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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Another Euthanasia Without Consent Case

A woman allegedly in a coma in Melbourne, Maria Korp, may be starved and dehydrated starting tomorrow. I say "allegedly" because, after the Terri Schiavo case in Florida earlier this year, I don't take reports from mainstream media at face value anymore. There is no mention of any terminal illness or condition. There is only a vague statement that "while it is difficult to know, Mrs Korp may die within one to two weeks after changing to palliative care." The cruel twist in Mrs. Korp's case is that the decision to remove the feeding tube does not come from any single member of her family. Not even by the husband who is in prison for allegedly colluding to her attempted murder. The decision was made by the public "advocate." Whatever happens, Mrs. Korp and her family need our prayers, especially her daughter. Not only is she going through her mother's condition, she also has to deal with what her father had done to her mother.

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