Bishops change feeding tube guidelines

Bishops change feeding tube guidelines

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Amazed

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 11, 2010
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-c...

By Judith Graham, Tribune reporter

February 8, 2010

If ever Carol Gaetjens becomes unconscious with no hope of awakening, even if she could live for years in that state, she says she wants her loved ones to discontinue all forms of artificial life support.

But now there's a catch for this churchgoing Catholic woman. U.S. bishops have decided that it is not permissible to remove a feeding tube from someone who is unconscious but not dying, except in a few circumstances.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#2 Feb 15, 2010
“…but when the stink of hypocrisy becomes so foul that it makes you start to puke, it becomes necessary to point out there is one more good reason to observe the separation of church and state: If God keeps hanging out with politicians, it’s gonna hurt his reputation.”
- Molly Ivins, Columnist
Svaha

Tampa, FL

#3 Feb 16, 2010
Walter In FL wrote:
“…but when the stink of hypocrisy becomes so foul that it makes you start to puke, it becomes necessary to point out there is one more good reason to observe the separation of church and state: If God keeps hanging out with politicians, it’s gonna hurt his reputation.”
- Molly Ivins, Columnist
Thanks Walter. I'm going to borrow this if I may:-)
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2010
Walter In FL wrote:
“…but when the stink of hypocrisy becomes so foul that it makes you start to puke, it becomes necessary to point out there is one more good reason to observe the separation of church and state: If God keeps hanging out with politicians, it’s gonna hurt his reputation.”
- Molly Ivins, Columnist
Svaha wrote:
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Thanks Walter. I'm going to borrow this if I may:-)
Svaha
I t is not mind to borrow from. The late Molly Ivins was one of my favorate columnists.
Google “Molly Ivins” and read her articles. She calls it as she sees it.
Svaha

Tampa, FL

#5 Feb 18, 2010
Walter In FL wrote:
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Svaha
I t is not mind to borrow from. The late Molly Ivins was one of my favorate columnists.
Google “Molly Ivins” and read her articles. She calls it as she sees it.
I read and loved her book "Shrub" :-)

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