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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



at 10:52 AM Blogger Snickrsnack Katie said...

I agree with you that it was a horrendous way to die. I wonder if Terri could have ever gotten better, but the fact is - there were people that wanted to take care of her. Her husband should have had to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that she wanted to die. That is something we give to convicted murderers, so we could at least give it to an innocent woman. You are right - she is in a perfect place right now and is happy. That is the only consolation.

at 8:18 PM Blogger lawbrat said...

I also agree. What a horrid way to die. Even with animals we put them out of their misery. But a human woman? WTF? Lets let her starve to death. It angers me.
Yes, she is at peace now.

at 11:51 AM Blogger Southern Fried Girl said...

At least she is somewhere that no one can hurt her anymore. Even if she was getting adequate care, her life was so horrible.

Can y'all tell I am in a horrible PMS mood today? LOLOL I am Debbie Downer. LOLOLOLOL

at 1:15 PM Anonymous kalki said...

I said the same thing to my husband. We use lethal injection for death row inmates but it's illegal to give a lethal injection to a person who is dying a suffering death? I don't get it...

at 9:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet it is illegal to torture or cause deliberate pain on anyone! Henryk_


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