Zogby: Americans Wanted Terri to LiveMy faith in America is restored.
By a significant plurality, Americans did not agree with the decision by state and federal courts last week that Terri Schiavo should be starved to death, a new Zogby poll has found. According to a report on the survey by Life News, Zogby pollsters asked: If a person becomes incapacitated and has not expressed their preference for medical treatment, should "the law presume that the person wants to live, even if the person is receiving food and water through a tube?"
Forty-three percent of those surveyed said yes, with just 30 percent saying the feeding tube should be removed.
Zogby then asked: "If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water?"
A staggering 79 percent said the patient should not be denied food and water. Just 9 percent said yes. (link)
Of course, none of you marched on the hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida where Terri was starved to death, demanding her release ...
But I can forgive you for that. I didn't lift a finger to prevent her murder either.