April 5, 2005
The Washington Dispatch on "The Execution of Terri Schiavo"Topics: Commentary
Judie Brown writes of the great sadness of the death of Terri Schiavo who she describes as an innocent victim of a heinous crime, who was unjustly sentenced to die an excruciatingly painful death by starvation and dehydration. Although she says that words cannot express the inhumanity of the actions taken against Terri, I'd be willing to make a small wager that there are a lot of us who could think of more than just a few words to describe what was done to Terri by her husband(sic) and the courts, but such words would just be wasted on the choir, and those that never really understood the inhumanity of it all, will never get it anyway - so it's action that's required, not simple words of anquish and frustration.
However, Judie recaps and corrects some of the incorrect assumptions of the media and the euthanasia enthusiasts, and her commentary is a worthwhile read. Particularly her call to action that this tragedy will serve as an impetus for an awakening in this nation. We certainly can join with her in praying and taking thoughtful and concerted action to see to it that the wrongs that were forced upon Terri will help people to recognize the undeniable right to life - and the personhood - of every human being, regardless of his or her perceived condition. Most of us will agree with her that the truly frightening aspect of Terri's death is that it sets a precedent that can be used to impose a similar fate on other innocent, disabled human beings. Today's victim is Terri Schiavo. Tomorow it could be any one of us!
The citizens of this country and beyond should be outraged at the process that led to Terri's painful death. Terri's human rights were trampled as she was forced to die in a manner deemed inhumane for even an animal. The entire chain of events was deplorable and avoidable.
Read Julie's article ...
Cross posted at Hyscience
Posted by richard at April 5, 2005 9:20 AM
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