What I've come way with, in addition to your excellent point about the absence of common sense and decency that permeates this matter, is the sense of being exposed to an overwhelming amount of what is best summed up as sheer propaganda. The finances of Terri's care, the sinister origins of her injuries, the true actions of her husband throughout her care, the reality of her medical condition, the 'Real' expressed wishes of her regarding heroic measures to maintain life and on and on. What all of these subplots have in common is the virtual absence of clear, objective and factual supporting details or citations of source.
Instead we are treated to what appears to me to be a continuous stream of rumor, estimation, anecdotal information and raw speculation that masquerades as certifiable Truth and this inaccuracy and obfuscation has left me very, very upset.
I'm upset with the Judicial System for failing to gain control of this situation by conducting a true 'de novo' revue of this matter, ordering definitive tests by recognized and objective examiners and publishing these findings in the record. I'm upset with the Congress for wading in and basing much of their actions on incomplete and clearly disputed information. Finally, I'm upset that both sides of this issue (M Schiavo and the Shindlers) could not reach your common sense resolution of this matter, if for nothing more than their oft expressed love and caring for Terri Schiavo.
IMHO It is not surprising that people are seriously worked up - Both sides of the issue find support in the form of this baloney.
But now, it laid out for all to see.
Speaking for myself, I am glad I married a Catholic woman. She will do right by me when time comes for that,