March 18, 2005

Wow

Not only is Congress giving the Constitution a big old "Fuck You" this week by making a mockery of the separation of powers and blocking the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, but now they are going to subpoena her to appear before Congress. This is such an astonishing level of cruelty and indignity being inflicted on her, I don't even know what to say. What is the point of doing this? She can't testify. Are they going to give her a medical exam right there on the House floor? And what makes any of them qualifed to determine anything about her medical condition? This is just so disgusting and dehumanizing. While her parents may be a little nuts, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because they are her parents, and no parent wants to see their child die. But not a single one of the other people fighting to keep her alive gives a fuck about her. She's just a tool to advance their agenda. It makes me sick.

Update: Well it looks like whatever they were trying to do didn't work (yet), and a judge has ordered the tube removed, which has now been done. Granted, that doesn't meen it's over, because it will take a while for her to die, and things could still change (it was removed once before, and then replaced a few days later, so anything is possible). I want to say that she will finally get to die with dignity, but that almost doesn't seem possible (the dignity part, not the dying), given all the craziness that's already happened. If there's one thing I think we can probably be pretty sure of, it's that she never would have wanted to become the center of this ridiculous spectacle. Who would?

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2 comments:

On 7/29/2005 12:39 PM, Anonymous Buggy said:

I agree.
Makes me sick how she is being used.
For some reason the word rape keeps coming to mind.
The rape of her dignity.

03.20.05 - 4:04 pm

 
On 7/29/2005 12:40 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Yeah, that sounds about right. This whole thing is just wrong on so many levels.

By the way, I realize now that the point of subpoenaing her before Congress was simply a delaying tactic (because it's illegal to interfere with a federal witness, particularly by doing something, like withdrawing a feeding tube, that would kill them). Ridiculous.

And hi Buggy! :)

 

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