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October 28, 2006

'As humans, we're called to care for one another'

"Once we accept a standard for killing somebody based on a subjective condition, where does it stop?" Bobby Schindler, Terri's younger brother, asked during an interview. "I don't know where it's going to go. As humans, we're called to care... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:41 AM

From the Archives: Barbara Weller

Terri Schiavo Attorney's Impromtu Interview with John Sipos.... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:55 AM

October 27, 2006

A Family in Need

On October 1, 2006, Eric Dyke and Danyale Lloyd were injured in a motorcycle accident. The driver of the vehicle was blinded by the sun and pulled out in front of him. Eric is suffering from massive head trauma, punctures... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:17 AM

October 26, 2006

Censored! - Charlotte Wyatt Blog

The British Courts appear to have decided that information or pictures of Charlotte Wyatt should no longer be available to the public. An order was put out on the 20th of October and Google's Blogger.com has deleted the website today.... [more]

Posted by joshua at 10:56 PM

October 22, 2006

Experimenting with live patients

Wesley J. Smith comments in this report on bioethicists who "would feel right at home in a world in which unconscious people are converted into mere biological machines." Smith notes that: ...some of our most prominent bioethical and philosophical thinkers... [more]

Posted by Mary at 10:36 AM

October 19, 2006

Family of brain-damaged woman denied custody

This article reports that the husband of Samira Salmassi choked her, which caused his wife to be in a "persistant vegetative state." Samira's brother wants to take care of her, but a judge ruled that the brother couldn't take care... [more]

Posted by Mary at 2:18 PM | Comments (1)

October 15, 2006

Killing the Disabled

North Korea's nuclear weapons program is indeed reason for concern and alarm. However, while the world focuses the regime's future plans for its atomic bomb, the most hideous of acts are already being carried out:THE North Korean regime's obsession with... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:31 AM

October 11, 2006

The Euthanasia Blues

NANAIMO, British Columbia, October 11, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A blunt, compelling music video on YouTube produced by a Canadian disability rights advocate warns of the threat euthanasia poses to the aged, the ill and people living with disabilities. "Euthanasia... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:58 PM

Whose ethics?

The recent article endorsing the use of PVS patients for barbaric experiements brought this stinging commentary. Recent articles in the "Journal of Medical Ethics" have gone so far as to call for designating someone in this condition as "dead," saying... [more]

Posted by Mary at 8:59 AM

October 10, 2006

No Longer in a Permanent Vegetative State

On Oct. 7, 2004, 9-year old Devon Rivers became sickened with a mysterious illness that left in a coma: Eventually, he was moved to a pediatric nursing care center, where he received daily physical therapy that kept his muscles from... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:11 PM

October 8, 2006

The Wrongful Death Of Terri Schindler Schiavo

The North Country Gazette has the commentary: There's something wrong in Florida. No, we're not talking about the Mark Foley e-mail sex scandal involving the House page program or if House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other Republican leaders knew and... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:30 AM

October 6, 2006

Experiment on and take the organs of the Disabled?

Pamela F. Hennessy writes for the North Country Gazette:The October 2006 issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) features an opinion piece penned by Dr. Heather Draper of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics titled "Research and patients in a... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:39 AM

October 5, 2006

Suzanne Vitadamo Tells About Family's Fight

Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri Schiavo's sister, spoke at Ohio Right to Life's conference in Columbus and received press coverage by the Columbus Dispatch. Here are a couple excellent quotes: "[Terri] was not terminal; she was not brain dead. She was disabled.... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:03 AM

October 4, 2006

Compassion

Commissioned by Stephen G. Peroutka, chairman of the National Pro-Life Action Center (NPLAC), and created by artist Ron Berry, this beautiful sculpture represents the compassion Terri Schiavo received during her last moments. An angel comforts and shields Terri with one... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:52 PM

Do they really want to experimenting on the incapacitated?

A recent article appearing in the Journal of Medical Ethics addresses the suggestion that medical experiments should be conducted on those who are considered in a permanent vegetative state. A chilling, if not frightening, account is reported by BioEdge:What should... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:15 PM

October 1, 2006

Blogging for Terri

Scott Kirwin (The Razor) recalls the blogging efforts on behalf of Terri Schiavo in his Washington Times commentary New light shone on Schiavo case. Scott remains puzzled, as do I, at the "vicious attacks leveled at those of us who... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:29 AM