Terry Schiavo is in a Persistent Vegetative State.
She is beyond brain-dead, as parts of her brain no longer exist and have been replaced with cerebral fluid.
Terri Schiavo, bless her soul, is not going to recover. Ever. Period.
She was not abused, she was not strangled, she was not hit on the head- not that any of that really matters- it doesn’t change her condition.
Much to my shock and disbelief, certain elements within my party have decided that this is a case that they need to demagogue:
Shortly before a feeding tube was to be removed from a brain-damaged Florida woman, U.S. lawmakers on Friday called on Terri Schiavo to appear before congressional committees in an attempt to keep her alive.
House of Representatives leaders issued subpoenas for Schiavo while the Senate called her as a witness to congressional hearings to stave off the removal of her feeding tube, scheduled for 1 p.m.
Both the House and Senate also summoned her husband, Michael, who contends she would not have wanted to be kept alive in what court-appointed doctors describe as a persistent vegetative state.
“The Senate and the House remain dedicated to saving Terri Schiavo’s life. While discussions over possible legislative remedies continue, the Senate and the House are taking action to keep her alive in the interim,” said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican.
Absolutely disgusting, and Bill Frist knows better, which mands for makes this even more disgusting. I don’t even know what my party stands for anymore.
The court has ordered that Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube be removed. Say it again so it sinks in.
The woman is not a human being anymore- that was all destroyed. Her wit, her charm, her personality, her memory- in essence, Terri Schiavo- is long gone.
If the Republican leadership really respected life, they would immediately ask why Mrs. Schiavo must slowly starve to death rather than dying with dignity.
The answer, of course, is that the Big Government Republicans don’t trust you to make your own decisions, even with something as fundamental as your life.
*** Update ***
The most disgusting aspect of this is the villification of Michael Schiavo. If I read one more false accusation of abuse, I am going to blow my top. Terris Schiavo is probably in the state she is in because she had a potassium imbalance most likely brought on by bulemia which triggered a cardiac arrest.
She was not strangled.
She was not hit on the head.
There was no bleeding- you do think attending physicians would notice that, right?
I understand that some of you feel strongly about this- but making up vile stories about her husband, who is as much a victim as Terri, is simply inexcusable.