Have to disagree even though I agree with much of what you said regarding respect for life. Terri Schiavo ultimately died because of an outmoded legal doctrine that gives even estranged spouses superior next of kin rights over living, compentent parents. Like I said, if Terri's parents were her first in line next of kin, not her "husband", we wouldn't be having this conversation. And note to other freepers: Do not allow your children to marry unless they grant you power of attorney that will supercede in an ironclad way the next of kin rights of their spouse. After all, you never know if the nice young man your daughter brings home might be next Richard Speck.
posted on 10/01/2012 11:08:01 AM PDT
(Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
I watched this case unfold in FL. The problem wasn’t an outmoded legal doctrine... that was the foil to give the semblance of fealty to the law. The problem was a judge which allowed a hearsay request to die from an estranged husband with a monetary conflict of interest.
posted on 10/01/2012 11:14:43 AM PDT
(Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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