This whole Terry Schiavo case down in the States is a great big can of worms. I do think people should have the choice on when to end their lives, under certain circumstances. Though in this case Terry Schiavo has no way to let people know what she wants.
I do find it despicable that religion is once again the focal point of the argument. In one of the new articles they say “The suit says her religious beliefs are being infringed, the removal of her feeding tube violated her rights and that she hasn’t been provided a lawyer.”. What relgious beliefs are being infringed upon? If someone could clear this up for me. I know suicide is a Catholic sin. Though I also know in theory the Christian god is suppose to be a merciful god, at least that is the way he is portrayed in the New Testament. Aren’t we suppose to follow the example set out by god? So shouldn’t we be merciful as well?
I’m also pissed off by this comment by someone, who doesn’t even know Terry, regarding Terry’s husband stating that Terry told him that she would never want to be kept alive artificially. This lady said, “Terri was too young, she was not thinking about death”. How can this lady say this? Do you have to be 80 before you start thinking about death? I know I started thinking about my own mortality when I was a preteen. I guess I was advanced in worrying about my mortality.
I realize that I’m bias. An uncle of mine was brain damaged after a severe beating. Her recovered a little bit after being on life support for a couple of months. Eventually he passed away because of an infection he couldn’t fight off (I think it was pneumonia). I know I wouldn’t want to live like that.
I bet Terry doesn’t know what is going on around her but she is causing another division of the American people, which always seems to be the progressive/human rights-oriented America versus religious America.