Monday, March 14, 2005

Thank God It's Not Friday

We have less than a week to make Friday a day of life and Hope, and not death for Terri Schiavo.

For those not living in the State of Florida, engage your US Senator and Representative and respectfully request fast action.

Floridians also can request action in Washington, but they also have an option in Tallahassee.

Obviously, time is of the essence.

Barbara Simpson (aka The Babe in the Bunker for us Bay Area folks) states the case rather plainly in her most recent WorldNetDaily piece:

With the case of Terri Schiavo, the door to legally eliminating "the imperfect" among us has been opened. If Terri dies – as the Florida court is ordering, as her husband-in-name-only demands, as his euthanasia-supporter attorney argues – there isn't one of us who will ever be safe from the system.

Read the whole thing.

Another chilling thought:

It will set legal precedent making it possible and legally permissible for any medical personnel, any hospital or other institution, any lawyer, judge or lawmaker to decide it's time for us to die.

They will let it happen, or make it happen – makes no difference. The only thing that matters is that someone else decides your fate, the fate of your children, spouse, parents, siblings, family member, neighbor or anyone else.

And a sobering conclusion:

Terri Schiavo needs our help. This is not mercy killing. She is not a vegetable. She is not brain dead. She is a damaged human being, but she is human. If we ignore that or pretend that because she is "damaged," she has no value and it's OK to kill her, we are no better than the Nazis who picked and chose who would live or die.

We fought a world war to stop that mentality. We must not fall victim now.

Why, in the absence of any legal written document, is our judicial system erring on the side of death, not Life?

The ugly truth is, it's murder. The other ugly truth is there's often nothing you can do about it. If Terri Schiavo is killed, murder of the innocent will be locked in the law.