Captain’s Quarters has the story on the 5 month old child in Texas who was euthanized against his mother’s express wishes. Part of their reasoning was that the mother said the baby’s father was “the sun in the sky”. The child had an extreme form of dwarfism that when it is fatal, usually causes the death of the child neo-natally, that is within hours or days of birth. This child was 5 months old, to me that is far past neo-natal. There is another case in the system, where a wife is fighting desperately for her husband’s life. The hospital wants to end support.
related: Culture of Death. (this link has links to other posts here at Musing Minds)
Today is Eat an Animal for PETA day. Last night we had some lovely lamb chops. I sprinkle them with garlic and oregano and olive oil and bake at 350 Fahrenheit until done. Served with green beans.
Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie (Bisquick®)
Get all the great taste of a cheeseburger magically baked in a pie.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Cook beef and onion until beef is brown; drain. Spread in pie plate; sprinkle with salt and cheese.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3.Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.
©T.M. of General Mills,Inc
This has not only ground beef, but eggs, cheese and milk! I often add a can of diced tomatoes to the onion/burger mix. I also don’t add the teaspoon of salt. I use an 8″ x 8″ x 2″ glass cake pan and grease it with some olive oil.
His penultimate paragraph:
I find it haunting that we live in a culture of death where the presumption seems to be against finding that a human being would want to go on living and the burden of proof is on those promoting life.
We have written on Terri here, here, here and here, and the Groningen Protocol and Suffering through Living before.
David Limbaugh’s sentence above really says it all.