Monday, March 21, 2005

The Terri Schiavo case

I've been following this sad case from a distance. However, I have to disagree with the president and Congress getting involved in this matter. This case has dragged on for many years with Mrs. Schiavo's husband getting permission to remove the feeding tube and her parents then getting a court order to reinsert the tube.

Enough already!

This poor woman will never return to a "normal" life. It's been clearly shown that the husband -- as her legal guardian -- does have the right to make this hard decision on her behalf. It's not like he hasn't given it time or exhausted all medical opinions.

The parents also need to face reality. They are only extending their daughter's suffering -- and their own suffering -- by continuing to battle their son-in-law in court.

I'm disappointed in the president and the Republicans in Congress for getting involved. Aren't the Republicans the ones that keep saying that government should not be involved in peoples' lives? I guess it depends on if they agree or disagree with the course of action that people take. I'm a moderate Republican and I disagree with what the party is doing.

Let her go.