March 11, 2005

How Much for a Life?

I don't know how many people are familiar with the Terri Schiavo case, but I am making a presumption that most people have the basics down. Drink This has just posted on a new hope to save the woman's life. A San Diego business man is offering Terri's husband 1 million dollars to transfer care to Terri's parents.

I do hope and pray that he takes the man up on his offer.

The idea of allowing someone to starve to death as being a human action, is horrifying to me. If in fact she is "dead" and can't feel anything, her heart beating will have no effect on her quality of life. If in fact she is "alive" (and from various things I have read about visits made to her by others, for example this one she definitely has some degree of awarness), than a painful death by starvation is nothing short of cruel. This is not like "pulling the plug" when the brain is gone and the heart is being kept pumping artificially. The woman's heart is beating, she has brain activity. To withhold food is murder; the state sanctioned murder of an innocent woman.

I really pray Michael takes the businessman up on his offer.

Posted by Rachel Ann at March 11, 2005 07:20 AM
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