Of interest is the fact that, during the pregnancy, Lauren relied on feeding tubes and a breathing machine to keep her alive. Today Lauren has a feeding tube only. But there is a struggle going on regarding whether or not Lauren will live or die.
Lauren's case is more than a sad commentary on the plight of a family battling over what each of the opponents believes would be in her best interest. Her story is a testimony to the growing philosophy in this country that some, because of their condition, are better off dead than alive.
Like Terri Schiavo before her, Lauren is not dying nor is she in a terminal condition. She has been diagnosed as someone in a persistent vegetative state, someone who is very much alive but locked in her body and unable to express her desires to anyone. The only thing Lauren is relying on is a feeding tube without which she will starve to death. Lauren's mother, who is Laurens guardian, wants the feeding tube removed while Lauren's father is fighting to keep Lauren alive............
The left shouts their propaganda loud and long so that more may believe ordinary Americans want innocent people like Terri Schiavo and Lauren put to death, and that decent Americans oppose those who would save innocent lives. We have heard this refrain for years, now. Looks like McCain has those guys as friends...
Still this trio is unpersuaded by a man, McCain, who shares their oft-spoken views on marriage, abortion, small government, corruption, low taxes and the Iraq War. So what do they want?
Rather, who does this squad represent?
First they speak for themselves, and their quest for influence by the sheer exercise of power. This group helped create the mawkish Terri Schiavo hysteria.
Schiavo had been brain-dead since 1990. But talk radio drove Congress and President Bush himself in the winter of 2005 to sign legislation designed to save her.