Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Looking For A Soul In The Machine, Part 2

This is a follow-up to my earlier post on Muzzy's fine work. My wife brought home a printout given to her by a co-worker from the Q&A section of the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod (Come To The WELS!) website. Here is a listing of Q&A which addresses the Terri Schiavo case.
  1. Christian on life support 3/8/05
  2. Removal of Feeding Tube 3/22/05
  3. Terri Schaivo case 3/24/05
    Despite the fact that it makes for a good science-fiction movie, medical science is not able to keep anyone alive indefinitely. Death is not that elusive of a diagnosis. Medical science has used what is called the Uniform Determination of Death Act since 1981. It describes being dead as "An individual who has sustained either (1) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or (2) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem, is dead. A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards."
  4. Terri Schiavo 3/24/05
  5. Terri Schiavo 3/25/05, addresses "Official" position
  6. Schiavo case/questions 4/4/05
  7. WELS physician concerning Shiavo 4/5/05
Also of interest:
  1. Sanctity vs Quality of life 8/5/04
  2. Euthanasia 2/9/04
  3. Is it illegal to keep a patient considered brain dead ... 1/1/04
  4. My friend's mother recently was very ill. 1/1/04
  5. A professor of mine argues that when some think of the soul surviving... 1/1/04
  6. I read Your Q/A: "I've heard that WELS can accept abortion ...1/1/04
(Hat tip to Kim, who may some day put her thoughts in print here.)