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  • Wisconsin Democrats Endorse Assisted Suicide
  • 6/27/2014
  • (NRO) - Disability rights activists are, generally speaking, part of the Democratic coalition. They also, generally speaking, are the country's most effective opponents of assisted suicide.
  • European Court Tells France to Maintain Food, Hydration
  • 6/25/2014
  • (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights has told France to maintain life support for a tetraplegic man who has spent nearly six years in a coma while it examines a last-ditch appeal by his parents. The request from the rights court late on Tuesday came just hours after French judges ruled doctors should be allowed to end medical support that has kept Vincent Lambert artificially alive since a motorbike crash in September 2008.
  • French Court Allows Wife to Stop Husbands Food & Water
  • 6/24/2014
  • (Medical Xpress) - A top French court gave the green light Tuesday to ending life support for a patient in a vegetative state, in a closely watched ruling that went against his parents' wishes that he be kept alive.
  • Fighters Progress Earns Nickname 'Mini Miracle' After Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 6/23/2014
  • (Inforum) - Almost exactly a month ago, Dan Kiser Jr.'s family was told he wouldn't make it through the night after he was critically injured in a mixed martial arts fight.
  • BRAIN TRAUMA: Treatment, Recovery Results Improve Drastically
  • 6/20/2014
  • (KMSP) - Over the past few years, greater understanding of traumatic brain injuries has led to dramatic progress in recovery and treatment even though the circumstances that led to those discoveries is less than ideal.
  • Family Attorney: Jahi Appears to be Responding
  • 6/19/2014
  • (NRO) - A news story reports that Jahi McMath, declared dead by the State of California, is being maintained at a Catholic hospital in New Jersey. More, that she may be becoming responsive. From the San Jose Mercury News story:
  • Justina Pelletiers Legal Nightmare Should Frighten All Parents
  • 6/18/2014
  • (Fox & Friends) - A Massachusetts judge ordered Tuesday that 16-year-old Justina Pelletier be returned to her Connecticut family. His ruling ended a 15-month odyssey that I believe showed that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Boston Children's Hospital were willing to disregard the rights of her parents and, in essence legally "kidnap" her.
  • Push for Child Assisted Suicide in Scotland
  • 6/17/2014
  • (NRO) - Fresh off of Belgium's legalizing euthanasia for children, child "advocates" in Scotland seeks to enable dying kids to commit assisted suicide. From the London Times story (subscription pay wall):
  • Euthanasia Hurts Families
  • 6/16/2014
  • (National Post) - My brother, who is severely handicapped, was once admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. During the few hours my family was not with him, a "do not resuscitate" bracelet was attached to his arm.
  • Legendary Radio Broadcaster Casey Kasem Has Died
  • 6/15/2014
  • (FOX News) - Casey Kasem, the legendary radio broadcaster whose style set the benchmark for Top 40 shows, has died. He was 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning.