When abortion is the topic, their rhetoric is all about the woman’s right to choose—forget the family. They assume women will want abortion, so they trim their rhetorical sails to that wind. But when the woman isn’t able to do any choosing, and her family wants to pull the plug—well, then the rhetoric is all […]
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We were constantly in and out of hospital. She never developed more than a six-month-old child.
Simple things like birds singing and hearing children play would put the most beautiful smile on her face. She loved Michael Buble and when I slurped my tea she would give out a hearty chuckle. I gave her the best quality of life she could possibly have….
Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….
[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….
UPDATE 1/27, 11:15a: The deceased Munoz baby’s gender and name have been posted on the public Facebook page of Erick Munoz’s local union, Crowley Professional Firefighters Association L-4182:
Rest in peace, Marlise and little Nicole.
[HT: Leslie and Vanessa]
1/26, 5:15p: It’s Terri Schiavo all over again.
Another pro-death judge has inexplicably ordered the death of an innocent, helpless person due to a family’s wishes.
Despite a Texas law requiring that pregnant mothers be kept on life support until their preborn babies are viable, District Court Judge R. H. Wallace on Friday ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to remove Marlise Munoz’s life support by 5p Monday – and the hospital has already complied.
Since she was excited about her second child, wouldn’t Marlise want her baby to be born despite her condition? “We haven’t even focused on that yet,” says Machado, adding that doctors have told them they can’t determine the fetus’s health until mid-February. “Our focus has been our daughter’s wishes not being honored. To see this […]
by Kelli It’s hard to reach the point where you wish your wife’s body would stop…. They don’t know how long the baby was without nutrients and oxygen. But I’m aware what challenges I might face ahead. ~ Erick Munoz, who is seeking to have his pregnant wife Marlise’s life support removed in Texas, where […]
I honestly believe this has saved me. All the focus of me and my family was to save my sister, when, in reality, God used her to save me, perhaps. The way I was living back then I was on the path to eternal damnation. How could I ever thank my sister for what she’s […]
A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain. It’s the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care. Scott Routley, 39, was […]
Here’s the thing – they’re right. If you accept their premises, they’re absolutely right. The second we allow ourselves to become the arbiters of who is human and who isn’t, this is the calamitous yet inevitable end. Once you say all human life is not sacred, the rest is just drawing random lines in the […]
Country superstar Collin Raye, recently named national spokesperson for Terri Schiavo’s Life & Hope Network, is donating a portion of the proceeds from his newly released CD of Christian hymns and ballads, His Love Remains, to help the Life & Hope Network continue the legacy of protecting and saving lives. This is a wonderful Christmas […]
Great news, from a September 14 press release: Terri Schiavo’s Life & Hope Network, a foundation created by her parents and siblings following her death by starvation in 2005, announced today that country music star Collin Raye will serve as their national spokesperson. “I am truly honored and humbled to be representing those who have […]
The 2nd annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert was this past Sunday in Dayton, OH, and it featured the Beach Boys with special guest John Stamos and The Lettermen. A sold-out crowd of 3,000 enjoyed two ridiculously fun performances that were even interactive. At several points various band members came into the audience or […]
… [I]t’s possible to accept that no government can “stop” assisted suicide or abortion completely… without believing that either practice should therefore be legalized and legitimated. Avoiding the police-state scenario doesn’t require treating self-slaughter as a protected right, and effectively licensing the Jack Kevorkians of the world to cater to anyone who wants to die […]
… And it appears he wasn’t even trying. And so a despicable chapter in the story of the Culture of Death has closed. I pray he repented. From Reuters, this morning: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as “Dr. Death” for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age […]
According to CNN on July 29: A GA man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease says he wants to die by having his organs harvested rather than wait for his degenerative nerve ailment to kill him. Garry Phebus has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as the disease is formally known, since 2008. The 61yo told HLN’s […]
For the gazillionth time, Terri Schiavo was not brain dead when a FL judge ordered her dehydrated and starved to death in 2005. Oxygen deprivation left Terri mentally disabled, but she was responsive, particularly to family. There was no correlation between Terri’s condition and actor Gary Coleman’s apparently unresponsive condition, although even that is unclear. […]
The HBO movie, April 22 post. Most likely You Don’t Know Jack will end up pleasing and displeasing both sides of the assisted suicide/euthanasia issue, as this
UPDATE, 4/23, 10:35a: Both LifeNews.com anticipate a sympathetic portrayal of Kevorkian in You Don’t Know Jack, which may well be. LifeNews.com points out even Kevorkian likes the film. We can certainly review it here after it airs Saturday night. Pro-lifer Lynn Mill’s view after screening the movie on April 21 was that it portrayed him […]
UPDATE, 6:55p: The Schindler family has issued a Family Guy opened with a truly shocking scene: a preschool school play entitled, “Terri Schiavo, The Musical.” Watch the 1st 5 minutes, and see for yourself. WARNING: Vulgar… The rest of the episode
According to the
UPDATE, 7:15p: Facebook friend Adam Alliance Defense Fund just filed an emergency injunction and restraining order in response to the decision an “ethics panel” at ADF press release…
Dallas News video: “Choosing Thomas – Inside a family’s decision to let their son live, if only for a brief time”
UPDATE, 9:40a: From moderator Chris: There’s another organization that helps celebrate these young lives. testified with me before a congressional subcommittee about her experience there….
On August 18 the Five Wishes, the most widely used living will template in the country. Towey’s piece has gotten much attention. The piece begins: If President Obama wants to better understand why America’s discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Dept. of Veterans Affairs. He […]
by Carder Meet your competition, you fetuses you. Your grandparents are actually worth something! Satire from
by Carder From womb to tomb, Obamacare promises to take care of you (with the unwanted unborn being the exception, of course). Add the video below to the list of un-American mob interventionist footage: From Curt Barnes, a member of the North Pinellas Florida 912 Project, comes this explanation in an email I received…
UPDATE, 3:46p: Well, isn’t this interesting. The previously wrote that the AARP was defending Obamacare. Well, I’m guessing due to the growing furor by seniors over the euthanasian tenor of CNSNews.com is reporting: AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson issued a statement saying that the organization has not endorsed any legislation. “While the President was […]
“For President Obama, healthcare is a deeply moral issue.” I gagged at those opening words Reality Check website. I don’t need to remind pro-lifers about Obama’s “morality” on the issues of abortion and infanticide. But you may need reminding that Barnes previously served on the boards of both Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List. So she […]
There has been much talk the last few days on treatment of the elderly under the Obama healthcare plan. Was the 1973 movie Washington Times taking on the euthanasia component of Obamacare. First, Thompson reiterates the Left’s argument, which the AARP mouthpiece parroted, and of which you should be aware…
Assisted suicide is currently banned in the UK (a point of contention for many), but not so in Switzerland, where a famous conductor and his wife chose to end their lives this week. From the
by intern Andy M. Brian and Gerri Monaghan “went to battle” over 10 years ago, when in 1998, Brian received a call from his doctor. “Come and see me, but don’t drive,” the doctor told him – and the alarm bells went off, for Brian as he knew something must be seriously wrong. He was […]
As if people had trouble thinking of new ways to kill themselves, Australian physician Philip Nitschke, his country’s “Dr. Death,” is hosting a “do-it-yourself” suicide workshop “in a seaside retirement town” in the UK, according to the Exit International, a right-to-die organization, blames “centuries of religious claptrap” for the opposition he has faced: There needs […]
The 2nd International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide entitled “Never Again” will be held at the National Conference Center in Landsdowne, VA on May 29 – 30, 2009 (near Dulles airport) and is possibly the most important conference ever on assisted suicide.
UPDATE, 2/9, 3:40p: I emailed the Diocese of Paterson to ask for confirmation one way or the other on Barbara Ciccone’s status. It sent me the following statement: The patient died at 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 6 ,while being fed, of her terminal illness at Hospice of N.J. in Wayne. There was no wake […]
UPDATE, 12/15, 7a: From judge forcing assisted suicide on her state… and on the heels of a picking pro-euthanasia attorney Thomas Perrilli (who represented Michael Schiavo) for his transition team… comes this from
Above is video of Lauren Richardson, most certainly not “brain dead” as written previously about Lauren, a brain-damaged 23-year-old who overdosed on heroin in August 2006 while 3-4 months pregnant. Lauren was kept on life support until she delivered a healthy baby girl in February 2007. Then Lauren’s mother, Edith Towers, began a legal battle […]
Abortion in India is illegal after 20 weeks, in large part to stop female feticide. Today’s
Most in the Evangelical world are familiar with Joni Eareckson Tada’s story. Not sure if she’s so well known in Catholic circles. Joni was left a teen quadriplegic in 1967 after a diving accident. Her 1976 book, KSLR Take A Stand radio show is raising sponsorship for 75 wheelchairs for Joni’s Cuba, Peru.
by highlights a recent exchange on the
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from MA who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon – that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed […]
On May 24 the Orlando Sentinel published a story describing Terri Schiavo as “brain dead,” even worse than the oft-cited yet wrong “persistent vegetative state” MSM more often attributes to her. Brain dead is what one is at organ harvest time, kept alive only by machines. After repeated attempts to contact OS by phone and […]
It’s all in the attitude. Every life has merit and is worth living. We mourn the loss of this fighter and express appreciation for her loving family. From the
Pro-lifer Leslie Hanks spent several days praying and protesting outside the facility where Terri Schindler Schiavo was starved and dehydrated to death in 2005. Yesterday marked the 3rd anniversary of Terri’s death. Leslie has submitted visual reminders of that time. Here is the 1st. See 7 more on page 2. 3 of a kind…
Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the killing by dehydration and starvation of Terri Schindler Schiavo, and Priests for Life have Townhall.com today. In it he takes all 3 presidential candidates to task for opposing governmental attempts to intervene to stop Terri from being so cruelly killed…
A comment on MSNBC reported March 24 – in a well-done article, I might add – on the perinatal hospice movement, growing as doctors are able to diagnose more fetal handicaps earlier. There are now 55 such programs nationwide, tracked
By: Mary Kay Hastings Just a few quotes from y’all about assisted suicide…you know, if the husband/wife/mother/father said their spouse/child/parent didn’t want to live, who are we to question it? Back to your hatefilled fantasies about everyone else – you have to invent the worst and pretend the only reason someone might have is because […]
By Bethany Kerr I’ve been thinking a lot about Lauren Richardson’s story, and about the comments thrown around about her by people supporting her starvation and death. Comments such as: “Lauren CAN’T think. Nothin’ up there anymore. Lauren has left the building. Breathing doesn’t mean life- brain means life. If the right circuits aren’t firing, […]