Baxter v. Montana: Assisted-Suicide Lobby Group does not get What it Wanted

By Alex Schadenberg(Executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition)January 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Dec. 31, the Supreme Court of Montana issued a split decision in which it denied victory to Compassion & Choices on its quest for a right to “aid in dying” based on the…

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It is good that the court acknowledged that there are circumstances in which euthenasia may be justifiable but this is hardly a landmark decision. The real landmark decision was made by a grand jury in 2007; not to indict doctors and nurses who euthenized patients in the aftermath of Katrina.

[quote="EmperorNapoleon, post:2, topic:181735"]
The real landmark decision was made by a grand jury in 2007; not to indict doctors and nurses who euthenized patients in the aftermath of Katrina.

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:( Wow, I didn't know of that... If we mean the same thing... That anyone had the gall to rename the cold-blooded murder of unsuspecting patients, without ever informing them that he was going to kill them, without ever asking their permission to do so, to rename this heinous crime as "euthanasia"...

"Euthanasia" and "assisted suicide" used to mean killing someone who wanted and asked to be killed...

What happened at Memorial Medical Center on Napoleon Ave. and S. Claiborne Ave... That wasn't euthanasia even by the standards of the advocates of euthanasia... that was MURDER.

nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2009/08/state_attorney_general_refuses.html

Here's thelastjedi's comment from the nola website:

Katrina was a preview of Obamacare. When Gran and Gramps get in the way, the government panel will remove them for you. I figure Pou and Cook ought to be nominees for the local Obamacare death committee.

So, I guess, “euthanasia” is what the “pro-choice doctors” do nowadays.

They just “choose” to kill their patients, without ever asking them. Just as pregnant women “choose” to abort their babies, without asking them. Hey, it’s logical… :shrug: :eek: :eek: :eek: :frowning:

Also, I guess, that's what our "compassionate" and "pro-choice" government will do to us, under Obamacare. They will make the hard "choices" for us, no questions asked, no input needed from us... They will make the "choice" of who should live, and who should die... Whom do they need, and who has become a burden to them...

[quote="Joseph_L_Varga, post:3, topic:181735"]
What happened at Memorial Medical Center on Napoleon Ave. and S. Claiborne Ave... That wasn't euthanasia even by the standards of the advocates of euthanasia... that was MURDER.

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It was justifiable euthanasia and the grand jury agreed with that assessment.

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It was justifiable euthanasia and the grand jury agreed with that assessment.

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Those two doctors murdered their unsuspecting patients. The patients had no idea that they were being injected with a lethal dose. They never asked to be killed, and the doctors never told them that they were going to kill them.

That's not euthanasia. That's MURDER.

Btw, if anyone was naive enough to think we shouldn’t fight the legalization of euthanasia, what happened in New Orleans Memorial Med Ctr after Katrina should wake them up to reality.

The murderers are going to kill people without asking them and then just call their murder “euthanasia”.

[quote="Joseph_L_Varga, post:7, topic:181735"]
Those two doctors murdered their unsuspecting patients. The patients had no idea that they were being injected with a lethal dose. They never asked to be killed, and the doctors never told them that they were going to kill them.

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The patients who were euthanized had D.N.R. orders. The doctors and nurses had to make tough choices in appalling conditions. The hospital had no electricity or running water and rescue craft were few and days apart. The patients euthanized were terminally ill, depended on machines to live, and/or simply could not be evacuated so they were left with the choice to either watch them die a slow and painful death in the sweltering heat with no way to treat them or they could euthanize them and let them go in peace and with what little dignity they had left. Either way, those patients would be dead. What would you have done? Would you have told those patients that they were going to die because their government and the corporate owners of LifeCare had abandoned them or would you have let them go in peace?

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