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  • Rescind Jahi Death Certificate Request Coming
  • 2/15/2015
  • (NRO) - According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctor-the others are Shewmon and Calixto-has signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan says he will petition the California Secretary of State to rescind the death certificate. From the N.J.com story:
  • Repairing the Brain: Why We're Living in an Age of Neuroscience
  • 2/14/2015
  • (The Independent) - One of the most extraordinary stories in Norman Doidge's new book, The Brain's Way of Healing, is that of the Broadway singer, Ron Husmann. Husmann developed multiple sclerosis (MS) and, over a 30-year period, the disease robbed him of his rich baritone voice and most of the function of his limbs.
  • Schiavo Network Chair Talks about Euthanasia
  • 2/13/2015
  • (The Observer) - Brother Paul O'Donnell of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been at the forefront of the work to help assure life and dignity of those who have been injured.
  • Schiavo Brother Says Sister's Plight Common
  • 2/12/2015
  • (thetimes-tribune.com) - The brother of Terri Schiavo - the woman whose situation became a flashpoint in the anti-abortion and disability-rights movements - called on advocates to help raise awareness of "imposed death" at a Pennsylvanians for Human Life Scranton Chapter breakfast Saturday.
  • Family's Lawsuit Attempts to Make Nursing Home Starve Their Mother to Death
  • 2/11/2015
  • (LifeNews.com) - Oral nutrition - like spoon feeding - should not be considered health care or medical treatment, but rather seen as basic personal care and support, says Toronto health and human rights lawyer Hugh Scher, who recently advanced this position at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • The Catholic Church's Terri Schiavo Scandal
  • 2/10/2015
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - Tuesday's article by Wesley Smith brought flooding back to me the dismay, even nausea, so many of us felt for weeks while watching the slow, terribly painful, public execution of Terri Schiavo by starvation and dehydration.
  • Our Amazingly Plastic Brains
  • 2/09/2015
  • (Wall Street Journal) - Can the brain heal and preserve itself-or even improve its functioning-as we get older? For some time, many scientists have tended to think of our brains as machines, most commonly as computers, destined to break down over time under the strain of age and use.
  • "Starve Alzheimer's Patients" Pushed Again
  • 2/08/2015
  • (NRO) - The principle that all patients must always receive humane care is under pronounced assault in bioethics, Indeed, some bioethicists now argue that nursing homes should be required to starve Alzheimer's patients to death-even if they willingly eat, and presumably even if the patient begs for food-if so instructed in an advance medical directive.
  • Canadian Docs OK Putting Patients Down
  • 2/07/2015
  • (NRO) - I have now fully digested the Canada Supreme Court's absurd ruling lethally injecting euthanasia into the Maple Leaf vein. My stomach hurts.
  • Wesley J. Smith: Hospice, Defend Yourself!
  • 2/06/2015
  • (First Things) - Hospice is about living, not dying. More precisely, hospice supports life with dignity for its patients and offers invaluable social and emotional support for patients' families.