Sunday, March 20, 2005

Always Choose Life

We laugh, we cry, we live, we die. That is our world of simple gifts and simple pleasures. Yet at times the simplicity becomes complicated by human interference. That seems to be the Terry Schiavo case in a nutshell. I may be wrong, as I have not followed the saga of the Schiavo/Schindler families as closely as have many bloggers, who are indeed having a profound effect on the fate of Mrs. Schiavo. There are many unanswered questions in my mind, such as why this woman was not given therapy if it could improve her life? If her husband had given up hope for her recovery and he wanted to remarry, why could he not divorce her? If her injuries had been caused by domestic violence, why was that not investigated fifteen years ago. There are always two sides to every story, and it may just be that neither side of this story is a "good" one. It may just be that the love of money is the root of the evil here.

In Terry's case, there are thousands, perhaps millions of people who would choose life for her. There are only a few people who want her to die. Why not let her live? It is simple; always choose life.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for writing about Terri. I think I've done four or five posts in the last three days, emailed Congress and the President at least three times, and convinced two private citizens that disabled people have human rights, and I'm exhausted. Every time I think about sleeping or watching the tube, I think about how much work I've put in for the Republicans over the years and how little is being done to save Terri. I'm just so tired.

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  2. Thank you Ghostie for reading my comments. We are all disturbed by the course of events and seeing that her parents and siblings have no standing in the law. Yet we can marvel at the tenacity of the human spirit to hold on to love and life.

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