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Terri Schiavo's Family: 'It's What No Family Should Ever Have To Witness'

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

It was a question that bitterly divided the nation in the '90s: Should Terri Schiavo be "kept alive" or "allowed to die"? Terri's mother and siblings ...

Terri Schiavo Group Joins Fight Over Jahi McMath's Future

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The family of Jahi McMath is reportedly receiving advice from a group linked to Terri Schiavo as they fight to keep the 13-year-old on life support. ...

The U.S. and France: Same End-of-Life Struggles

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

We need to be educated properly so that we can ensure that our loved ones and we ourselves are cared for in the manner we want. We need to have choices in how we and those we care for are treated, particularly as we near the end of our life.

Can Democrats Retake the House in 2014?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The pundits will be predicting doom and gloom for sure. Not only did we fail to win the House back in a good Democratic year, they will remind us, but in the sixth year of a presidency the president's party almost always loses seats.

When Your Loved Ones Hold Your Life in Their Hands

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) falls conveniently every April 16 so you can deal with the difficult matters of death and taxes all in one week. NHDD is one day when we're asked to put our own discomfort aside and think about the loved ones we leave behind.

Death And Taxes: Why We Need To Talk Openly About End-of-Life Care

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

The greatest gift you can give to your family, is letting them know what your wishes are regarding how you want your body treated as you near the end of your life. So, in addition to preparing your tax return, take the time to prepare your advance directive.

Vigilantes in Scrubs

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

We need specific legal protection for professionals who honor their patients' end-of-life decisions and follow best-practice standards for managing end-of-life agonies.

The Schiavo Case Seven Years Later

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Politicians should not limit those choices arbitrarily and should never seek to impose their own moral judgment on complex deliberations in a religiously diverse nation.

Santorum's Schiavo Advocacy Could Haunt Him In Key State

Mother Jones | Andy Kroll | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

The fight over the fate of Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old Florida woman who died in 2005 after a judge ordered her life-preserving feeding tubes remov...

A Pennsylvanian's Guide to the Rick Santorum You Don't Know

Will Bunch | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

You could say that Rick Santorum is just another politician. But that would be giving him too much credit.

Md. Man Dies Before Hearing On Feeding-Tube Clash

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

FREDERICK, Md. -- A brain-damaged man at the center of a Maryland dispute over whether his feeding tube should be removed has died. An attorney for t...

Stuttering Article Becomes Springboard for More Abuse

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

The article was on the front page of the New York Times, chronicling the story of a young man with a stutter who was asked by his college professor not to participate in class discussion.

Where There's a Will...

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty
Claire Fordham

When you write your will, you have to cover every eventuality. What if you and your spouse die in an accident, who will look after your kids? What if you are all killed in an accident?

The GOP's Pro-Abortion Stand

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As evidenced by the budget showdown that took place last week in Washington, the Republican Party is doing everything in its power to ensure that there are more abortions than ever in the years to come.

A Nuanced Look at How We Die

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Sigman

As medical technology continues to improve, it is more and more absurd to insist that everyone suffering the end stages of terminal diseases must be kept alive regardless of their wishes.

5 Years After Terri Schiavo: What Have We Learned?

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

More than ever, we need Congress to take end-of-life care seriously. We still need legislation that will encourage physicians to take the time to talk to patients about the choices that are available to them.

What a Real Government Takeover Looks Like

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

As Congress convenes today to pass health reform, I'm reminded of one of the last times we voted on a Sunday: March 2005, when Republicans forced an extraordinary vote to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo.

Terri Schiavo Foundation Allegedly Operating Without Permission, Using Deceased Relative's Name 'To Make Money'

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nothing seemed certain about Terri Schiavo's death. Now there are questions about a tax exempt organization formed in her honor. Once America's mos...

Bishops vs. Patients' Rights

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

I have written how recent changes to Ethical and Religious Directive (ERD) Number 58 compel Catholic hospitals and nursing homes to either disregard y...

The Mark Kirk We Know

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been my Congressman since he was elected in 2000. Tonight, he won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The other Presiden...

More Republican Lies and Deception Over Cancer Screening

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's irresponsible for Republicans to label two new cancer-screening recommendations as partisan-based and illustrative of the sort of "rationing" they claim reform will bring.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

End of Life Consultations: Adults Only

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Some leaders prefer to confine us in childhood, so we need never acknowledge, grieve over or plan for our own deaths. A childish approach to end-of-life issues permeated the August recess.

Sam Stein

GOPers Decrying Obama "Death Panels" Supported Intervention For Schiavo

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a conference call with reporters this week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas.) repeated what has become the most popular conservative canard about Preside...

Far-Right Fearmongering on Death is Nothing New

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Why is it that in life's most personal and private moments--sexuality, conception, birth and the dying process--the party that says it governs least always governs most?