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The humane way ?
It would appear to me that maybe lethal injection over starving and dehydrating would be more humane? If this is the path of choice...
if we let our pets starve to death we go to jail
I agree, but people don't want to step up, and admit what
they are doing. Sometimes it seems we're far better at killing than living.
Part of the legal/moral decision here, K,
is that a person in a persistent vegetative state has no perception of pain or suffering, so "inhumane" does not apply. There was a medical ethicist who addressed that specific point on the NBC Nightly News tonight.
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(NT) She feels her menstrual cramps Dave
Mull this over folks:
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson
Founding principle: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...."
UNALIENABLE - Not alienable; that cannot be alienated; that may not be transferred; as unalienable rights. [Websters 1828]
step down off that soap box
I agree with the current decison and trust you will not be in a simlar postion for me to so decide.
Ahhh, the Declaration of Independence is now a soapbox.
It will be a truly sad day if the American people ever give up their birthright for this cup of gruel.
Sounds to me as if he agrees with current decision
What life did she have? What liberty or pursuit of happiness?
If I were imprisoned in a body, I would want out. I would curse those who wanted me to remain in such a state. Terri, with her severely damaged brain may not give a hoot. But suppose she were lucid? That would be a thousand times worse.
(NT) Terri didn't decide this
What would have happend to this person
at the time the Declaration was written?
(NT) She'd be 16 years in the grave.
How about Chris Reeve ...
... Steven Hawking?