sam's notes

notes on government, sports and popular culture

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Judge James Whittemore has has refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.

This is a very complicated issue and, to paraphrase Wharton, people a lot smarter than I am have weighed in on the issue.

But I'm with Wharton and President Bush: Why not err on the side of life? To me, a country where side so adamantly rationlizes letting a woman starve to death is the truly scary place.

Hoggard is worked up because people are making Michael Schiavo out to be a villain in the matter. He writes:

"We should be in awe of Michael Schiavo's commitment to his vows of marriage."

But while Schiavo may not be a bigamist, as Rep. Phil Gingrey suggests, is Schiavo not an adulterer? Marriage vows state "til death do you part." Granted, Schiavo's prolonged legal fight has been about "death doing them part."

But in the meantime, Schiavo has taken the conscious decision to move on with another woman and sire two children with her. That bothers me, and, in my opinion, it undermines his credibility in this whole ugly situation.


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