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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I II Withdrawing feeding tube can be morally correct, commission says He cited the well-known case of Nancy Cruzan, whose parefits had taken their battle to stop her feeding to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the current case of a Missouri woman whose father wants her moved to Minnesota for evalua- tion and perhaps removal of her feeding tube. "To regard decisions in cases such as this as absolute or easily arrived at, is to ignore the com- plexity of the moral issues," said the archbishop. Praising the commission's statement, Archbishop Roach said it would not please those "who move comfortably with the notion of euthanasia" nor those "who feel that any con- cession made on the food and hydration question is, at least, the beginning of a slippery slope leading to euthanasia." He said he had asked his biomedical ethics commission to draft a statement that would ST. :PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- A biomedical  ics commission of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, while oppos- ing assisted suicide and euthanasia, says withdrawing a feeding tube from a permanent- ly unconscious patient can be morally permissible. A statement issued by the commission, which includes representatives of the fields of medicine, philosophy, ethics, specialized health care to the elderly and pastoral care, was published in the March 7 issue of the Catholic Bulletin, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The statement was included in a column by Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul and Minneapolis on the morality of withholding or withdrawing ar- tificial feeding from people who are judged to be per- manently unconscious. "The whole issue is a dif- March 22, 1991 IIIII ficult question,': said Arch- serve as a basis for teaching on bishop Roach in the column, the subject. Please patronize Message advertisers! I Academy's National Honor Society Newly.inducted members of the National Honor Society at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand, are, front row,/eft, Jill Ebert, Itzel Martinez, Gabriella Angulo, Erum Mirza, Huma Mirza, Diana Nasrallah, Gloria lglesias, back row, left, Alicia Kirwan, Stormie Tucker, Joy Pettid, Buffy Pierson and Lisa McDaniel. Rex Johnson is advisor. How Perdue Is LandIn Amer' To Grc0000e Best Turl00ys In R-heWorld A little over six years ago, Perdue Farms looked at Indiana and Illinois and saw an opportunity. Perdue chickens already dominated the retail market in New York, Philadelphia and other major cities, and we were searching for the best way to develop the same kind of superior quality pro- ducts for the turkey section as well. We found the answer growin'g all over Indiana and Illinois. Corn is the main ingredient in turkey feed -- so it's also the costliest ingredient overall. Perdue saw that milling feed and growing turkeys where corn is most abundant would give us the freedom to concentrate on building a better turkey. Money that other turkey companie spend to ship feed across the country, Perdue could spend on genetic research, new pro- duction technology and better support for our producers -- three of the secrets to our success in the chicken business. Already the results have been dramatic. After just one year of growing in Indiana and Illinois, Perdue is one of the most cost- efficient producers of turkey in America. Now you're invited to become part of this success story, as a Perdue turkey producer. You don't need previous poultry ex- perience because Perdue will assist you with everything from financing arrangements to day-to-day operations. For the small amount of land it takes, a Perdue turkey operation may be the best farm investment you can make. It's worth learning more about. So return the coupon, or call Perdue in Washington, Indiana, at (812) 254-4030 or 1-800-654-6972. I'd like to learn more about a Perdue turkey operation. | i ii | City__ State  zip  ._ | Phone. I n Return to Perdue, P.O. Box 539, Washington, IN 47501. Or call Perdue during business hours at (812) 254-4030, or | II 1-800-654-69792.