March 24, 2005

Terri Schiavo

The BLUE EYED INFIDEL makes a good point about starving Terri to death.

Here's the last line, but do go read the rest.

And it's also the reason why I think that you are completely batshit insane - not to mention a rotten human being - if you truly think it's wrong to let her live in a PVS state because she is capable of suffering by persisting in that state, but it's okay to starve her to death, because she is incapable of suffering from the long, slow, painful death of dehydration and starvation.

The supreme court turned down the parents request.
I guess if you can't prove you are alive and worth saving you out of luck. At least in Florida.

Posted by Rachel Ann at March 24, 2005 03:46 PM

Very distorted reasoning, sick world.

Posted by: muse at March 26, 2005 06:54 PM

Hi - I wanted to stop by since I didn't think you checked my blog since you last posted and I wanted you to understand something about what I said.

What you don't understand about people involving the media is that it REALLY pisses judges off. The court system considers itself dignified (even if we don't always) and they don't like when people use the media to supposedly gain things through publicity. When people do this kind of thing, they usually don't get their way.

This is not like OJ or Robert Blake; the court system is not Hollywood. The woman's life is at stake, and the parents and the husband screwed her themselves. The parents did it by contacting the media in the first place, and the husband did it by asking the court to make the decision instead of doing it himself or allowing her parents to do it, and also by responding to the media.

I am sure an attorney or two or three probably all told the Schindlers this at some point; they would be remiss not to. And if they did, the Schindlers obviously chose to ignore it. You don't hear about the thousands of these cases that happen every year, because the parties don't choose to get involved with something (in this case, the media and the government) that would work adversely to their purposes. Adding the government to this mess has only made it worse.

Terri is probably dying because the parents did this to her, and the judges are so pissed they won't change their minds. Now the husband is powerless to even give the parents the right of taking care of her, so they have really screwed everyone by getting the media involved.

Posted by: Moi at March 27, 2005 05:40 PM

Moi, I sincerely hope you're wrong. To think that Judge Greer is ruling against the Schindlers because he's annoyed at them for talking to the media is a pretty cynical view. I refuse to believe that a woman is dying because Greer is abominably petty.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 27, 2005 11:31 PM

It's very likely that they all (not just one judge) don't like the media spectacle. Seen it done before. It's not just "talking to the media." This is way beyond that. And judges in higher courts tend to support the lower judges. Because calling one of them wrong would be calling All of them wrong.

Because Mr. Schiavo did not do it himself, but let the court decide, he and the court set legal precedent that they can't undo. And that the court really doesn't want to see undone, at this point.

Posted by: Moi at March 28, 2005 12:22 AM

I think that's more accurate. Judges are reluctant to overrule other judges. But, your earlier charge that a media spectacle would influence a judge's temperment made me recoil. I hope it's never true, though I'm sure that it's happened. I hope it hasn't happened in this case.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 29, 2005 04:55 AM
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