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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sad day

Terry Schiavo died today. That makes me sad. I knew it was inevitable and probably the best thing for her, but I would be lying if I did not admit that the way she died does not sit well with me. I do believe her parents were in huge denial. I doubt she would have ever gotten better. I think it was a heinous thing that Congress and Governor Bush got involved. This was an intensely personal thing for that family and they should never have wanted that much interference. However.............she starved to death. Literally. She was not on a respirator. In what kind of world do we live when we consider getting sustenance an extraordinary medical measure? I am torn because I know that her death is a tragic thing but I do believe that she is in a better place now. I just think that instead of pulling out a feeding tube and literally watching her die, they should have just injected her with something and let her die. Quickly. At least faster than this 13 day nightmare that she and everyone who loved her had to sustain.

Elizabeth at 9:23 AM

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