The love that dares not neigh its name

    07/13/2004 6:50:48 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 262 replies · 2,989+ views
    Cox News Service ^ | July 13, 2004 | Jay Bookman
    "What's next?" Braves pitcher John Smoltz said, when asked his opinion about gay marriage. "Marrying an animal?" It's fascinating how often that happens. Time and time again, when opponents of gay marriage and gay unions are asked to explain their position, their real underlying concern turns out to be a rather odd fear of bestiality. That same obsession seems to have afflicted Timothy Dailey, a stern opponent of gay marriage and a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, a national conservative group. In an FRC brochure titled "The Slippery Slope of Same-Sex Marriage," Dailey brings up an obscure case...
  • "Sexual Orientation" has been defined to include "Peeping Toms" and sexual "Voyeurism"

    06/24/2004 3:00:31 PM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 13 replies · 318+ views ^ | 6/23/04 |
    VANCOUVER, June 23, 2004 ( - Critics of Svend Robinson's Bill C-250 were right - the undefined term of "Sexual Orientation," if included into Section 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code, would offer protection for a whole host of deviant "sexual lifestyles," warns the Citizen's Research Institute (CRI). Opponents to the Bill repeatedly asked if "pedophilia" and other "sexual orientations" would be protected under Bill C-250. These critics were ridiculed and mocked because they could foresee the problems that would result from the ill-conceived and undefined term "sexual orientation." CRI notes that on December 18, 2003, Judge Romilly of...
  • Man has two kids with own daughter!

    06/16/2004 6:54:29 AM PDT · by dead · 64 replies · 512+ views ^ | 06/15/2004 20:32:33
    STRANGE how some people behave! She is in love with a man more than twice her age – which could be usual. She had a ten-year affair with the same man from the age of 15 – that is unusual. But most unusual of all – she has declared her undying love for the same man, but he is her own paternal father! But, that’s not all. The couple sired two siblings from the incestuous affair. This did not take place in one of those Saturday evening African movies but in Harare, the magistrates’ court heard Tuesday. Statement Gamara (52)...