Thoughts on Terri Schiavo

March 29, 2005

The Terri Schiavo case seems to be the only thing many want to talk about State side at the moment, and although living a long distance away the case has also made news here, although about 20 pages into The West and the second part of the 6pm news. I’m not aware of all the sides for or against, but I have one observation, proabably made by others, isn’t letting her starve to death cruel and unusual punishment? I mean, if the State has ruled that she should die then wouldn’t pumping her full of morphine be a nicer way of doing it? Personally I do have some concerns about the state allowing the death to happen full stop but essentially torturing someone, leaving them to an excrutiating death is a terrible thing to do. Am I advocating euthanasia, well no, but essentially in turning off the her life line US courts have essentially advocated for voluntary euthanasia, but if you must have it, shouldn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t it be done in the most humane way possible? I mean, seriously, I wouldn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t let a dog starve to death, brain damaged or not, and neither should the State of Florida or Schiavo?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s husband. Pump her full of drugs and be done with it, or put the foodline back in.