Terri Schiavo's Feeding Tube to be Removed on Friday

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    We've all been around and around on this issue...but this article addressed some of the medical issues raised by people on both sides of this debate...and I felt that anyone who is following this case at all might be interested in reading it. Its very interesting.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/johansen200503160848.asp
     
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    So do I Krisy, she doesn't have much time. :(
     
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    There should be hope, but I don't think so.
     
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    Fox News just said they are prepared to take it to Supreme Court. These people set an example of what all parents should be. They never give up hope,and stick by her every step of the way.
     
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    To say that a patient is in a “vegetative state” is to speak metaphorically. The patient is still a human being, not a plant. Though the body’s debilities do not permit the patient’s soul to display its full splendor, that soul is still there. It is present in all its rationality, and therefore the patient is entitled to all the fundamental rights inherent to a human being.

    While it is legitimate to use the expression persistent vegetative life as a technical simplification for medical purposes, one cannot turn a description of the patient’s state into a definition of the patient. One cannot attribute to a technical description a philosophical meaning it does not have. Even when in a state of “persistent vegetative life,” a human being remains a human being.8

    Of What Use Are Human Rights,
    If the Right to Nourishment Is Denied?
    If man has a fundamental right to life, then he has a fundamental right to nourishment, since life depends upon nourishment. This right surpasses the right to private property. If a starving person has no other means to feed himself, he may take food from others who need it less. The inability of a newborn or a disabled person to feed himself does not diminish his right to nourishment.

    It is not compassion but cruelty to deny an innocent human being food and water until he dies. This is to subject him to a slow and excruciatingly painful death. To paraphrase Madame Roland, “O compassion, compassion, how many crimes are committed in your name!”


    http://www.tfp.org/TFPForum/TFPCommentary/save_terri.htm
     
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    I heard some more information on one of the talk shows today and I might be apt to change my mind on this one. Something about this Dr that diagnosed a PVS isn't right. :scratch:
     
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    Good for you for having an open mind. What Gem posted,is also extemely convincing IMO..
     
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    Yeah, he's like that. Think you have him figured out, then he goes rational. :halo:
     
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    Agreed!


    Maybe she needs a miracle!!! :halo:
     

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