By Wesley j. Smith Imagine you are in a hospital or nursing home with a brain injury. Doctors say you are “not there,” but you are. And you hear doctors tell your family to stop giving you food and water! Imagine what that would feel like. And imagine the suffering that would cause! Kate Adamson, …Continue reading "Dehydrated Patients May be Aware!"
By Wesley J. Smith This is how far the culture of death has come. I reported earlier about the controversy in Canada in which a family wants a nursing home to stop spoon feeding their mother because she would not want to be kept alive with Alzheimer’s. But no one has the right to be …Continue reading "Nursing Home Won’t Starve Mother–Family Sues"
By Dave Andrusko Last week the mother and sisters of Robert Gensiak were arraigned on third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and neglect of care for a dependent person charges in the starvation death of a 32-year-old Taylor, Pennsylvania, man who had Down syndrome. Robert Gensiak had “wasted away to 69 pounds because his mother and sisters …Continue reading "Man with Down Syndrome dies after horrendous neglect"
Editor’s note. This can be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com The court-ordered starvation and dehydration death of Terri Schindler Schiavo seven years ago was truly a watershed moment in our nation. Millions of people both here and around the world became aware of Terri’s situation. They also suddenly faced the reality that we are willing to treat …Continue reading "“Terri’s Day”"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as member. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is an editorial in the British Medical Journal this week by a retired professor of philosophy titled ‘Sanctity of life law …Continue reading "People with severe dementia should be starved and dehydrated to death to save money says BMJ editorial"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday, after I thought about this the first time, the second time, and the third time, my plan was to systematically debunk a piece that had run in the British publication, the Mail. But by the time I got to reflection #4, I realized that “How I helped my mum to die” …Continue reading "“The Old Lady Who Would Not Die”"