Starchaser (starchaser57) wrote in real_debate,

Granddaughter yanks grandma's feeding tube

There were many of you that couldn't understand why the Schiavo case was such a big deal. Many were saying silly things like, "She's in a vegetative state so . . . ." and "I wouldn't want to live like . . . ." and "if she had only haed a living will." Well this article shows why the Schiavo case was a big deal. Now we will murder anyone who is an inconveince. This is a wicked wicked turn of events. We as a nation will pay for this evil.

Granddaughter yanks grandma's feeding tube
In a situation recalling the recent death of Terri Schiavo in Florida, an 81-year-old widow, denied nourishment and fluids for nearly two weeks, is clinging to life in a hospice in LaGrange, Ga., while her immediate family fights desperately to save her life before she dies of starvation and dehydration.

Mae Magouirk was neither terminally ill, comatose nor in a "vegetative state," when Hospice-LaGrange accepted her as a patient about two weeks ago upon the request of her granddaughter, Beth Gaddy, 36, an elementary school teacher.
In her living will, Magouirk stated that fluids and nourishment were to be withheld only if she were either comatose or "vegetative," and she is neither. Nor is she terminally ill, which is generally a requirement for admission to a hospice.

Yes, this is cross posted. It is way too important to not let everyone possible know.
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