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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The "Schiavo Bill"

Yes, apparently some legislators have absolutely no shame.

The article does a poor job of actually explaining what the hell this bill may do, but from the title, I can surmise that if a Terri Schiavo-like situation existed in Minnesota, then her husband and doctors would be forced to keep her alive until "nature" had taken its course. In which case this bill is utterly disgusting.

I am glad that Schiavo had no consciousness left, because otherwise she would have been imprisoned in a personal Hell for years, having no meaningful existence but unable to express anything. Should I ever find myself in a similar situation, I don't want to be kept alive to prove the "sanctity of life." That's not life. That's a technological profanity.

And what does "Katy Thuleen, whose son was born 9 weeks prematurely with cerebral palsy, leaving doctors to suggest he may not live long" have to do with this? Does the law currently say that unless people explicitly say people should live, they will be killed? Thuleen didn't need this law to protect anything. How is her story relevant?

Republicans: in your bedroom, in your doctor's office, in your pocketbook. And increasingly in jail. What a party!


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