Woman's Right To Chose?
I'm actually being serious. If it is a Woman's body, giving her the Right to Murder an innocent life, then why would it not apply to oneself? One could also argue that by allowing what is natural to occur, can in no way be called Suicide.
What I'm talking about is Alison Silva who has chosen NOT to have an operation that could save her life. She chooses not to. Some people are not that happy about that. In our Health and Science Segment this week, we are going to look at this.
According to AOL NEWS Health - Brain Lesion Sparks Painter's Creativity
(June 1) -- An artist with a potentially deadly tangle of blood vessels in her brain is drawing on the hallucinations she suffers to inspire her work, ABC News reported.
Alison Silva, 33, was diagnosed with the brain lesion after an episode in 2006 that "pretty much felt like a carnival ride -- flashing lights, wavy lines, everything was blurry and I felt very clumsy," she recalled.
Doctors told Silva her condition could lead to fatal bleeding or seizures. The diagnosis threw her into depression at first. But then she decided to put her hallucinations into her art. She has declined surgery, saying that she doesn't want to cut the creative pipeline.
"I was scared the operation would change my art," Silva told ABC. "I wanted to paint every day after that. One detail, one emotion almost became like a diary. It put me on the edge and forced me to be even more creative."
Silva is featured in a new documentary on outsider art, work that doesn't fit in the mainstream. 'The Artists' Sanctuary' is to be submitted to film festivals this year.
Some researchers have said that brain injuries can unleash a person's creative juices by inhibiting the "thinking side" of the brain. For anecdotes of people who have experienced that phenomenon, read the full ABC News story. You can see more of Silva's artwork on her Web site.
Now we have seen this type of thing before. Someone diagnosed with a possible fatal disease and they chose, for whatever reason, not to have it treated. There always seems to be others that want treatment to be forced onto them. My question is WHY?
If we have an argument in this country, which we do, that a Woman has a "Right" to murder an innocent and unborn Child, that has no choice in the matter, then WHY would anyone be able to argue that the Woman, or anyone else, does NOT have the "right" to reject Medical treatment, even to the point of death?
Alison is not on the phone calling Doctor Kevorkian to come and give her that last comfortable ride into the ever after. She is simply saying that she does NOT want an operation. So why is this so controversial?
The ABC piece calls her "Childlike." I have seen others saying that the brain lesion may actually be impairing her ability to make a rational decision for her own well being. I say leave her alone. Leave everyone alone. Let them chose if they want to suffer the treatment, with in some cases can be worse than the disease, or not.
We all Captain our own Ships through this magnificent journey called Life. Captain your own Ship and let others Captain theirs.
AOL NEWS Health - Brain Lesion Sparks Painter's Creativity