‘CLAMART, France — Yasser Arafat has suffered brain damage
and kidney and liver failure, the Palestinian prime minister said Wednesday,
but a top Muslim cleric ruled out any possibility of life support being turned off...
Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath said Arafat, who was in
a deep coma connected to a respirator and a feeding tube, had suffered brain
damage because of a hemorrhage. Only his heart and lungs were still
functioning, Shaath said...
As long as there are signs of life in the body of the president, he will remain
under treatment," said Tamimi. "It is prohibited in Islam."’
So when is enough enough?
Anyone remember Karen Ann Quinlan, (my “Karen Ann” was written
to her)? How far should a society go.
the constant struggle with submission
this so-called strength I’ve gained
is just another heavy load,
I wish to curl myself into a Fetal rose
and rest in the eternal womb awhile.
January 7, 1975
Karen Ann Quinlan