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posticon How Long Do You Want To Live and How Do You Want To Die? by John Cali and Spirit

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I recently read an article about the death of a 21-month-old baby girl in Texas. She’d fallen into her family’s swimming pool, was revived and rushed to the hospital.

The doctors, after many weeks of various medical procedures, decided she could not survive. She’d gone without oxygen too long, and her organs had shut down. Yet she was still alive.

Her parents begged the “authorities” to end her suffering. They refused. The family decided to remove her feeding tube because, in Texas, that was their only legal alternative.… Read more

posticon Doctor Death by John Cali

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As many of you have probably heard, Jack Kevorkian died today. Known as “Doctor Death,” Kevorkian was a medical doctor who helped over 130 terminally ill patients commit suicide.

Criticized by many, supported by some, Dr. Kevorkian spent his entire professional career raising public awareness about euthanasia for terminally ill people.… Read more