I do not think I have ever been more dissappointed with our political system in my entire life until now. Since when does Congress have the right to become a judicial branch of the government? The entire Schiavo case should have never have made it this far but now that it has I have realized that it is a bigger problem than most people see.
The question of quality of life is the issue and the husband, by law has the right to decide if the feeding tube should or should not be removed. End of discussion. That’s the law. I don’t care if he is seeing another woman, he is still married to Terri Schiavo and from talking to people and doing a little research there is little he can do to get a divorce. There is no one who can honestly tell me that Terri Schiavo is “living”, she has been in a vegetative state for 15 years, 15! She is currently in a hospice, which last time I checked was for palliative treatment, not curative. A hospice, by definition neither postpones nor hastens death. To me this would mean that the feeding tube be removed, because technically it is postponing death. A hospice is supposed to provide care to patients who have a limited life expectancy, Terri Schiavo has been alive artificially for 15 yrs.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for treating the sick, but this is not treatment, it is postponing what people know will happen, they just don’t know when.
I know that fellow Republicans are reading this and saying to themselves that I am not a true member of the party, well, if that’s the way you feel it’s too bad. I am a pro-life person but this is not life, it is suffering at it’s worst and we (the government) have let it go too far. Congress has no right to act the way it has and I am very interested to see what kind of holes this opens up for other people. We are watching the demise of our political system unfold right before our eyes.