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Drinking the Pro-Death Kool-Aid

Jan@Oasis Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 6:31 PM
I read nearly every comment here, and I have yet to see mention of the fact that Terri was TERMINALLY ILL. As a Hospice nurse, I can vouch for the fact that there are very specific guidelines for whether a person is terminal. As one of the neurologists said at the time, if a person cannot talk, understand, eat, drink, take care of one's basic needs, walk, turn over, or otherwise function in ANY meaningful way, one IS terminally ill. Keeping people "alive" under those circumstances is cruel and pointless. NO ONE said Terri's life had no value because she was so severely compromised! Of course her life had value. But it is disingenuous to assert that she was starved or dehydrated to death. The autopsy revealed that her brain was gel.
dollynana Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 9:47 AM
She was NOT terminally ill...she was forced to live in an institution by a heartless demon of a husband, denied even the most basic of rehabilitation, and in the end denied the dignity of being allowed to go HOME with her parents to whatever fate she would have faced if she had not been MURDERED through starvation and dehydration. You are patently WRONG in your statement that she was terminally ill... if your definition was correct then we are ALL terminally ill from the moment we are borh...we will ALL just get there at different times and in different ways...but we will ALL eventually die...Terri was NO different than you or I EXCEPT that she was the unfortunate victim of a tragic event which may or may NOT have been an accident
ProlifeMama Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 7:03 PM
Terri could also swallow, as attested to by her nurses, who would often, and in secret, feed her pudding and Jell-O. Terri was refused Communion as well; her "husband" knew she could swallow, and receiving the Eucharist would prove it.
ProlifeMama Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 6:57 PM
Not all of the criteria you list above were ruled out; Michael Schiavo wouldn't allow Terri to be officially and thoroughly evaluated, much less receive appropriate therapy, so she never got the opportunity to show her detractors the extent of her abilities. Incidentally, all the abilities you mention apply to a 3-month-old infant. From the videos released to the public at the time, it was quite evident that Terri could in fact eat, drink, and function in very meaningful ways, such as responding to her parents' loving attention, and recoil at her "husband's" visits. Michael did not allow her to receive such basic comfort care as folded washcloths placed into her hands to prevent curling of her fingers into her palms.
ProlifeMama Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 6:57 PM
Not all of the criteria you list above were ruled out; Michael Schiavo wouldn't allow Terri to be officially and thoroughly evaluated, much less receive appropriate therapy, so she never got the opportunity to show her detractors the extent of her abilities. Incidentally, all the abilities you mention apply to a 3-month-old infant. From the videos released to the public at the time, it was quite evident that Terri could in fact eat, drink, and function in very meaningful ways, such as responding to her parents' loving attention, and recoil at her "husband's" visits. Michael did not allow her to receive such basic comfort care as folded washcloths placed into her hands to prevent curling of her fingers into her palms.
dollynana Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 9:51 AM
but mama we have to remember that not even full term healthy babies are safe from being murdered anymore...for ever increasingly absurd unconscionable "reasons"....they're the 'wrong' sex..or they are not 'convenient' at that time...or they might carry a gene [FROM THEIR PARENTS] that MIGHT cause some 'disability' to surface during their lifetime....NOBODY is safe anymore mama....SHAME on this horrible world and people like JAN ....shame shame shame

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As Americans, we haven’t been entirely intellectually honest in addressing why these things have become so prevalent in Europe. After all, we would never allow that kind of immorality or degradation of human life. Not in this great nation. Right?

Wrong.

Americans had better look again and take the time to rethink their value systems. Because if you honestly believe...