Hidden Nook

"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Euthanasia In New Orleans?

[Media Source*]

(Posted on Blogger News)

(Catholic World News) A doctor from hurricane-ravaged New Orleans has admitted to euthanizing patients, rather than leaving them to potential death at the hands of looters...

"They would have been dead within hours, if not days. We did not put people down. What we did was give comfort to the end," the doctor said.

The doctor claimed that their behavior was an act of "compassion," although it is interesting that nothing was mentioned on gaining the consent of family members or at least the individual (at least they attempt to do that in the Netherlands). All of the patients were given morphine shots, and if the first one failed, a second dose was implemented to ensure that the patient "died with dignity."

The report was corroborated by other witnesses, including local government officials and a hospital orderly. Emergency worker William 'Forest' McQueen supported the move by the doctors. "Those who had no chance of making it were given a lot of morphine and lain down in a dark place to die," he said.

With the federal government focusing on evacuating New Orleans, one wonders whether or not the justice department will investigate this "act of kindness" as the doctors have not only stepped beyond their own code of ethics but also the law as well (as this probably is not a case of willful suicide). The fact that local government officials virtually sanctioned such practices to operate in their presence speaks volumes as to their attitude towards the weak in society, especially the elderly.

But what is more astounding is the fact that there is no outcry amongst the public, and no demands of justice being shouted by the media elite. Since the media is keeping the doctor's name secret, family members may have a hard time finding out who exactly is responsible and urge authorities to press charges. After all, if this isn't murder, than what is?

Deutsch • Español • Français • Italiano • Portugese • 日本語 • 한국 • 汉语

Hey Darnell

Whats your view on the death penalty?


Posted by Kishyr Ramdial

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:59 PM EDT  

Links to this post:

Create a Link

Comment Policy: Comments posted here do not necessarily reflect the views of this site or the authors, and are the legal responsibility of the original commenter. Intelligent opinions welcome. Comment here.

<< Back Home

By Darnell Clayton • 11:24 PM • Email Post • •


Site Search

Web HiddenNook.blogspot.com

Email Subscription

Enter your email address below to subscribe.

Powered by Google Groups

Button Membership

Net Affiliations

Journalist For

Blog Coalitions

Registered With

Important Information

Blog Stats

View Blog Stats

Plus 10,667 hits before August 12, 2005

Weblog Legalities

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

Opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of anyone that I work with, for, or associate with in any manner.

About Me

Brief Bio
Blogger Profile
General Profile
Business Profile
Personal Profile

Daily Reads

• Arabian •
Camera Snapshots
Regime Change Iran
Iraq the Model
Under Underground

• Spiritual •
Dhimmi Watch
Evangelical Outpost
God Blog
ID The Future
Jihad Watch
Muslim Wakup! Blog
One True God Blog
Serenity Thru Hope
Trailing Clouds of Glory

• Unique •
The Black Kettle
Gateway Pundit
The Korean Liberator

When Ever

• Corporate •
Blog Pulse
Flickr Blog
Technorati Weblog

• Google •
Blogger Buzz
Blogger Developers Network
Google Analytics
Google Blog
Google Base
Google Talkabout
Google Labs
Google Press
Google Reader Blog
Google Video
Inside AdSense
Inside AdWords
Inside Google Desktop
Inside Google Sitemaps

• GOP •
Alpha Patriot
Cao's Blog
Captain's Quarters
Hugh Hewitt
Michelle Malkin
Expose The Left
Right Mom
Right On America
Trey Jackson

• Global •
Publius Pundit
UN Dispatch

• Tech Web •
Google Rumors
Junto Boyz
Life Hacker
Pro Blogger
Mark Jen

Blogroll Me!

Family Blogs

Hidden Nook
One Spirit
Sol Worlds
Inside Orkut
Blogger Delights
Colony Worlds
Google Your Business

Prior Data


News Stand

Google News
Ynet News
Muslim Wakeup!
Jerusalem Post
Hatzolah Israel
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Christian Post Jerusalem Newswire
Isracast Christianity Today

Blog Engineering

Universal Translator
Antisplog Hack
Navbar Hack
Comlink Hack
Technorati Hack

Extra Credits

Blogger Templates
Darnell Clayton