I happen to have a lot of doubt about Michael's side of the story. The big reason is that he has shacked up with another woman, and has two kids with her. That makes Terri awfully inconvenient for him. To be honest, George Felos also gives me the creeps.
I also think that the folks supporting Terri have acquired a HUGE case of groupthink and have tossed out some unsubstantiated allegations that could come back to bite Free Republic and the conservative movement in general. Making false accusations will not help Terri or the effort agaisnt euthanasia. It will only be used against the right-to-life movement down the road.
People who want to get the facts straight and to deal with this situation rationally are not the enemy, and quite frankly, I resent seeing decent folks labeled as "pro-death" because they are not marching in lockstep. And to be blunt, there are other matter that need to be dealt with - at least one P-3 squadron is having a hard time finding the spare parts it needs to get its aircraft ready for a deployment. What do you think the maintenence personnel on that squadron think of this?
It's one of the reasons this is such a bitter pill to swallow.
The other is that it is painful to watch a political party I support go so sideways.
I'm with you on the unsubstantiated charges. The death threats dismay me to no end, too. Nothing like being "right to life" then threatening someone with death.
I would argue this case is important, because there are broad national implications, too. There are two ends to the spectrum of death, abortion and right to die. Once those lines are drawn, it is only a matter of time before moves are made to redraw them.
For instance, who in their right mind would have ever expected the right to abortion to eventually include the atrocity known as "partial birth abortion?"