Terri Schiavo is dead
May we never see these cruel people again
Terri Schiavo dies
By Maya Bell
March 31, 2005, 9:57 AM EST
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo died today, ending an agonizing 15-year odyssey that divided a family and a nation over her right to die. She was 41.
Schiavo took her last breath 13 days after her life-sustaining tube was removed by a court order.
Experts said her story was a lesson for countless Americans who never discussed, much less wrote down, what they would want if they were suddenly thrust into her tragic situation.
"Thanks to Terri, people who have never had that conversation are having it right now," said Kenneth Goodman, a medical ethicist at the University of Miami. "That is her legacy."
There is a God. She didn't die of gangrene or a heart attack or infection, or any of the other miserable ways the bedridden can die. Of course, Jesse Jackson is making an asshole of himself on CNN. He's talking about health care for normal people, which means he just doesn't get how evil his new friends are.
Do these people understand that they wanted to condemn Schaivo to a miserable, painful death? That the parents were so unhinged that they didn't care if she suffered from other diseases as long as she was alive?
Now the circus will go into overdrive. The fundies are singing. Pasty face white folks with no jobs holding a tent revival. Ah, thank you Bill Frist, thank you Tom DeLay. Without your interference, none of this would have become the most important story in America. It would have taken years to expose them. Thanks to your catering to the most deranged elements in US society, we now see them exposed and the GOP tied to them like a chain gang.
One of the wacko priest supporting the Schindlers, said the brother and sister were asked to leave so Michael Schaivo could spend the last minutes alone with his dying wife. He said "his heartless cruelty continued".
What? Heartless what? The Schindlers slandered this man, allowed protesters to haunt his small children, tormented him for eight years and they want to talk about heartless cruelty? They tore into him for years, slandered him and placed his life in danger. There's been plenty of heartless cruelty and it lays at the feet of the Schindler's.
posted by Steve @ 10:12:00 AM