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April 9, 2005

Schiavo neurologist views Alzheimer patients as physician-assisted "suicides"

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

- Canada Free Press
Years before he categorized Terri Schindler Schiavo in the persistent vegetative state, which led to her death by dehydration, neurologist Dr. Ronald Cranford was building the case for removing feeding tubes from society's vulnerable.

"...The United States has thousands or tens of thousands of patients in vegetative states; nobody knows for sure exactly how many," Cranford wrote in a 1997 Minneapolis Star Tribune opinion piece titled: When a feeding tube borders on the barbaric. (WorldNetDaily. Com, March 23, 2005). "But before long, this country will have several million patients with Alzheimer's dementia. The challenges and costs of maintaining vegetative state patients will pale in comparison to the problems presented by Alzheimer's disease.

"The answer, he suggested, was physician-assisted suicide."

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hat tip - David Limbaugh

cross posted at BlogsForTerri

Posted by Hyscience at April 9, 2005 1:49 AM

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