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April 9, 2005

Bloggers March as Mae Flees Hospice Death Camp

Topics: News

From the pages of Life Matters! . . .

As recently reported by my Blogs for Terri fellow author Richard here and elsewhere (and repeated with your kind indulgence to put the commentary that follows in context):

Just received telephone call (3:00 pm ET) from Ken Mullinax, nephew of Mae [Magouirk], followed by this e-mail:

Thanks to the support of all friends of Terri, my aunt Mae Magouirk has been air-lifted to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center...and [is] receiving IV fluids, nourishment and some of the finest medical care available in the United States! Praise be the name of the Lord God...

Thanks to Terri's friends...It would never ever have been possible without bloggers who love life and the truth! I am racing from my home to UAB now and will type a detailed update after I see my Aunt Mae! Thanks, guys, your calls, emails, blogs and prayers did it all!!!

I so love you guys!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Mullinax, nephew of Mae

It is not over yet--the opposition is still trying to get her back to the hospice--so keep fighting, bloggers and readers!

Editor's Note:

Ken, it looks like Cousin Beth may be suffering from "Michael Schiavo syndrome," whose chief symptom is a persistent urge to cause a family member to die prematurely.

Meanwhile--while it is we who salute you--not everyone shares your kind and generous assessment of our efforts, as witness the following rant that CURE is honored to have played its part in engendering:

Today a bunch of rightie bloggers are worked up over the case of a Georgia woman who they say is neither terminal nor comatose but is being deprived of care by a grandaughter who, naturally will inherit a bunch of money when Granny dies. In other words, they've found their new Terri Schiavo. [Editor's Note: They're not hard to find, just visit almost any hospice and most hospitals and nursing homes.]

Now, if the facts of the case are as the bloggers describe them, poor Granny is indeed being callously and cruelly starved to death. However, if the facts of the case are as the bloggers describe them, I will eat my sneakers.

Adidas, no doubt. Pass the salt! And remember, as Richard reminds us, keep fighting!

Posted by earl at April 9, 2005 9:58 PM

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I was going to rant right back at the person, Barbara, who wrote that but I clicked on the "rant" link in the text. After reading the first 2 posts on her site, it became apparent that her opinions aren't worth the time it took to type this comment.

She can go ahead and call me one of the "Fetus People" -- a title I'll wear with pride.

Posted by: Tom Spence at April 9, 2005 10:35 PM

I was talking about the last part of this post, NOT Ken.

Posted by: Tom Spence at April 9, 2005 10:37 PM

I think there is a chilling aspect to this... what starts out seemingly innocent and good intentioned: "Grandmama is old and I think it is time she went home to Jesus," ...soon can turn diabolically evil. Basically, cousin Beth may have had good intentions (in her mind, that is... combined with a measure of poor judgment)... but, once she chose that path, she probably didn't realize initially that she henceforth LOCKED herself into it... like a child locking themselves into a closet. Basically, what is cousin Beth going to now do if/when Mae revives? ..."grandmother, it's so good to see you. I hope you don't mind that I tried to kill you... I'm sure you'll agree that you'd preferred that these others hadn't forced you to stay alive? Right? Are they treating you at UAB as well as they did at the hospice? I made sure that you wouldn't feel pain at that the hospice. You didn't feel any pain there, right? By the way, am I still the sole beneficiary of you will?" ...Of course, only those people who have very high moral standards would be willing to take the hard way out and endure such harsh medicine instead of choosing the dark side... but would such people made the same choices as cousin Beth in the first place? Probably not... (who knows for sure? Each case is different. Even the best christian people sin or make mistakes.) Either way, its a scary situation. Interestingly, wnd.com and Kenneth's own words have been pretty gracious to Beth... lets hope that those sentiments are found correct.

Posted by: Rob McEwen at April 9, 2005 10:51 PM