Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 18, 2005

They pulled the tube

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:59 pm

News story linked on Drudge:

Source: Schiavo’s Feeding Tube Is Removed

Mar 18, 3:37 PM (ET)


PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) – Doctors removed Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube Friday despite an extraordinary, last-minute push by Republicans on Capitol Hill to use the subpoena powers of Congress to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive, a source close to the case told The Associated Press.

Let’s rephrase that: Faced with the choice to kill someone in keeping with a County judges order, or to kill that person in violation of a federal law 18 U.S. Code §1505 protecting Congressional witnesses, doctors decided to kill instead of cure. Because that’s a doctor’s job, right?

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