Is Starving Someone To Death Humane?


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Oy vey :) last comment = funny but horrible hehe. I did hear something last night about someone(doctor) saying she "tried" to speak when asked if she wanted to live. I was like uuuh, yeah right very possible./me holds breath

She spoke? WOW, thats as amazeing as when the virgin mary appeared in my grilled cheese. Its a very sad situation for her parents who are not ready to say goodbye.

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Oy vey :) last comment = funny but horrible hehe. I did hear something last night about someone(doctor) saying she "tried" to speak when asked if she wanted to live. I was like uuuh, yeah right very possible./me holds breath

typing "hehe and haha" after everything you type = annoying :D

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In response to the original post that started this thread, the technology to insert a feeding tube and properly administer nutrition through the pump to which it is connected is fairly new technology. Since it's actually quite a complicated system, it is considered a "medical treatment" and as such can be removed by whoever has the power to decide such things. If you don't remember, there were thousands of years before that little device was ever invented. Do you think this is the first time a person not able to feed themselves, or even be fed by another person, has gone without a feeding tube? If this were who knows how many years ago, the girl would have been dead 15 years ago. People in her state rarely feel pain or hunger. This is where the conclusion of a no pain starvation came from. Of course it sucks to starve when you have full bran functions. It sucks to go without lunch, most of the time. I agree with the statement that the parents are being selfish. It's been 15 years, she's not gonna get better. If you look at it without taking feelings and human life into account, she is a burden on all the people around her, both financially and emotionally. Imagine the number of people that could have had their lives saved if the money, food, and general amount of energy had been invested elsewhere. My great uncle is currently in the hospital not far from passing. He flat out refused to take any oxygen because he knew that if he got the oxygen, a girl on the floor below him would die because of it. It's sad that anyone has to die, but we all do at some time. Why delay what should happen? My great uncle understood giving up what could keep him alive for a few more days to keep someone else alive for much more than a few days. I can't see why other people think that she is being tortured or mistreated. You seem to be losing sight of the bigger picture.

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15 years...

Man, if I was in a coma that long I wouldn't want to deal with the stuff one would have to deal with when waking up, so I'd say axe me right away...

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anyone else remember when the US accidently bombed those Iraqi factories and found out that nothing was in them? Colombine shooting happened at the exact time so you didn't hear about the bombings till weeks later. Could Terri be another sneaky government bait-and-switch? I smell conspiracy! Gimmie my tinfoil hat quick!

Seriously though, the parents say that Terri has been suffering due to lack of food, but how about the pain of laying in the same spot for 15 years, unable to move! They talk about having mercy, but mercy would have been letting her pass a long time ago.

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Seriously though, the parents say that Terri has been suffering due to lack of food, but how about the pain of laying in the same spot for 15 years, unable to move! They talk about having mercy, but mercy would have been letting her pass a long time ago.

Amen.

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anyone else remember when the US accidently bombed those Iraqi factories and found out that nothing was in them? Colombine shooting happened at the exact time so you didn't hear about the bombings till weeks later. Could Terri be another sneaky government bait-and-switch? I smell conspiracy! Gimmie my tinfoil hat quick!

Seriously though, the parents say that Terri has been suffering due to lack of food, but how about the pain of laying in the same spot for 15 years, unable to move! They talk about having mercy, but mercy would have been letting her pass a long time ago.

Thats pretty much what I have been saying the whole post. Heh

Ken, I know what alot of things feel like. I have spent 4 years of my life visiting a hostipal two times a week for the whole year(remember: four years)... Thats alot. Just because she has the morphine (so the media says) doesn't mean it is very humanistic. But I say again, I do believe she should be allowed to die. And I believe however it has to be done... it should.

Matt, She is not clinically braindead.

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