Comments: Congress comes to the rescue of Terri Schiavo

I've noticed a disturbing trend in the roll call vote yesterday...

Of course, McKinney voted for death. Probably the only time she's ever done so in her life. But consider the circumstances. *shrug*

Posted by Laurence Simon at March 21, 2005 09:36 AM

I’ve been following the Schiavo case, but not writing sbout it, simply becaue the whole affair literally makes me sick to my stomach! The idea that this man, who took a vow to be with this woman through sickness and health, is trying to murder her so he can marry his girlfriend that he has two illegitmate children with is disgusting.

I watched the debate last night on C-span, it was almost surreal to see the Democrats arguing passionately for her starvation. As an African American, even worse was seeing black democrats arguing against saving her life and throwing veiled racist inuendos around that all this effort by Republicans is for one (white) person, while blacks are suffering from inadequate healthcare. One Black female member from Indiana even mentioned the cost($5 million dollars) of having this special session of Congress. How can you put a price tag on human life?

What has our society become when men murder their preganant wives on Christmas Eve, chilfren are abducted and murdered, and a United States Congressman mentions cost on the floor of the House when debating life and death?

Posted by New Leadership at March 21, 2005 09:55 AM

The legislation does not ask a federal court to step in and reconnect Terri Sciavo's feeding tube. It only creates a cause of action in federal courts.

Posted by Joshua Claybourn at March 21, 2005 10:06 AM

Helpful links:

Understanding and misunderstanding persistent vegetative state

History of Schiavo case

Posted by Anomalocaris at March 21, 2005 12:20 PM

Michael, This last friday,Larry King aired an interview with Michael Schiavo that was contradictory and scary. First the husband is talking about "honoring' Terri's wishes,but then later on in the interview he's talking about not what Terri wanted,but what he wanted. I find it very hard to believe that Schiavo didn't remember her death wish until after 7 years of Terri being in a hospice. Something is not right here. I agree the action taken.

Posted by Eric at March 21, 2005 12:47 PM

So now if Terri now dies because the feeding tube was removed.

What will the doctor write on the death certificate as the cause of death?

Think!

Terri is alive.

Terri has comitted no crime.

Terri is unable to speak for herself

Terri has been sentenced to death by starvation.

and.

Terri has had no legal representation.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

Posted by LHM at March 22, 2005 04:48 AM

WHY THE GOVERTMENT CAN"T DO NOTHING FOR TERRY,WHY DECIDE AND ORDER KILL TERRY FOR NO GIVE WATER AND FOOD,IN HEAR FLORIDA ANIMAL CONTROL COME FROM MY HOUSE AND SEE NO FOOD AND NO WATER FROM MY DOG I GO DIRECT FROM JAIL BECOUSE SUPOURTO IS CRUEL,WHAT HAPPEN WHITH TERRY SHE IS HUMAN AND NEED LIVE,WHY THIS GOVERTMENT IS SO CRUEL PLEASE IS ONE HUMAN NEED SOMEVARRY HELP IS INPOSIBLE IN U.S.A THE JUSTICE ORDER KILL (HOMICIDE) TERRY FOR NO GIVE FOOD AND WATER IS HORRIBLE THIS CRUELTY,IS INDIGNANT

Posted by TAMARA ECHEVARRIA at March 26, 2005 07:23 PM

Why is this woman being allowed to die when she can turn her head, and she seems to be crying out for help. We give our pets more compassion than she is being given. She is an innocent human being who appears to want to live, and she is being denied the cheapest commodities on our planet, food and water. This is as unreal as Christ's execution. Will someone rescue her before she dies needlessly.

Posted by Lula Orsby at March 27, 2005 02:38 PM
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