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Author: Gelfson Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 195716  
Subject: Re: life & death & feeding tubes Date: 11/1/2003 11:07 PM
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ogrecat,

I also have been following the Terry Schiavo case during my cross country treks via the news media, (e.g. Fox, ABC, Family News in Focus, and several other information broadcasters.) And true knowledge is very hard to get and remember from them or the liberal printed papers(e.g The New York Times)

You wrote: "...people say that removing a feeding tube leads to a hideous death." Starvation and dehydration are generally considred to be slightly below bieng burnt alive in a fire, and Strangulation. Most animals and humans will do nearly anything to alleviate the slow deaths that will occur. And yes there have been people rescued from those two historically.(Survivors of the Nazi death camps, come to mind.)

Medical opinion is at this time divided as to whether or not Terry is in a vegatative state or not. Her Cerebal Cortex is still with in her body since no one has removed her brain YET. Is her brain shrinking, again no clear cut evidence. Her husband(and potential murderer)has not permitted any rehabilitation therapy since Terry ended up in the state she is in currently.

The question is in reality should Terry be Euthanized by court order just because her husband is unwilling to pay for his wifes rehabilation.

"Are all the efforts to keep her 'alive' preventing her from going to heaven?" If she is/was a Christian before her death then WHEN SHE DIES, she will go to heaven. Even If she is MURDERED!

"Where is the 'soul' when someone is brain dead or vegetative or in a coma?" For that matter where is the soul to be found when someone is 'brain alive' and not vegatative (only a couch potato) and not in a comma?

From the little that I've caught on TV and and published photographs of Terry is is alive. Her mental abilities appear to be in the non-verbal age catagories. But she is far from being a vegetable.

Miracles can and do happen. I keep praying that one will occur for Terry.

Gelfson
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