Mother Wins Case to Kill Her Disabled Daughter

Mother Wins Case to Kill Her Disabled Daughter

If there’s one news story I’ve seen that disproves once for all that the conservative Christian stereotype that single, childless adults are selfish, but that parenthood confers godliness, selflessness, and maturity to a person, is tripe, bunk, and completely untrue, I would think this would be the one to do it.

(Link): Mother Wins Case to Kill Her Disabled Daughter

Excerpts

  • Two and a half years ago, Dr. Phil advocated for the mercy killing of people with disabilities. Well, Dr. Phil would be happy to know that his dream has now become a reality — one mother (Link): successfully petitioned the court to kill her severely disabled daughter.
  • [start News.com.au article quote]
  • Fitzmaurice, born blind with hydrocephalus, meningitis and septicaemia, could not walk, talk, eat or drink, the Mirror reported.Her health was so poor she required 24-hour care and was fed, watered and medicated by tube at London’s Great Ormand Street Hospital. Her health deteriorated and as she grew she would scream in agony for hours despite being given morphine and ketamine.

    Her mother, Charlotte Fitzmaurice Wise, knew the pain her daughter was suffering was too much for the 12-year-old to bear. She deserved to be at peace and had the right to die, knew her heartbroken mother, who had given up work as a nurse to be with her.

    …“The light from her eyes is now gone and is replaced with fear and a longing to be at peace.

    “Today I am appealing to you for Nancy as I truly believe she has endured enough. For me to say that breaks my heart.

    …Her application was granted immediately, setting a precedent. It is the first time a child breathing on her own, not on life support and not suffering a terminal illness has been allowed to die in the UK.

  • [end article quote]
    The judge praised Wise for her “love and devotion” towards her daughter… which was shown by her fight to kill Nancy.
  • The judge ruled that she had no quality of life anymore, and therefore, she should be killed by refusing to give her any food or water until she died. It took her 14 days to die. Wise claimed that she wanted to end her daughter’s suffering and give her death with dignity, but she chose to do that by making her daughter suffer a slow, agonizing, painful death

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Related posts:

(Link):  Parenthood Does Not Make People More Loving Mature Godly Ethical Caring or Responsible (One Stop Thread)

(Link): Is The Church Failing Childless Women? by Diane Paddison

(Link): Why all the articles about being Child Free? On Being Childfree or Childless – as a Conservative / Right Wing / Christian

(Link): Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world, by Catherine Deveny

(Link): Family as “The” Backbone of Society? – It’s Not In The Bible

(Link): The Irrelevancy To Single or Childless or Childfree Christian Women of Biblical Gender Complementarian Roles / Biblical Womanhood Teachings

(Link): Church to Members: We Honor Only Mothers With Biological, Not Adopted, Children

(Link): Why is the childfree singleton a curiosity? by V Blackburn

(Link): Never Married Christians Over Age 35 who are childless Are More Ignored Than Divorced or Infertile People or Single Parents

(Link): Don’t Judge Me, I’m Childless (from Today’s Christian Woman)

(Link): Southern Baptist’s New Sexist “Biblical Woman” Site – Attitudes in Total Face Palm of a Site One Reason Among Many This Unmarried and Childless Woman Is Saying Toodle-Oo to Christianity

(Link): Widows and Childless and Childfree Have Better Well Being Than Married Couples and Parents says new study

(Link): Bearden: Staying childless right decision for many women

(Link): Christian Patriarchy Group: God Demands You Marry and Have Babies to Defeat Paganism and Satan. Singles and the Childless Worthless (in this worldview).

(Link):  Are Marriage and Family A Woman’s Highest Calling? by Marcia Wolf – and other links that address the Christian fallacy that a woman’s most godly or only proper role is as wife and mother

(Link):  Baby Making Fixation at Christianity Today Magazine Online – Shaming Women For Not Procreating, or For Delaying Motherhood, or For Limiting the Number of Children

(Link): If the Family Is Central, Christ Isn’t

(Link): Lies The Church Tells Single Women (by Sue Bohlin)