March 18, 2005

Terri Schiavo liveblogging links

I've purposefully stayed away from the Terri Schiavo case - I truly don't understand the entire case from either side, so I can't make an informed decision one way or the other.

There are others who have very strong opinions on either side.

In any event, Chris Short is liveblogging the events surrounding that family tragedy.

Additional liveblogging can be found at Blogs For Terri and at My Pet Jawa.

(More coverage from LaShawn Barber, Michelle Malkin, Neil Boortz, Neognosticos & others)

Posted by mhking at March 18, 2005 05:18 PM

It's stuff like this Schiavo case that makes me realize that I don't belong in either party. I am genuinely disgusted at what the Christian Right and the politicians they control are doing.

I don't mean to be disrespectful to you, Michael, because you were good enough to blogroll me early on, so I'll just leave it at that. But I did want to say that human dignity supersedes a lot of things that divide us. I am ashamed that this woman's life could be used for political purposes by Christians.

Posted by: Toby Petzold at March 18, 2005 06:34 PM

No disrespect taken, Toby - I've got misgivings on both sides that I have to deal with on my own; as a result, I can't comfortably point to one side or the other and say "this is the right thing" in this case. Chalk it up to my own ignorance.

And in that ignorance, I have a fear that both sides are somewhat guilty of political grandstanding in this case. I very well could be wrong. But in any event, I don't have a horse in this race, and am reluctant to back either side comfortably.

Posted by: mhking at March 18, 2005 06:49 PM

Starving this woman to death is in no way humane treatment. This wouldn't be allowed to happen to the worst criminal in this country. Terri is being sentenced to death because of being disabled and can't defend herself. Is she not one of the "least of these" that we should be caring for?

Posted by: kassilou at March 19, 2005 09:37 AM

why is no one upset at her husband for refusing to give her therapy at any time during her illness? he was given money for that specific purpose. also why does no one care about WHY she is in that state. she "collapsed" in her home in her twenties. I have to believe that her husband had something to do with it and wants to kill her and doesnt want her to improve so she wont tell on him. and whats wrong with christians who are politically conservative or liberal protesting this barbaric act. her parents say she communicates, how are WE to know that. why dont they just let her get that brain test that could prove what her parents say. what about the woman who woke up just recently that was in the news. also a woman wrote a book about her tube being removed when people thought she was in a "persistent vegatative state" and she wasnt. she said it was horrid pain being starved. what if terri is as her family says. an innocent woman should not be put through that pain. its funny how liberals will protest the death penalty for serial murderers and child rapists but they will quickly move to starve a woman to death so she can "have dignity". you dont even know if this is what she wants

Posted by: shari at March 19, 2005 12:46 PM

I feel her husband should just continue on with his new life and let Terry's family have control of her.
If she is the love of his life, then why is he straving her to death, I would want my love one to have every chance, after all she needs no life support, only food and water.
My heart goes out to Terry's family and I pray that they will beable to keep thier daughter.

Posted by: Elaine at March 20, 2005 04:25 PM

According to a Doctor last night on NBC (the network that HASN'T been in the news for fake journalism "yet"), her vegetative state means that she doesn't even feel hunger so the appearance of inhumane is just that, an "appearance" that tugs on the heart-strings of those of us with our jaws on the floor....He claims that she is feeling no pain whatsoever....

Posted by: CrzyDJM at March 22, 2005 07:10 AM
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