On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), Not Dead Yet, and 12 other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such …Continue reading "Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability"
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!"
Editor’s note. This can also be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com The fight for Terri Schindler Schiavo’s life in 2005 captured the attention of the America public– and rightly so. Unfortunately, polling shows that many Americans still need to be educated about the fundamental right to life and that withdrawing food and fluids in not an act …Continue reading "Pro-Life Perspective: Withholding Food and Fluids, Part Two"
Editor’s note. Pro-life Perspective can be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com Eight years ago Terri Schindler Schiavo’s death by starvation and dehydration deeply troubled pro-lifers across the nation. Sadly, Terri is not the only individual to be starved and dehydrated simply because he or she is incompetent and disabled. And tragically, as we continue to see, she …Continue reading "Pro-Life Perspective: Withholding Food and Fluids, Part 1"
By Dave Andrusko It is both no consolation and also scary that pro-lifers were warning as far back as the 1980s that we were moving in the direction of legally sanctioning death by starvation and dehydration, the very fate that Terri Schiavo suffered in 2005. National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol …Continue reading "What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Withholding Food and Fluids, Part One.”"