July 27, 2005
Let's Stop With the Euphemisms-They Killed Terri SchiavoTopics: Commentary
VATICAN CITY, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, said this week, in relation to the death by dehydration of Terri Schiavo, that food and water are never considered medicine. "Let's stop with the euphemisms-they killed her," he emphasized, according to a Catholic News Agency report.
"To remove [food and water] means euthanasia, it means killing, and so this woman was killed by hunger and starvation. Let's stop with the euphemisms--they killed her," he said. "Food and hydration are never considered medicine."
Criticizing the legal framework that allowed an otherwise non-terminal woman from being put to death, Cardinal Barragan added, "many times there are laws that are called laws but are nothing more than arbitrary norms."
Posted by tim at July 27, 2005 12:42 PM
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