Thursday, March 24, 2005

Why I haven't said anything about it

Schiavo. Okay, I'm not going to get into a huge argument over this, but I do have some comments since apparently we're doomed to have more crap about this than bogus social security plans. This woman told her spouse that she didn't want to be supported by machines and wanted to "die with dignity". Now regardless of whether or not you want to believe that story, it would probably be typical for near death patients to want to "die with dignity" or at the very least not be smeared through a media circus with your putrid looking face on every newspaper cover with everybody from Florida to Congress talking about you. Personally, I think the woman should be allowed to die(jebus that sounds so weird). I can appreciate the parent's wanting to keep their child alive and I can appreciate the argument that her husband has moved on, whatever. When medical science has decided that nothing more can be done, that's when you respect the person's wishes when they were competent, not the rantings of a half delirious woman barely surviving on a feeding tube. Finally, there are so many bigger things to deal with than this crap that for Congress to waste and entire day's worth of business haggling over how they could overstep their authority to order this woman's life. I mean Jeb Bush tried to kidnap her so that in his custody the decision could be made and fortunately the state of Florida was smart enough to deny this and get law enforcement to prevent the governor's actions, but seriously this is the stupidest thing I've ever seen a bunch of conservatives hang themselves over.

No comments: