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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Terri's Murder Begins Anew

Terri's feeding tubes have been removed. Worse, in the last court order from Judge Greer, his language has changed considerably from the initial order to withhold "artificial life support," referring to feeding tubes then, to "feeding tubes", to "nutrition and hydration." Yep, that includes feeding her from a spoon. The judge just wants her starved even if she can swallow on her own -- something that has never been diagnosed properly by a simple swallowing test, by the way. Just in case you're one of those who still think of Terri as being in a vegetative state, here's comprehensive report on two glaring facts:
  • Terri has never been given the requisite MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) because her legal guardian, her husband, consistently forbade it, and
  • the diagnosis for permanent vegetative state (PVS) that the court recognizes was one given by perhaps the most prominent euthanasia advocate whose published opinions include withholding even natural nutrition and hydration (spoon and cup) from Alzheimer patients
So if you think you know enough to say that Terri is in PVS, THINK AGAIN. And just in case you think this is a clear right-to-die issue, read this report about why this is about millions of dollars in an on-going practice of judges and court-appointed legal guardians milking their wards for all their worth. Terri, her brother, her sister and her parents need our prayers. If you're in the US, you can help even more by going on the phone to talk to your House representatives and senators. Why is there this rush to kill Terri? Why can't they wait for Congress to investigate? You'd think that such an investigation would be good for everyone, to get things straight once and for all. So why are Michael Schaivo, George Felos and George Greer in such a hurry? What have they got to lose in waiting?

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