I do hope the next Pope will consider making her Blessed. She wouldn't reach Sainthood, but she has inspired very much faith in the world and is worthy of recognition, in my view.
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Any or all of them could have legitimately saved her. This is what devastates me.
I have questions as to whether a person who is unable to take nourishment/water unaided and by their own hand without a stomach tube, or a person who is unable to breath unaided without a ventilator is not realistically being sustained by extraordinary means. The two both seem to logically qualify as extraordinary means in my mind.
This was a killing by the law. The sickening fact is, Florida law sanctions murder.
I wish the author would have explained why it is a matter for the courts in the first place. Aside from determining who is the guardian, the courts should have stayed out of the issue completely.
Court ordered murder of a citizen who committed no crime just strikes me as a bad idea.
Everyday, as I read more and more - I have come to feel that Terri is at least finally at peace. I have also come to believe - that the moment God saw what Michael was doing, HE decided to make this one life have an impact on the rest of the lives to come.God makes all bad things good - in His way.
Terri will forever stand in my heart and mind as the Ultimate Victim - both of physical abuse and abuse by the system that should have protected her. God is turning her tragedy into something that will change the course this world is on.
I know her death was not in vain, as God, and the ones continuing to write and post - are keeping her alive for all to know. HE will have the Ultimate vengeance - and it is up to us to make sure the news continues to travel - for as long as we can still type, eat, and live. JK
Beware of Hillary Care....we must never allow any elected, or non-elected person to legislate laws that order the killing of those considered 'useless' by the state.
We must strive to strike out the word "vegetable" when applied to human beings.
We must work to turn the treacherous course of dehumanizing the handicapped, diabled and infirm.
We must enforce upon our elected representatives that we abhor and despise the outright malicious cruel inhumane killing of innocent living human beings.
We must hold our elected and non-elected representatives accountable for failure to act when a life such as Terri's is at stake.
I have a couple of questions and might as well ask them here as on another thread:
Who had the most influence in getting this story into the national spotlight, and more importantly, who had the most influence in getting that first law passed in Florida that spared her for a little longer and made the most noises in the final losing battle? What other activists were as vociferous as Free Republic? Jesse Jackson arrived several days late and several dollars short, but I do appreciate it that he finally did show up and speak out.
Even Free Republicans (here and out there) couldn't agree in this case.
I have one more question: What if both the parents and Michael had agreed it was appropriate to pull the feeding tube and went to court together to have it done? Would that have made it any less wrong? Would there have been a quieter outcome?
It's the young people that are a worry. All my granddaughter's friends think it was the right thing to do. She is an atheist (claims to be) Democrat (worked for them), but has stood firm that they shouldn't have done this to Terri. I would like to think that it wasn't because she saw how much it upset me. She has a good heart for people and animals.
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Agreed. I chose that paragraph to highlight also!