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Give Them Parking Space, But Let Them Starve

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An excerpt from an article on Liz Brown's blog.  It made my heart cry.

Another moral threshold was crossed when a tiny baby boy, at the specific request of his parents and with the sanction of the Supreme Court of Indiana, was starved to death in a hospital. "Infant Doe" (he was not allowed the usual recognition of being human by being named), born with Down's syndrome and a malfunctioning esophagus (the latter could have been corrected with surgery), died, as the Washington Post (April 18) stated, "not because he couldn't sustain life without a million dollars worth of medical machinery, but because no one fed him." For six days the nurses in that Bloomington hospital went about their usual routines of bathing and changing and feeding all the newborns except one. They bathed and changed Baby Doe but they never gave him a bottle. Over his crib was a notice, DO NOT FEED. Several couples came forward, begging to be allowed to adopt him. They were turned down.

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Blogger Felicity said...

That is terible!! I mean if someone would adopt the little boy then why not? It is better than making him starve to death. How Cruel!!!!!

4:32 pm, November 27, 2007 
Blogger Rebel Heart said...

it's not really a link to the article at all, but a link to the blog post. you don't know the whole story

2:35 am, December 03, 2007 

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