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  • Pope Francis Highlights Worth and Dignity of the Disabled
  • 4/18/2014
  • *April 18, 2014 (LifeNews.com)* - In preparation for Easter Sunday, Pope Francis decided today to highlight the worth and dignity of disabled people - including washing the feet of 12 disabled patients at a care center.
  • Trooper's Road to Recovery after TBI
  • 4/17/2014
  • (keloland.com) - In uniform and behind the wheel, South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Steen (pictured) has returned to the job he left 18 months ago after he was seriously hurt in the line of duty. "I worked pretty hard to get back from what people were thinking I was going to.
  • Some Dutch Pharmacists Say No to Euthanasia
  • 4/16/2014
  • (NRO) - As we move into a morally polyglot society-with the culture of death rushing to the fore-the question of medical conscience will become increasingly hot button. This is apparently already occurring in the Netherlands where many pharmacists apparently refuse to dispense drugs for use in lethal injection doctor-administered homicides. From the DutchNews.nl story:
  • Swiss Suicide Clinic Helped Second Woman 'Tired of Life' to Die
  • 4/15/2014
  • (express.co.uk) - The 99-year-old Londoner, who was not terminally ill or severely disabled, felt her time had come to an end. Her decision mirrors that of an art teacher, known only as Anne, who travelled to the Dignitas Clinic near Zurich on March 27 to end her life.
  • Terri Schiavo's Brother Comments on Pope Francis, Bishop Robert Lynch, and Working on Behalf of the Severely Disabled
  • 4/14/2014
  • (By Matt C. Abbott/Renew America) - The following is an email interview I recently conducted with Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, whose notorious murder by starvation and dehydration occurred in 2005.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries a Significant Public Health Problem
  • 4/11/2014
  • (24-7PressRelease) - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 138 people die every day from injuries associated with brain injury.
  • Belgian Docs Give Selves OK to Kill ICU Patients
  • 4/10/2014
  • (NRO) - The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has published a statement by the Belgian Society of Critical Care Medicine giving ICU docs the right to kill patients-even though euthanasia in the country is supposed to only be consensual.
  • The Dignity of Dying
  • 4/09/2014
  • (by Bridget Green) - Within the last month we've marked the anniversaries of two important deaths that, while linked inextricably because of when they occurred, could not have been more different.
  • 10 Years Since His Accident and Kevin Goff Has Been Recovering Ever Since
  • 4/08/2014
  • (OregonLive.com) - May 20, 2004, Kevin Goff slipped off a trail he was hiking on with a friend at Eagle Creek in the Columbia Gorge. He was airlifted to OHSU where he started his recovery from a traumatic brain injury.
  • Feeding Tube Removed Despite Court Order
  • 4/07/2014
  • (Wesley J. Smith/NRO) - Texas has a medical futility-what I call Futile Care Theory-law permitting doctors to remove wanted life-support that works from a patient based on their views about quality of life.