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Sanctity of Life

The Myth of the Persistent Vegetative State

February 4, 2010

I’ve always been a skeptic of the concept of the medical “Persistent Vegetative State.”  A lot of my skeptesism came from my father’s battle with brain cancer, which he ultimately lost back in 2002.  About a month before he died, my dad suffered a seizure that left him unable to breath on his own.  The [...]

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A Right to Life

January 22, 2010

Today marks the 37th anniversary of one of the worst legal decisions to come down from the Supreme Court in the history of this nation – Roe v. Wade.  So much has been said about the issue of abortion, and regular readers of this blog know where myself, Mike, and Ryan stand on the issue.  [...]

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Haleigh Poutre and the Sanctity of Life

November 20, 2008

Two years ago on these pages, I followed the remarkable story here in Massachusetts of young Haleigh Poutre.  A victim of abuse, she ended up on a feeding tube and breathing machine.  Doctors diagnosed her as being in a persistent vegetative state, and unable to recover.  The state wanted to bring murder charges against her [...]

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This is disgusting on so many levels

November 6, 2005

The Boston Globe has a story today about a young 11 year-old girl, Haleigh Poutre, who is on a breathing machine and a feeding tube. Her step-father is accused of nearly beating her to death, and her brain is likely permanently damaged. What has happened, however, is that the state has taken legal custody of [...]

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