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The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) continues to side with hospitals on keeping the cruel Texas Advanced Directives Act (TADA) in place. Want to spend as many days as you can with a loved one before they pass? Ten is all Texas says you need. Church Militant's Trey Blanton brings you the latest victim of this barbaric law.
Bill Costea is dying of renal failure, but not fast enough for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. The hospital has said Costea only has 21 days left of natural life, but its so-called ethics panel convened Tuesday, deciding to arbitrarily cut Costea's life short, ensuring his death would occur ten days later on June 4.
Texas Right to Life reports the ventilator and blood pressure medication is not causing harm but the hospital wants to remove them to hasten death.
Eugenia Costea, Bill's wife, told Church Militant, "We believe in God, at least I think you do too, and I think the Lord will decide when my husband is supposed to die, not Dr. Jones. This is very painful for me."
Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director for TCCB, and Bp. Michael Olson of Forth Worth have aggressively represented the "Catholic position" to keep TADA in place.
According to Bp. Olson, families should just move on.
Bp. Olson: "Life itself always has quality that can never be lost. And the inherent dignity of human life requires that we not cling to this life with excessive, burdensome and oppressive treatments. For our ultimate destiny is eternal life with Christ in Heaven."
Bishop Olson presumes all patients will naturally see our Lord in Heaven and should accept death. His euthanasia law takes no consideration for bringing the dying into a state of grace.
Tinslee Lewis' case is currently being fought over in court. If the court judges the 10-Day Rule in TADA as unconstitutional, then grieving family members will have time to either fight for life or mourn with their loved one.