Friday, April 08, 2005

(UPDATED) Here we go again ....

... a granddaughter (aided and abetted by a judge) has twisted the legal system to have her grandmother placed in a hospice, then have her feeding tube removed.

(Hat tip to Mrs. Greyhawk ... you need to check out her daily Dawn Patrols! MajorDad is on top of this, too.)

Actually, this is even more egregious than the legalized killing of Terri Schaivo ... for the grandmother is neither terminal, in a vegetative state, nor even comatose ... and has a living will which clearly states that removal of a feeding tube is to be done ONLY if she is comatose or vegetative. The legal twists and turns are also much more egregious than in the Schaivo case ... compared to that case, this case has had almost no judicial oversight beyond a single lawyer and the attorney for the hospice.

Why is the granddaughter doing this? This will chill your heart ...

"grandmama is old and I think it is time she went home to Jesus," Gaddy told Magouirk's brother and nephew, McLeod and Ken Mullinax. "She has glaucoma and now this heart problem, and who would want to live with disabilities like these?"

Lady, it's not your call ... and you're the kind of idiot who makes my own calling harder.

Tell me we aren't fostering a "culture of death" these days ...

UPDATE: Common sense prevails! The grandmother is now at the University of Alabama - Birmingham medical center, where she is receiving the nourishment ... and medical care ... she needs, over the protest of the granddaughter -- who told the court that the grandmother's removal from the hospice would result in "irreparable harm". (Can you say "ironic"? -- thanks to Greyhawk for following up on his wife's good work!)

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