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RedDye40 October 29th, 2014 11:10am

A child was born w/ health problems, she cannot eat, drink, walk or talk & req's constant care. A routine surgery left her screaming in constant pain. A judge allowed the hospital to remove her feeding tube allowing her to die. The decision was...

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gjb2779
10/30/14 5:35 am

I'm assuming the parents approved of this first and saying right to die. How unbelievably heartbreaking for the parents I can't imagine experiencing this. Weird that they couldn't have euthanized with morphine instead of removing feeding tube though.

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pietsch Another Adoring Fan
10/29/14 9:44 pm

Used to be, if a person couldn't eat, they did die. Medical intervention was not keeping her alive, it was prolonging a painful death.

StoneRoots
10/29/14 5:32 pm

Wait where are the parents in this situation?

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StoneRoots
10/29/14 5:33 pm

A judge allowed a hospital to do this or a judged allowed the parents to make the call?

koalapanda The Universe
10/29/14 5:27 pm

I wouldn't remove the tube. I'd put the baby to sleep then give it a lethal injection. that's the most humane way I'd see of that.

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NikkiKitti47
10/29/14 5:22 pm

She had the right to die. She wasn't living a happy life.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
10/29/14 4:00 pm

It's a bit of both. She should have the right to die, but starving her to death is cruel. We treat our pets better than that.

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
10/29/14 2:40 pm

He abused his power by giving her more options?

No. That was a good ruling

ThomasK
10/29/14 6:04 pm

Unfortunately any form of euthanasia is illegal. Sadly starvation is basically the only option.

EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 12:04 pm

Thank goodness the right decision was made.

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Brrrrrrrrr
10/29/14 9:59 am

I found it agreeable until the very last sentence. "It shouldn't have to be a mother's decision to end their child's life, doctors should be able to take that away from you." There is some ambiguity in what she is saying.

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Brrrrrrrrr
10/29/14 10:02 am

If she is advocation for doctors to be able to take the decision away from parents without their consent, that absolutely is a terrible abuse.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/14 9:26 am

Why not call it the right to decline exceptional measures to prolong agony, and let nature take its course?

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/29/14 9:01 am

I'm a strong supporter of the right to die & this case is no exception for me.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/29/14 12:02 pm

This story is a perfect example of why I'm for right to die.

Wino I need a drink
10/29/14 8:50 am

Well I agree with the right to die in this instance, I wish they could have provided a pain free euthanasia rather than starving the child.

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bs75758 Michigan
10/29/14 8:58 am

Same here. It's sad that we can show that sort of compassion to animals, yet it's criminal to do the same for humans.

DuckAndCower
10/29/14 12:12 pm

We use more compassionate means for criminals who are put to death.

cowboy Here and There
10/29/14 8:39 am

That's what the parents wanted, not the judge.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/29/14 9:40 am

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cowboy Here and There
10/29/14 9:49 am

I can't imagine being in that situation. I'm just pointing out that it wasn't the judge's decision.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/29/14 9:52 am

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TomM
10/29/14 8:27 am

Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if this will have any effect on the debate in the US.

mrdudemanpants
10/29/14 8:03 am

With this kind of vote, I wonder why Kevorkian hasn't gotten his way. Or has he? I'm not terribly familiar with the current laws on assisted suicide.

TomM
10/29/14 8:26 am

It's allowed in Oregon, Washington and I think one other state. It's very limited though and I'm not sure they would have allowed this case.

FarmerManE djent
10/29/14 8:42 am

Washington Oregon Vermont and Montana. Lots of hoops to jump through though, except for Montana which hasn't outlined rules last I looked

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
10/29/14 7:55 am

Well that was uplifting. Right call though.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/29/14 7:10 am

Let that poor creature go. I have worked with children that our bodies. They can't eat, sleep, feed themselves, go to the bathroom. They could do absolutely nothing, they are just strapped to boards all day. That is not a life.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/29/14 7:05 am

Red...do you mind if i share this poll?

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/29/14 7:49 am

Thanks! Shared. Love your pumpkin, btw.

bs75758 Michigan
10/29/14 6:00 am

If a person has to be constantly hooked up to a machine to perform basic survival needs, then I think they have the right to die naturally.

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