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March 18, 2005

Congress Subpoenas Terri Schiavo

This breaking from Drudge....

**Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET** The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. In so doing it triggers legal or statutory protections for the witness, among those protections is that nothing can be done to cause harm or death to this individual.

Members of Congress went to the U.S. Attorney in DC to ask for a temporary restraining order to be issued by a judge, which protects Terri Schiavo from having her life support, including her feeding and hydration tubes, removed... Developing...

Here's the story.

Hugh Hewitt has taken up Terri's Fight these past couple of days on his radio program and his blog. He asks a good question: If the courts are going to sentence Terri to death, why not give her death by some other means than starvation/dehydration?

Why hasn't the court ordered her dispatch by more immediate means? Because that is somehow more intrusive, and makes the judge and court system too complicit? This is an awful thing to think on, but starving Terri Schiavo when her parents wish to feed her is in reality about as brutal a spectacle as that which went on in Iran yesterday. Only done quietly, beyong the sight of a crowd.
Why not give her a lethal injection? If this is truly a "right to die" case, why not go Kevorkian/Eastwood on her?

Posted by Rick at March 18, 2005 10:06 AM

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I completely agree. It's horrible that Terry will have to starve to death when we have the capacity to ease her suffering. Unfortunately from the pattern of her brain damage (see it looks like the pain centers in the lower parts of the brain are the only things left.

I hope God takes her soon.

Posted by: Jon Gallagher at March 18, 2005 07:58 PM

That'll be some riveting testimony from Ms. Schiavo, I'm sure. It'll probably be something like this: " "

Posted by: brad at March 18, 2005 09:06 PM

That'll be some riveting testimony from Ms. Schiavo, I'm sure. It'll probably be something like this: " "

Posted by: brad at March 18, 2005 09:13 PM

Hold on here ... I'm pretty sure you were asking a rhetorical question, and not actually advocating that Terri be given a lethal injection.

But your commenters seem to think that's exactly what we should do.

To them, I say, don't you see the path you're on?

Can you think of anyone else in history who believed in euthanizing those who were disabled, unproductive, unwanted...?

Do you agree with Peter Singer that we should euthanize everyone who's disabled or "unproductive" or somehow not living up to his standards for a human being?

Then God help you, and God help the country we've become.

Posted by: M. E. at March 18, 2005 09:34 PM

Look at the PNG of her brain. She "died" a long time ago, it's just that her body is too tough to know it. This is one of the few times that I agree with Blog-God Hugh Hewitt; this is a brutal spectacle that far too many people a reveling in.

We are far kinder to convicted child killers.

Posted by: Jon Gallagher at March 18, 2005 10:18 PM

Hugh is NOT for lethal injection, but for saving Schiavo. He agrees that what we are witnessing is barbarism. Have you read Hugh's posts? The idea of a lethal injection is only presented to demonstrate that what judge Greer has decided is cruel and that if he was concerned with her "right to die" he would dispatch her by some other means.

Of course, this is nothing about a right to die. This is everything about a "husband" who is sick and demented. I couldn't imagine if my daughter married a man and that man wanted to kill his wife based on some off-hand comments even though myself (as dad), her mom, and siblings simply want custody to care for her.

Go read Hugh's posts and follow his links. Especially the link to the Doctors who say an MRI and other tests for a woman in her condition are routine, but why have they not been conducted on Schiavo? Because her "husband" is a sicko.

This is sick sick sick and our nation should be ashamed for letting this happen.

Posted by: Rick Brady at March 18, 2005 11:01 PM