X-Message-Number: 20482
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 17:52:44 -0800
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Possible humanitarian gesture available
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Judge: Allow woman in coma-like state to die

From Richie Phillips CNN Friday, November 22, 2002 Posted: 3:35 PM EST (2035 

CLEARWATER, Florida (CNN) -- A judge Friday sided with the husband of a woman 
who has been in a coma-like state for 12 years and ordered that her feeding tube
be removed and she be allowed to die.
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Just my opinion but if we in the cryonics community could pull together the 
resources for helping either or both sides of the principles involved in this 
controversial discision, to help them provide their

loved one Terry Schiavo with cryonic suspension, we could garner some powerful 
good will clout for our movement.

I know there is the big question as to whether she is STILL Terry Schiavo. 
However, we should be the first to admit that we don't know what the 
capabilities for future medicine will be and indeed that we whole

heartedly believe they will be fantasic and beyond speculation... possibly even 
capable of bringing Terry Schiavo back to consciousness.

Cryonics Institute of Michigan Member!
The Immortalist Society Member!
The Society for Venturism Member!

MY WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/~davidpascal/swayze/ While there follow the
links to photos of me and some of my artwork and a radio interview on Dr.  J's 
ChangeSurfer Radio program with me and the father
of cryonics Prof.  Robert Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of Immortality".
A RELIGION I actually recommend: http://www.venturist.org
A FAVORITE quote: Last lines of the first Star Trek the Next Generation movie.

Capt.  Picard: "What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived, 
after all Number One, we're only mortal."
Will Ryker: "Speak for yourself captain, I intend to live forever!"

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