Subsequently, Brandt was authorized to permit physicians to kill other people with disabilities. Whatever he and his supporters believe his actions to have been, in law he was found guilty of murder. If we choose to extend this courtesy of forgiving crimes committed by parents only to parents of children with disabilities, we increase the danger to the most vulnerable group of children. I think I would be sympathetic if this really was a situation in which a father killed his daughter because she was in unremitting pain with no hope for pain relief. Many in society are not outraged in fact, they support Latimer. Ignoring Inconsistencies The willingness of the mainstream media to unquestioningly accept assertions favourable to Robert Latimer as truth was more blatant in view of obvious inconsistencies. Council of Canadians with Disabilities.
Tracy lived with her family on a prairie farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. Seizures started as soon as she regained consciousness, likely causing more brain damage. Discuss with reference to two relevant authors we've discussed this module. The Canadian Encyclopedia, 25 November 2016, Historica Canada. We were just concerned with Tracy. He was, I think, a little bit lighter spirits if I can use that example.
The final sentence in the article is simply false. Granted - the trial created the notability -but might be handled a little differently in the overall biography. She was home about six days after. Where do you start with that? One that they have never explored. Latimer's confession, she was in no distress the Sunday morning that he put her in his truck and gassed her. If we were paralyzed in all four extremities they would call that a spastic quad. His sympathizers argued that he had always been a loving parent, and acted out of genuine compassion.
Latimer told reporters that he felt he had had no choice. I made specific reference to the so-called euthanasia program advocated for and implemented by German doctors during World War 2 - I referred to this program because they used the same method as Latimer gassing and gave the same excuse mercy for killing people with disabilities. He was convicted of second-degree murder — in itself a travesty, as the crime was clearly premeditated — and did more than ten years. In some of the cases, media bothered to point out that they were really not the same thing since Ms. Her mental capacity was that of a five-month-old baby. Being in the capital, his supporters explain, will enable him to make his case to federal politicians and justice officials in one last long shot at clearing his name.
However, I was struck by the proportion of parents in this sample who are mentally ill. This is not quite the same thing as killing a disabled child, because it was an assisted suicide and the daughter had made it perfectly clear that she had had enough and wanted out a point I tried debating with a British disability blogger who insisted that it was a classic case of a murder of a disabled person, ignoring the fact that the victim had been incessantly and miserably ill for years. After several months, the seizures began again and increased in frequency. Most cases of cerebral palsy are relatively benign. The fact that she attended a school program was almost never discussed.
Robert Latimer may deserve some compassion. One of the grounds for appeal is that the judge did not allow a defense of necessity in the trial. Wilkieson committed suicide when she killed her son, she need not fear prosecution. Assuming consent, especially consent to have a criminal offense committed against an individual, is dangerous and unacceptable. Some feel that justice system did work well in the Latimer case — that his harsh treatment was justice. I wonder if he even knows. .
Those acts were judged to have been murder, despite the perpetrators' claims. Latimer understood that the charge brought against him was murder. The judge and jury concluded that Mr. No charges were laid, as no one believed they could get a conviction. Little is mentioned of what she enjoyed, of how she interacted with other children, of what she did in her school program. Rather, they are less likely to abuse.
When she finally confessed, she indicated that she did it because she loved them and couldn't bear to see them suffer, and was also under great stress. And the anti-convulsant medication conflicted with pain relievers, so that for all the pain Tracy was subsequently to endure the strongest analgesic she could ever take was Tylenol 2. She made that very clear in her testimony. Religious groups representing the church and the also appeared as intervenors in Latimer's Supreme Court appeal. Despite Latimer's claims, this was not such a case. Neutrality in the face of homicide is not a moral highground.