If we all agree that an injection is a humane way of ending the suffering of little animals, why are we allowing the state of Florida to starve - over the next two weeks - a severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo? That slow agonizing process began yesterday. A judge (!) has ordered that her feeding tube be removed.
JUDGE DOOMS TERRIThis is what we've come to. We are now starving to death the weakest amongst us. And we are justifying it by saying that's what she would have wanted.
By MITCH STACY
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — With Terri Schiavo lying in her hospice bed, the world around her was in the midst of a political and legal storm: Congress was issuing subpoenas demanding she be brought before a hearing, lawyers were filing last-ditch appeals and a politician was leveling claims of "barbarism."
But in the end, the judge presiding over the case, Circuit Judge George Greer, rebuffed the unprecedented subpoena effort by Republicans in Congress to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive, and doctors pulled her feeding tube soon after.
Schiavo, 41, could linger for more than a week without the tube, provided no one intercedes and gets it reinserted — as happened twice before. (link)
Even a mongrel gets better treatment. This is shameful beyond words.