Euthanasia

Australian euthanasia bills designed to eliminate the disabled, sick

Update: the euthanasia bill was defeated in the South Australian parliament. Today there will be a debate and vote on the Parnell/Key euthanasia bills in South Australia. These bills are identical, one being in the upper house and one in the lower house. The Parnell/Key bills are deceptively titled: Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (End of Life Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2010. What these bills do is they legalize euthanasia in South Australia by amending the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995. Legalizing euthanasia means that the law will allow a physician to directly and intentionally […]
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A life beyond reason – a must-read story

Many people will tell you about a book that you must read or a movie that you must see. The following article is, without a question, an article that you must read. It may be one of the most profound articles about the disability perspective that I have ever read. Thank you Chris and August Gabbard. Note: Chris Gabbard is an associate professor of English at the University of North Florida. This essay is from Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy, published this month by Rutgers University Press. A Life Beyond Reason By Chris Gabbard My […]
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Fr. Pavone: Terri Shiavo’s room was thick with prayers and thoughts of supporters

OTTAWA, May 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Priests for Life Director Fr. Frank Pavone gave a moving address at the annual Rose Dinner of the Canadian March for Life last Thursday. Recalling that he was with Terri Schiavo until approximately five minutes before her death, Fr. Pavone revealed details of his experiences. The priest recalled that he had regular access to Terri in the hospital and that she was in no way dying prior to her imposed death by starvation. “She was very responsive to me, she closed her eyes when I prayed with her she opened her eyes at the […]
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Ten year old arrested for giving food to Terri Schiavo apologizes

TAMPA BAY, August 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ten year-old Joshua Heldreth, the eldest of eight children, was arrested on Good Friday of this year for trespassing while attempting to bring a drink of water to Miss Terri Schaivo. Days later Schiavo died of intentional dehydration. In court Joshua pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered to write an apology for his actions. The boy whose arrest photo was splashed on front pages of newspapers across the nation wrote in his apology letter, “I was arrested on Good Friday for trespassing on the hospice center’s […]
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