Judge Whittemore wrote that Ms. Schiavo's "life and liberty interests" had been protected by Florida courts. Despite "these difficult and time strained circumstances," he wrote, "this court is constrained to apply the law to the issues before it."
No. Ms. Schiavo's liberty and life were not protected. She is being starved to death as we speak. And according to a Nobel nominated neurologist she can feel pain contrary to what many have been saying.
The law is meant to protect the rights of it's citizens. In the case of Ms. Schiavo, a woman who would respond to her parents, and received these injuries under very unusual circumstances that have lead some to believe foul play, her basic right to survive has been declared null and void.
Because her husband says he heard her, years ago, say that she would want to be killed under these circumstances. A claim refuted by Terri's parents. Furthermore many of Terri's closest friends say that this is not what Terri would have wanted and have gone on the record to say that Terri's relationship with her husband was never that good.
Surely that's enough for reasonable doubt. And in these cases if there is reasonable doubt, then we should always favour the side of life.
My heart goes out to the parents, friends, and family of Terri Schiavo. Terri is in her darkest hours right now.
Nothwithstanding a miracle to come out of these court challenges it seems like Terri's life is over. My hope is that a judge will at least allow Terri to spend her final dying hours with her parents and friends. Right know neither are being allowed to visit her by orders of her husband. Also all those visitors are strip searched for food incase they feed her. I hope some compassion will be shown eventually by someone.
Today a new era is dawning before western civilization. It's an era where a person's right to life is no longer respected. It's an era where euthenasia has been declared open season on the disabled. It's an era where Judges have lost the respect of the people they are supposed to serve. It's an era where the flood gates have been opened... And people may not like what they are opening themselves up to.