Ah Bugger

The vapid utterings of a neurotic mind.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005


How is it possible that people don’t see that by removing food from a person, regardless if they feed themselves or not, is wrong? Are people seeing the Terri Schiavo case only for the fact that the government is getting involved and they are afraid that this will open the door for the government to dictate how they can live their lives? I understand that is a scary notion, but it does not under any circumstances negate that fact that this woman is not being held alive under the aid of machines. I don’t want the government involved in such matters either, but we can’t simply eradicate things that become a hindrance to our lives. By removing Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, we are placing her under the category of disposable items. Is that what we have become? A nation that is so used to convenience that even our humans are disposable once they become an inconvenience? I don’t want to live in a country where people don’t place a value on a person’s life. You can tell me what you want about your rights and what you want out of your life. No one wants to be in Terri Schiavo’s place, or her family’s, but that is what happened to them and they should be commended for their faith and commitment to her. And if you want to make sure that it does not happen to you, write your living will and make sure that your family understands your wishes. But don’t stand there and tell me that it is right to kill someone, regardless of how little you think of their life.


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