There are two kinds of euthanasia one being active the other passive.
Though the major media had access to all the police reports, medical reports, hospital medical records and sworn affidavits of numerous nurses, doctors and friends of both Terri and Michael, they went with the story line given by euthanasia proponent and attorney, George Felos, Michael's attorney. The repeated literally thousands of times (considering all the articles printed) absolute falsehoods that are easily disproved upon an even cursory review of the records. Why would they do that? Isn't it obvious? The "fix" was in; she be allowed to live. Terri's case was the next step for attorney Felos (chairman of the board of the hospice) and hospice CEO Labyak to implement much more widely-practiced "Third Way" killing within the hospice setting, ridding society of those they deemed to be "unworthy of life."
Wittkower Why Legally Downloading Files Is Immoral
Those who say that discussing the Terri Schiavo case is "rehashing an old case," don't understand what it was all about. It was, and is, all about making the ending of patients' lives in hospice the new "normal," the routine protocol. According to the sworn affidavit of among others, Michael Schiavo admitted Terri never told her she would rather die than live like that (even though Michael said he was fulfilling her wishes by having her killed). Yet, her court-ordered execution was based upon the assertion she had told him she would not wish to live in that condition. The case demonstrated that all a surrogate decision-maker or guardian has to do is the patient "did not wish to live like that," and the courts will approve his or her execution through removal of food and water, often while sedated (Third Way killing). Euthanasia by another name, just as lethal.
In 2000, when of the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, denial of rehabilitation continued. Violations of the standards of care and the law continued. I'm sorry to say that if nurses had truly objected, they could have left the hospice, but they stayed and participated in it and are therefore also partly responsible. Otherwise, you could say, "nobody" was responsible, because they were "just doing their job," just as we know that on a much larger scale, nurses and doctors actively participated in the euthanasia campaign during Nazi Germany's T-4 euthanasia campaign.
14. Weir RF. The morality of physician-assisted suicide. ;20:-
Scary? Yes. Is it that way in all cases? No. Does it have to be that way? No, but there is a "Perfect Storm" of economic, social and moral, i.e., "immoral" reasons why things are getting worse, real fast.
There are many types of euthanasia.
Through the years, I've had calls from families whose loved one was found upon autopsy to never have had any cancer. They were placed in hospice because a surgeon told them the patient had "inoperable cancer" and died supposedly from that (nonexistent) cancer there very soon. The cause of death listed on the death certificate? "Lung cancer" or something like that. The real cause of death? Hospice care. Not Cicely Saunders' hospice care. Not pro-life hospice care, but Florence Wald's and Ira Byock's and Timothy Quill's type of hospice. The type of "hospice care" the Euthanasia Society of America would endorse. The type of "hospice care" the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (the Euthanasia Society's successor organization) would approve and says nothing about today.
There are two types of euthanasia, active and passive....
At those "Hospices of the so-and-so Region" that are providing good care, it won't be this way. but the trend is there. Hospice, as the industry, has been taken over by the right-to-die ("kill") crowd, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization is the successor organization to the former Euthanasia Society of America. They hospice, at least that's what they would have us believe. More accurately, they represent most of the hospice corporations in the country. The public doesn't know that and they don't know the connection between euthanasia and the NHPCO. Hospice won't broadcast that. No, that would be bad marketing!
Non-Religious Arguments against 'Voluntary Euthanasia'
What the public doesn't realize is that the DNR, the Advance Directive, the Living Will, and now the P.O.L.S.T. form all were promoted originally by the successor organizations of the Euthanasia Society of America such as Society for the Right to Die and Choice in Dying. And the courts have gone right along in allowing a shift in the ethics guiding American law from sanctity of life to a secular quality of life ethic. The P.O.L.S.T. form spreading around the country came from Oregon, right after people there managed to get assisted-suicide legalized in that state. It's the "next step" for all of us.