Skip to comments.Word for Word: 15 years ago, Terri Schiavo's 'last hope'
Posted on 03/24/2005 2:19:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Hi backhoe. Thanks for all your work.
Memories diverge on what Terri wanted
Five years ago, a judge heard from those who said she wouldn't want to be on life support, and those who said she would want to fight.
By DAVID KARP, Times Staff Writer
Published March 24, 2005
Thanks for the links.
It's fascinating that they had all these specific on point conversations with Terri about what she wanted that they didn't recall for over 7 years after she fell into this condition.
The entire world is watching this entire drama unfold right before their eyes and many are absolutely horrified and chilled beyond belief at what they see.
When a great nation such as ours starts to dehumanize individuals in the way that Terri is being dehumanized in an organized effort to rationalize the killing off of those members of our society who are sick, disabled, no longer productive, "have worthless lives or lives not worth living" or "wish to die".
It is a sad day a very dark day in history.
The World's Superpower and Champion of Human Rights around the globe is starving and dehydrating a disabled woman to death and underage children who bring her water are being handcuffed and arrested.
Does that sum it up? Did I miss anything?
If China decides to put a bullet in the brain of all their retarded school children tomorrow, what can we say or do?
Next time we want to whine because Libya or Egypt is on the United Nations human rights council we better learn to bite our lip.
There is your perspective from overseas.
Yes, not until he had "moved on."
There won't be a problem with Social Security because there's going to be a lot less people to worry about paying it to should Florida's laws be upheld as they are to the end result of Terri's death.
One of the people on the side of Death believes people like Terri should not have Constitutional Rights.
What are they?
The right to due process - including staying alive
Being beaten and having no right to get the assaulter put away
Being raped and told sorry, we cannot/do not have to protect you because you're not a person
Having your tubes tied if you're not up to their standards
Being robbed and laughed at and snickered at by the police because you don't 'look' right or 'walk' right
These are rights/freedoms/PROTECTIOS that people died for so today's American's could have them
And they CAN be taken away - just at the snap of a finger
If judges can think Terri should be killed out of hand, what's to stop them from killing you, your child or someone else you love,
All on heresay,
All without proof you've even done a criminal act
All because you simply EXIST.
Oh, Terri matters alright.
One of the interesting things about this issue is how dynamic it is. The MSM wants to portray it as "us versus them, right vs. left, black vs. white"-- but it's not that cut & dried.
A vest-pocket glimpse of my wife of 20 years is here:
...and minor political differences aside, we generally see eye-to-eye on things. Always been on the side of "keep me alive if I can still enjoy life at some level, otherwise, let me go."
Now? She wants me to fight to keep her alive, regardless. And as her Avatar, I would do this. Me, I'd rather see what's on the Other Side...
Tired: SHOULD BE PROTECTIONS.
We'll all be checking out soon enough.
It's our obligation to make our wishes known - in writing.
This goes into my permanent bookmarks. VERY FEW posts earn that distinction.
That's one of the things about the Pro-Death side that astounds me... the way I put it to people is, "What's the rush? Terri can always die later."
And you're right about getting things down in writing, although there's still no substitute for a trustworthy spouse who is willing to fight for you when you can't do it.
Thank you very kindly.
That's a good idea. When in doubt, hand out copies to trusted friends and family.
Here's the original article about the brain stimulator.
It says the Schindlers don't have many assets. I thought they were going to assume total responsibility for Terri's care???
You suggest her right to live depends on her parents' ability to pay?
I suggest they could earn a lot from fund raisers and such.
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