I was all set to make the its not a personal choice when it comes to children argument, but Dr.Parikh makes it at the end, Don’t judge the chemo kid
But I would also like to turn down the volume on the talk-radio chatter and outraged editorials. That’s because nobody seems to be talking about what it takes to beat Hodgkin’s (or any other cancer). What it takes is a grueling regimen that can indeed give even a dying person pause. In fact, the Hausers didn’t refuse chemotherapy outright. They defied doctors and a judge’s ruling only after Daniel experienced some of its violent effects following one round. If you don’t understand why, listen to my friend, Arun Ponnusamy, 36, who beat acute lymphocytic leukemia. “Surviving cancer is one thing,” he says. “Surviving chemotherapy is another thing entirely.”
Chemo and its side effects are like packing an additional aliment on top of the one the sufferer already has. That said we have laws to protect children – the reason we no longer have 12 year old coal mine workers or 9 year old girls working in sweat shops. In this case, the child with his mother’s duplicity, has decided in effect to commit suicide. A decsion he is not mature enough to make and one that his mother should not be assisting him with. Though her decision doesn’t make her a monster or a saint.
22 Beautiful Example of Brochure Designs – There are a few that I especially like, but the see through 3d effect of the one for 3rock Corporate is amazing modern origami-like.
On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, a co-worker and her teenage daughter were massacred in El Salvador. I knew one of those killed, Ignacio Martin-Baró, vice-rector of the Central American University. He was the closest I have ever been to a saint. A U.S. Congressional Task Force concluded that those responsible for their deaths were trained at the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
That would have been during George H. W. Bush’s presidency as a continuation of the Saint Ronnie Reagan’s Latin American policy. Like father like son, like political mentor.
If torture is a credit-deficient situation and Cheney wants to take credit for saving thousands of lives – a yet to be documented claim, but when has that ever mattered to cons. Then he must also take the blame and appropriate punishment for any American deaths by institutionalizing torture, I’m Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq
I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings in Iraq are still carried out by these foreigners. They are also involved in most of the attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. It’s no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse. The number of U.S. soldiers who have died because of our torture policy will never be definitively known, but it is fair to say that it is close to the number of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me — unless you don’t count American soldiers as Americans.