Friday, February 25, 2005


Terri Schiavo Update

Lawyers for the Schindler family say Florida's social services agency is seeking a 60 day delay in the removal of Terri's feeding tube while allegations of abuse are investigated.

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Now there are those who will say, "Terri is brain damaged, what kind of life can she lead?" Or they may say, "put the poor woman out of her misery" or "brain cells can't be rehabilitated."

But what everybody conveniently ignores is that there is no written evidence of Terri saying she wouldn't want to be kept alive by "artificial means." And I really don't understand how any judge can take the word of that husband, after all he's done. Granted, he is her legal guardian. But that still shouldn't give him the right to have his wife killed without any written evidence of a will on her part. What kind of society are we, that our judges won't give an innocent person the benefit of the doubt?

A few months ago, I went to a right wing event and ended up speaking with a young man. He was conservative, intelligent, gracious, articulate, and pro-life, except for the case of Terri Schiavo. When I asked him about her, he grew VERY angry and shouted "you can't rehabilitate brain cells." When others in the group reminded him of the husbands shady activities, he was still adamant saying that Terri chose him as her guardian, and that this is her fate. He saw absolutely no contradiction between being pro-life on the one hand, and being for Terri's death.

You know, it's one thing when liberals are all pro-euthanasia -- What else would you expect of people who view their fellow human beings as nothing more than sophisticated animals? But coming from a conservative pro-lifer...I just don't understand.

Yet I wonder what the pro-euthanasia crowd has to say about a woman who ended up speaking after being in a coma for twenty years.

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