March 23, 2007
Institutional Murder is CommonplaceTopics: Euthanasia
Park Pickup, founder of Human Life Matters, recently wrote about a woman (45) who developed pneumonia at the group home where she lived for ten years. She was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
Doctors spoke grimly about Jane's prognosis and advised her parents to put her in a hospice where she would be denied nutrition and hydration until she dies. Jane's parents who visited her twice a year throughout her decade at the group home agreed.
Jane was put in a hospice, sedated and denied fluids (1 week) and nutrition (2 weeks).
The hospice doctor who ordered this said Jane had no "quality of life" and could not be rehabilitated.Read the rest of Mark's article here and visit his organization's website, HumanLifeMatters.com
Additional Information: Mark writes,
The organization I founded, HumanLifeMatters (www.HumanLifeMatters.com) is the Canadian affiliate of the Florida based Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. This is why we were contacted regarding Jane and other people with developmental disabilities in danger of being killed by dehydration and starvation. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation is constantly getting calls concerning people who face the same fate as Terri Schiavo.
Posted by tim at March 23, 2007 3:08 AM
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