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  • Ukraine - Euthanasia Information
    Right to Suicide U S Supreme Court What about Terminally Ill Return to the Euthanasia com Home Page

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/ukrain.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Sermon Delivered by Bishop Clemens August Count of Galen on August 3, 1941
    The first batch of innocent folk have left Marienthal under sentence of death and I am informed that no less than eight hundred cases from the institution of Waestein have now gone And so we must await the news that these wretched defenceless patients will sooner or later lose their lives Why Not because they have committed crimes worthy of death not because they have attacked guardians or nurses as to cause the latter to defend themselves with violence which would be both legitimate and even in certain cases necessary like killing an armed enemy soldier in a righteous war No these are not the reasons why these unfortunate patients are to be put to death It is simply because that according to some doctor or because of the decision of some committee they have no longer a right to live because they are unproductive citizens The opinion is that since they can no longer make money they are obsolete machines comparable with some old cow that can no longer give milk or some horse that has gone lame What is the lot of unproductive machines and cattle They are destroyed I have no intention of stretching this comparison further The case here is not one of machines or cattle which exist to serve men and furnish them with plenty They may be legitimately done away with when they can no longer fulfil their function Here we are dealing with human beings with our neighbours brothers and sisters the poor and invalids unproductive perhaps But have they therefore lost the right to live Have you or I the right to exist only because we are productive If the principle is established that unproductive human beings may be killed then God help all those invalids who in order to produce wealth have given their all and sacrificed their strength of body If all unproductive people may thus be violently eliminated then woe betide our brave soldiers who return home wounded maimed or sick Once admit the right to kill unproductive persons then none of us can be sure of his life We shall be at the mercy of any committee that can put a man on the list of unproductives There will be no police protection no court to avenge the murder and inflict punishment upon the murderer Who can have confidence in any doctor He has but to certify his patients as unproductive and he receives the command to kill If this dreadful doctrine is permitted and practised it is impossible to conjure up the degradation to which it will lead Suspicion and distrust will be sown within the family itself A curse on men and on the German people if we break the holy commandment Thou shalt not kill which was given us by God on Mount Sinai with thunder and lightning and which God our Maker imprinted on the human conscience from the beginning of time Woe to us German people if we not only licence this heinous offence but allow it to be committed with impunity I will now give you a concrete example of what is taking place here A fifty five year old peasant from a country parish near Münster I could give you his name has been cared for in the clinic of Marienthal for some years suffering from some mental derangement He was not hopelessly mad in fact he could receive visitors and was always pleased to see his family About a fortnight ago he had a visit from his wife and a soldier son who was home on leave from the front The latter was devoted to his sick father Their parting was sad for they might not see each other again as the lad might fall in battle As it happens this son will never set eyes on his father again because he is on the list of the unproductives A member of the family who was sent to see the father at Marienthal was refused admission and was informed that the patient had been taken away on the orders of the Council of Ministers of National Defence His whereabouts was unknown The family would receive official notification in due course What will this notice contain Will it be like all the others namely that the man is dead and that the ashes of his body will be sent on the receipt of so much money to defray expenses And so the son who is now risking his life at the front for his German compatriots will never again see his father These are the true facts and the names of all those concerned are available Thou shalt not kill God engraved this commandment on the souls of men long before any penal code laid down punishment for murder long before any court prosecuted and avenged homicide Cain who killed his brother Abel was a murderer long before courts or states came into existence and plagued by his conscience he confessed Guilt like mine is too great to find forgiveness and I shall wander over the earth a fugitive anyone I meet will slay me Because of His love for us God has engraved these commandments in our hearts and has made them manifest to us They express the need of our nature created by God They are the unchangeable and fundamental truths of our social life grounded on reason well pleasing to God healthful and sacred God Our Father wishes by these precepts to gather us His children about Him as a hen shelters her brood under her wings If we are obedient to His commands then we are protected and preserved against the destruction with which we are menaced just as the chicks beneath the wings of the mother Jerusalem Jerusalem how often have I been ready to gather thy children together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings and thou didst refuse it Does history again repeat itself here in Germany in our land of Westphalia

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/galen.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Brownback Applauds Launch of Schindler Schiavo Foundation
    focus on advocating for the right to life of individuals with disabilities On March 31 2005 Terri Schiavo died of starvation because her feeding tube had been removed approximately two weeks earlier Brownback continued Terri s plight highlighted the core question about the protection of human life does the dignity with which we treat individuals depend on their physical or mental status as human beings If a person s dignity

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/brownbackschiavo.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Michael Schiavo tells Gov. Bush to Butt Out on ABCs Nightline Schiavo
    United States Supreme Court and for a governor to come into this without any education on the subject and push his personal views into this and have his Republican legislation pass laws so that this doesn t happen Schiavo said according to an ABC transcript of the interview He s basically jumping right over the state court s decision We might as well not have any state courts Michael Schiavo condemned attempts by Bush and the Florida legislature to prevent Terri Schiavo s feeding tube from being removed by passing legislation saying that unless there was a written directive no one can deny a person food and water The Florida Senate is debating mirror legislation that is less sweeping it would deny the removal of food and hydration if family members disagree on the measure unless there is a pre existing written directive from the disabled person Michael also revealed that the State has picked up the tab for Terri Schiavo s hospice care normally 80 000 per year for at least the past two years as she is regarded as indigent Of the 1 million settlement Michael received from the suit launched against Terri s doctors Michael took home

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/terrihusband.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Orthodox Jewish Leader Speaks Out against Schiavo Death Order
    Jewish organization Agudath Israel appealed to Michael Schiavo Wednesday to recognize that what a court may consider legal can still constitute a grave violation of a higher law and asked him to please allow your wife to continue to live None of us can claim to know what constitutes a meaningful existence Rabbi Avi Shafran the organization s director of public affairs said And all of us have a responsibility

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/terriorthodox.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Vatican Issues Third Intervention Against Forced Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo
    station Radio Vaticana Bishop Sgreccia said Even if it is not habitual of this Academy to interject supporting specific cases of human suffering or threats to life Mrs Terri Schiavo s case goes beyond individual situations due to her exemplary character and the importance that the media have rightly attributed to it Silence in this case could have been interpreted as approval with consequences that could go greatly beyond the specific case The bishop said Mrs Shiavo should be considered a living human deprived of full conscience whose juridical rights should be recognized respected and defended Sgreccia Noted that the removal of the gastric probe from her in these conditions could be considered direct euthanasia because it is an integral part of the way in which Mrs Terri Schiavo can be fed and hydrated Bishop Sgreccia said As far as we can see prohibiting someone access to food and water represents a ruthless way to kill that person We feel it our duty to affirm that such a decision goes against the rights of Mrs Terri Schiavo and therefore constitutes an abuse of the juridical authority In conclusion he warned A juridical precedence would be created and would present euthanasia

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/terrivatican.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Former Patient On Vegetative State Diagnoses (PVS)
    for the diagnosis Last week Kate Adamson appeared on the Fox News Channel program The O Reilly Factor to relate that she was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state and like Terri Schiavo her feeding tube was removed only to be reinserted after eight days after her lawyer husband threatened to sue the hospital if they did not reinsert it Adamson also refuted the testimony of Terri s husband

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/veg.html (2016-02-14)
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  • "Mercy" Killing Trials Analyzed
    nurse may have killed 20 A Georgia mother has confessed to shooting her two sons to end their suffering Why this rash of murders Ryan Ross of the Hemlock Society a supporter of mercy killing speculates It is common for caregivers and relatives and loved ones to want to do something to help Ross said As defense lawyers tug at the heartstrings of jurors in these cases Ross hopes their messages will affect public opinion Even in cases where somebody has engaged in murder it s important to remember what their motive was in ending the life of somebody who was in pain and suffering he said Jonathan Imbody of the Christian Medical Society thinks God is being forgotten We have lost perspective of the eternal as a society Imbody said And we ve come to think that all there is to life is what s going on in our bodies He said true compassion doesn t involve murder or assisted suicide True compassion doesn t mean killing the patient Imbody said True compassion doesn t mean killing your loved one It means coming alongside them to provide physical and spiritual comfort He said the outcomes of these trials will

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/mercytrials.html (2016-02-14)
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