Thursday, September 15, 2005

"We did not put people down. What we did was give comfort to the end."

Of all the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina, the deaths of nursing home residents and hospital patients has to be among the worst. Dr. Bob reflects on reports of euthanasia.

The weariness of great tragedy saps the spirit, making it all to easy to rationalize the repulsive, to move on to the next horrid scene without reflecting on the last. But sometimes we must stop and focus amid the deadening blur of death and suffering. This story demands such a pause.
Brace youself first, then read.

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