September 19th, 2004

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JLU update

Decided to download "The Return" tonight instead of just waiting for the repeat tomorrow afternoon. Mainly because Sue seemed to go ape about the end. Plus, when Shelby and I watch it after going to the Almond Fest, we won't have to deal with commercials!

Three and a half hours to go. Yippie.
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Quick fic question

If your car runs out of gas, can you still run the heater as long as your battery has juice?

(Hour and a half on the dl. Too bad I have to go to bed.)
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Mercy

This is messed up.
FIRST, Dutch euthanasia advocates said that patient killing will be limited to the competent, terminally ill who ask for it. Then, when doctors began euthanizing patients who clearly were not terminally ill, sweat not, they soothed: medicalized killing will be limited to competent people with incurable illnesses or disabilities. Then, when doctors began killing patients who were depressed but not physically ill, not to worry, they told us: only competent depressed people whose desire to commit suicide is "rational" will have their deaths facilitated. Then, when doctors began killing incompetent people, such as those with Alzheimer's, it's all under control, they crooned: non-voluntary killing will be limited to patients who would have asked for it if they were competent.

And now they want to euthanize children.

In the Netherlands, Groningen University Hospital has decided its doctors will euthanize children under the age of 12, if doctors believe their suffering is intolerable or if they have an incurable illness.

Then again, here in the US there are stories of babies born during failed abortions being denied treatment... simply neglected until they died because they dared to survive the process... and groups claiming that a baby killed after birth but before the umbilical cord is cut isn't really murder.

Culture of death indeed.
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