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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

Ok, most of us who read the papers these days have seen the story of Terri Schiavo, her husband and parents in this battle, one to keep her "alive" the other who wants to pull the plug so her body can finally die. If youwere in this situation, as the parents, the husband or Terri, what do you think would be your stance on this issue?

Personally, if I had been a vegetable for the last few years, I'd want the plug pulled, unfortunately I think starving her to death isn't the right way to do it. If I had a husband who's wishes were to have the plug pulled if such an occasion happened, then I would probably do so after a while. As a parent I would do the same thing. The idea of starving to death isn't appealing though, I'd rather have someone inject something into me that killed me right away.

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

If there was absolutely no way I would be coming back, then definitely let me go. If I'm unresponsive after a year, it's time.

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

I would say pull the plug. I mean if I'm stuck in that state and staring at the same spot on the ceiling for over 15 years. PULL THE FUKIN PLUG!! I BEG YOU!!
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Re: You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

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Personally, if I had been a vegetable for the last few years, I'd want the plug pulled, unfortunately I think starving her to death isn't the right way to do it. If I had a husband who's wishes were to have the plug pulled if such an occasion happened, then I would probably do so after a while. As a parent I would do the same thing. The idea of starving to death isn't appealing though, I'd rather have someone inject something into me that killed me right away.

I agree with that completely, and was just talking about that with people here at work. I'd rather have a gunshot to the head or something than starve to death. It seems kind of slow and cruel.
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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

if im a veggie, and will never be able to talk, move, etc, pull the damn thing -----------------------------

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

Pull the damn plug and use my organs for people who need them. I would hate to live like that.
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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

Actually, there is a difference here with the Shiavo case: She's not, nor WAS she on "life support". Her "life support" is the same as the rest of us: food and water. The only difference is, she was "eating" through a tube.

If she was on life support, that would be a different issue. Usually those on life support are far worse than Terri.

She is NOT in a vegetative state (common with those on life support). Her fucking husband (and lawyer) WANTS her dead so he can get on with his life...that's the bottom line.

The fact that there are lawmakers who have NOTHING to do with her life debating every day whether she should live or die while she continues to starve SICKENS me.

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

The thing with Terri and pulling her feeding tube is that she won't feel any pain from it-- her brain lacks that capacity. And since she wasn't on life support like a respirator or a heart/lung machine, you really couldn't just pull the plug on that. She could breathe on her own, but she could not feed herself, hence the feeding tube.

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

So, if her husband wants her dead so he can move on, why doesn't he just get a divorce if that's the only issue?

also, this thread is more about whether if you were on life support what would be your wishes, terri was just an example, whethere she's on life support or not isn't the issue, although i consider feeding someone through a tube technically to be life support.

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You're on life support-pull the plug or not?

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Originally Posted by "csweeney"
So, if her husband wants her dead so he can move on, why doesn't he just get a divorce if that's the only issue?
Hmmm...lemme guess...insurance?

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