Skip to comments.Pro-Lifers Link Euthanasia to Abortion
Posted on 11/04/2003 12:55:03 PM PST by presidio9Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
The heartbreaking story of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman who has been kept alive for more than a decade by a feeding tube her husband claims she would want removed, has captured the media's attention.
The significance of the Schiavo story, however, is not just her dramatic circumstances, but the ethical questions that surround the debate over using heroic measures to keep a brain-damaged/brain-dead person alive when that person has not left clear instructions.
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This logic goes out the window when we are talking about a possibly viable unborn human being that is an inconvenience to mom, doesn't Wendy? I notice that Wendy gets posted a lot on this site, and it is important for people to understand that while she agrees with us on many feminist issues, she is not really on the same side as us. And while I'm glad to hear that she been "slowly moving towards a pro life position," I wonder "what the heck is the holdup?" And why don't I believe her? I think that if Terri Schiavo's ordeal gets a lot of women to reconsider their position on abortion then her tragedy will not have been in vain. And I think that Terry agrees with.
What's her point? Terry Schiavo never said she wanted to die.
The bigger issue in the Schiavo case is whether the husband should actually be considered the legitimate "legal guardian" of his wife.
Since Michael Schiavo was so certain about what his wife's wishes were regarding medical care for a long-term illness or injury, perhaps he can tell us how she would have felt if he had moved in with a mistress and fathered a child out of wedlock before her injury. I see no reason why a man who has violated his marital vows should be considered his wife's "legal guardian" in any sense.
This, in fact, should be the legal basis on which this case is fought. Before any decision about her medical situation can be decided, Terry Schiavo should be given legal representation by a divorce attorney to first have Michael Schiavo legal declared persona non grata in her life.
It's a huge part of George Felos' legal strategy to paint Terri's advocates as "religious extemist right-to-life whackos" (this is the language he and his client assert at every media opportunity). If they can successfully imprint such a distortion onto the beliefs of Joe Sixpack it will marginalize and neutralize Terri's advocates. Some who might otherwise support Terri's right not to be killed will instead retreat into the shadows lest they be painted with Felos' broad brush.
Felos, Schiavo and their complicit judicial accomplices must've celebrated when they read this article today. How sad.
Someone else besides me has finally come up with who the pro death trolls on FR REALLY are!! They are Objectivist LIBERTARIANS and NOT Conservatives.
Yeah, I've noticed that. They have a bad habit of also lecturing to conservative on what conservatives are supposed to think.
I'm sorry, but I just don't see things that way. This issue has opened the eyes of a lot of women who suddenly are realizing how wrong it is to take a life, even a helpless inconsequential life, as a matter of convenience. The author has been staunchly pro-abortion, and even she admits that this issue is making her see things differently. I pray for Terry, but this issue is much bigger than her at this point.
That's because when you look under the hood, libertarianism is actually about one thing: ME ME ME!!!
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