Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Enough already

So, round one in the federal court fight goes to Michael Schiavo, as if that were a big surprise. The federal judiciary sees the same things the Florida courts did: that Terri Schiavo's parents do not have proof that she didn't want to be this way. However, the quote I read today really ticked me off. The Schindlers' lawyer, David Gibbs, said that Terri Schiavo's religious rights were being infringed. He added that if she dies before a full review by the federal courts, the courts will have denied the will of Congress (let it be noted here that the will of Congress was three senators and half of the House, hardly the will of a full body) and will lead to "eternal damnation of her soul."
YES. There it is. It's the religious right, in all its glory. I'm Catholic, but I don't think in any situation that God would be damning my soul if I were in the state of Terri Schiavo. She has NO cognitive function. She doesn't suffer from "cognitive disabilities." My brother suffers from that sort of thing, but he can still basically think and function and care for himself. He has the mentality of a child, but he's okay. Terri Schiavo is a vegetable, and she will not emerge from that state. She is being held alive against her will, and if there's any doubt of her will, there is seven years of court precedent that shows otherwise. If the Schindlers lose, will Congress try to buck the courts again? The vast majority of Americans think Congress was wrong. For the love of God almighty, they need to stop now. Otherwise, I'd think that it's the souls of these meddling Congressmen who will face "eternal damnation."


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