state that on May 30th, Jesse Ramirez and his wife Rebecca were
traveling in their SUV, in the midst of an argument, when he lost
control of the SUV and had a rollover crash. Both occupants were
ejected from the vehicle. Jesse, 36, reportedly suffered critical
injuries, which include a broken neck and head injuries, while
Rebecca, 33, suffered only minor injuries.
that around a week after the accident, Jesse underwent surgery, only
to be transferred to a hospice the following day with orders to have
his feeding tube removed. Who made the decision to transfer him and
end his life? Rebecca Ramirez, the woman with whom he was having
marital problems even as they crashed.
keep him alive or let him die?" by Rich Dubek and Kevin
Kennedy, 12 News (June. 13, 2007 11:37 PM) reports, "Last Thursday,
Jesse underwent surgery. On Friday, Rebecca Ramirez moved him to a
hospice facility and made the decision to pull his feeding tube. She
refuses to talk to 12 News but Jesse's mother Theresa says "he
deserves a chance to live, and she (Rebecca) won't listen." )
turned to the courts for an emergency order to reinsert the feeding
tube. As a result, Judge Paul Katz became involved in the case
ordering the reinsertion of the feeding tube, resuscitation if
necessary, and appointed a guardian to gather information for a June
26th hearing. Judge Katzís actions are quite impressive after
watching Judge George Greer a few years ago in Florida giving orders
to kill first and ask questions later or not at all.
PHOENIX ó Eighteen days after his
wife instructed doctors to disconnect food and water tubes, a
Chandler, Ariz. man is sitting up in his hospice bed, giving the
thumbs-up sign and communicating with visitors."
Sitting up in
his hospice bed and communicating with visitors?
The news was
reported by Judge Katz at the June 26th hearing and confirmed by
Judith Morse, the appointed guardian.
also says, "Jesse Ramirez Jr.'s awakening, which friends called "a
miracle," occurred after his sister, parents and other relatives
went to court and obtained an emergency order for feeding and
hydration tubes to be reinserted, reversing a directive given by his
wife, Rebecca Ramirez."
In light of
the medical and legal trend we have witnessed in recent years, I
don't think the miracle is with Jesse Ramirez Jr."s awakening, but
rather, with him having the chance to awaken! Without the
opportunity provided by Judge Katz, an injured man would have been
wrongfully terminated several days ago! It's a fact that needs to be
faced and addressed!
through his legal decisions, prevented a wrongful termination from
taking place in the Ramirez case. Can we count on someone like Katz
to be there to prevent the next wrongful termination being played
out? One can only hope.
is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is
active in fighting against the death culture movement and the
injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.