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April 16, 2005
"The Telegraph" covers Magouirk
Although the case seems to be completely solved, it is heartening to see that finally a major newspaper--The Telegraph (in the UK) has taken up the story. Not only did they write about it, but they seem to have gotten all the facts correct. It is also nice that they realized that a living will does not take care of the problems, as the main stream media would like us all to believe.
When Mae Magouirk drew up a living will, she believed that it would protect her in her twilight years and head off any family squabbling over medical care at the end of her life.
For all her precautions, there was no immediate cause for alarm when the 81-year-old widow from Georgia was admitted to hospital recently, suffering heart problems which doctors considered were treatable.
Yet in a case that echoes the debate over the removal of a feeding tube from Terri Schiavo, Mrs Magouirk was starved and dehydrated for 10 days, in contravention of her written instructions, after her grand-daughter became her legal guardian and decided that Mrs Magouirk was "ready to go home with Jesus". Continue reading. . .
Cross posted on: Sounding the Trumpet
Posted by joshua at April 16, 2005 10:09 PM
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