Friday, April 08, 2005

More On Mae Magouirk

Mae Magouirk, the Georgia woman who is being starved and dehydrated on the orders of her granddaughter, was lucid when she was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago after suffering an aortic dissection.

But now, according to Mae's nephew Ken, she is no longer. "But who would be since nourishment and fluids have been denied since March 28," he told World Net Daily.

As I wrote yesterday, apparently Mae's granddaughter, Beth Gaddy, believes that it's time Mrs. Magouirk "moved on":
"Grandmama is old and I think it is time she went home to Jesus," Gaddy told Magouirk's brother and nephew, McLeod and Ken Mullinax. "She has glaucoma and now this heart problem, and who would want to live with disabilities like these?"

"Who would want to live like that?" We've heard that before, haven't we?

During the last couple of weeks, we've heard a constant drumbeat from the MSM, and seen a constant parade of pundits, telling us to make sure we get a living will, so that what happened to Terri Schiavo didn't happen to us.

But now, it appears that a living will is no guarantee, either. If a relative decides your life is no longer worth living, and a judge is willing to overrule your living will and make him or her guardian, you too could end up dying over 10-14 days, starving and dehydrating to death.

It becomes clearer and clearer: what many among us really want is not for these people to "have their wishes respected", or to "die with dignity". What they want is for these people — the sick, the aged, the disabled, the inconvenient — to just die.