Tuesday, February 22, 2005


The wonderful world of legal murder

Michael Schiavo wants Terri's feeding tube removed. That will kill her. She will die a prolonged, painful death from starvation and dehydration. He says she'd want that, but he has no written proof. He just says it, and has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the legal system to get his wife dead.

Terri's family is Roman Catholic. Her parents say she wouldn't allow this. They've spent every dime they have in a legal battle with their son-in-law to keep their daughter alive and care for her for the rest of her life.

I can't understand why Michael Schiavo is so dedicated to killing his wife. Her parents would love nothing more than to take care of her for the rest of her life. There's something more to the story than meets the eye. He just needs to walk away, why put her parents through all this pain?

It's not because she said she wouldn't want to be kept alive like this. No. People say things like that all the time, I have. I knew a man who said he wouldn't go into a hospital to die with the tubes and everything that goes with it. He meant it, he believed it. I believed him. When the time came, he died in the hospital, just like he didn't want to go. And, you know, I don't think any less of him for it. The will to live is very strong.

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