Saturday, March 18, 2006

Terri Schiavo

Today marks the one year anniversery of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removal. That story was a huge controversy. The Right to Die phrase was used over and over by the euthenasia group that was supporting Michael Schiavo. It is interesting to note however, that Mr. Schiavo was living in Indianna with his GIRLFRIEND and 2 KIDS at the time of this, and just flew to Florida for the "event". It was and is sad to see that so many people bought into the unfounded "right to die" talking points.

God said " I have put life and death before you, Choose Life"

In the Declaration of Independence it states " We hold these triths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator certain unalienable Rights, that amoung these are LIFE, liberty, the pursuit of happiness".

Not only was this whole thing un-American, it was Murder. This group slaughtered an innocent person.
I was in Florida the whole time this was going on, and I believe that being there for that gave me some more insight and information as to what was going on. More so than other parts of the Nation.

I know that Michael Schiavo was given money to take care of Terri, but instead he spent it elsewhere. I know that the euthenasia people told Michael to move Terri to a hospice, which is where she was for 3 years. I know that, from the Affidavits and records, if the recovery money was spent on recovery Terri would have been better. I Know that Michael stopped therapy. I know that terri was respnsive. I know that she tried to talk. I know that she died a painful death.
(because when your eyes and toungue are bleeding.....its hard NOT to be in pain).
I also know that it wasn't Governor Bush's fault. Yes, he COULD have done more...but so could the US congress.

The US congress wanted Terri as a witness, which meant that she would 1. have been protected and 2. would have her feeding tube, and therefore would stay alive. However, the Judge in Fl ignored it, and ruled that the feedin tube be removed. He told Gov. Bush, that if he did anything he would be held in contempt of court.

Yet, the Judge was in contempt of congress! nothing came out of one acted. Then, Terri's tube was removed. She died a few weeks after. Euthenasia had its victory.....and we our loss. All because people didn't act.


Jonathan M said...

Many people did act, but you are right that more people should have. Unfortunately this is just how these types of things getting footing in our country.

Veronika said...

You're so right, Kierstyn. I heard "the right to die" so many times, I wanted to scream. God has given us the right to live, even though we don't deserve it, and we have no right to throw away His gift.

Wonderful post, thanks for using your voice!
God bless!

MVB said...

Excellent post, Kierstyn! You're 100% correct!