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Date Posted: 21:42:25 03/24/05 Thu
Author: Bee
Subject: well you went off on a tangent.
In reply to: Jean 's message, "but a living will can not....." on 20:01:19 03/24/05 Thu

I don't think that that is what we are talking about here...we are talking about extreme measures to preserve or prolong life
when the brain is no longer functioning, not to euthanise or assisted suicide.

But even as legal as a living will can be, it is only a reflection of your wishes and a probate court can declare it invalid if there is ample reason to contest it, which is why this whole thing stinks. There was no living will, and so her husband became the guardian.

The one thing about Chuck's argument re: the flower turning toward the sun not being cognitive, I have to take issue with. Plants know their food source and it is instinctive,
a programmed response to a need for nourishment. I would say on that level it is cognitive...an infant doesn't know the concept of hunger, only that it needs something. It recognizes that it needs, but not what or why. That is higher reasoning.

And that is where Terri is. She is on the same level as a baby or a plant. That doesn't make her a candidate for state authorized murder.

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