Wednesday, April 25, 2007

According to the mighty CNN, ethicists in Texas (um, what?) are arguing over whether to remove a baby suffering from a degenerative nerve disorder from life support or not. Central to the question is whether he is in pain. The hospital wants to pull the plug. The baby's mother, who is apparently a fucking idiot, disagrees. She said that she wants to keep her son on the ventilator and feeding tube and allow him to die "naturally, the way God intended."

I'm not one to argue about what's natural and what isn't. I mean, I'm sure there are some who'd argue that a Cleveland Steamer isn't natural, but to me that's as natural as organic alfalfa. But if we're going to call a ventilator is natural, doesn't that mean that death itself is unnatural? I'm no doctor, but can't we pretty much keep any lump of meat "alive" these days with a ventilator and feeding tube?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, lady, but if there is a God, he's clearly chosen American Idol or the Stanley Cup playoffs over your son.

Analogcabin @ 3:38 PM
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