Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The torture continues

I can't say I am at all surprised that the judge refused to reinstate Terri Schaivo's feeding tube.  The judge did not seem to regard the case with any real importance.

What I find amazing in all of this is that the feeding tube need not EVER have been surgically removed.  Why?  Assuming for the moment Michael Schiavo had a moral, legal right to starve his wife, why did the tube need to be removed?  Couldn't the sustenance be simply cut off?  Or would that be too simple?

I am still seeking someone who can give me logical reasons why escalating the case to a Federal level was wrong; convicted murderers on death-row get federal appeal; why not an innocent person? 

I would like to take this time to complain about the media attention, and to the protestors on both sides of the aisle.  The media has their satellite brigade set up to film to protestors in front of this hospice.  What if your loved one (not Terri Schiavo) was in that hospice, on their last days: would you want to see that circus?

Protest is fine, but this is a classic case for a remote protest area being set up.  The loved ones of the dying (not connected to this case) should not have to wade through the zealots and the klieg lights to get to and from their destination.

My neighbor's dog became very sick some time ago.  It had to be put down.  At least it didn't suffer.  A pity many do not think the same consideration be given to Terri Schiavo.

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