Thursday, March 17, 2005

Letting Terri Go

Found this quote via blogexplosion:

"Please Pray forTerri Schindler-Schiavo,she only has one day before she is to be murdered"

It is rather interesting that those who claim to be "for" Terri Schiavo only advocate that she be artificially fed and kept alive. Don't you think that one could also be "for" Terri and advocate for her to be let go in a humane way?

Those who advocate keeping her alive artificially invariably argue that her husband has no legal basis for making decisions for her or that she couldn't have indicated that she didn't want to be kept alive artificially. In the end, how could the general public know the wishes of this poor, unfortuante woman? They don't; nor is it their business.

Let her go, and grieve if you must, but is long time for people to stop using Terri as a political football.

For those who disagree, would you trade places with her?

1 comment:

Ken Grandlund said...

The religious right loves to glom on to issues that don't personally affect them, but offer them an avenue to dispel their moral superiority through the difficult choices that others must make.

While I think it's a good idea for everyone to specify their wishes BEFORE an accident occurs that throws you into the medical pandora's box of artificial longevity, the decisions are individual choices, not the domain of any passerby.

You'd think that the religious Christian base that has been fanning the flames of this "debate" would be more happy to let her pass on so that she can enter into the paradisical realm of heaven instead of holding her ravaged mind and body here on earth. Talk about a confusing doctrine...