Wednesday, October 22, 2003

...just doesn't get it!

From the report on the AOL News page:

''It is simply inhumane and barbaric to interrupt her death process,'' Felos said. ''Just because Terri Schiavo is not conscious doesn't mean she doesn't have dignity."

WHAT "death process"???

Terri was NOT undergoing a death process until a death process was imposed upon her by her husband through the courts on October 15.

Before that time, she was not dying by any stretch of the imagination --except, it seems, Felos' own demented New Age-molded imagination (about which see our October 16 and 17 blogs below). What is really "inhumane and barbaric" was Felos' and Schiavo's attempt to impose death by starvation and dehydration upon her.

The fact is that Terri was not hooked up to any respiratory, kidney, or heart-replacement machines. She was merely being fed and hydrated mechanically. She was undergoing no extraordinary measures to stay alive, unless on defines getting food and water as an "extraordinary measure" --which Felos apparently does.

However, thanks to Messr.s Felos and Schiavo's attempt to kill her, Terri may end up requiring a kidney machine to stay alive. So much for Felos' crocodile tears over Terri's dignity.

If one follows Felos' "argument" to its frighteningly logical conclusion, one ought also to remove food and water --whether supplied mechanically or naturally-- from quadraplegics, AIDS patients, all comatose persons, and bed-ridden elderly persons --all of whom will eventually die anyway.

Affer all, according to Felos' thinking, to let them have food and water is to "interrupt their death processes."

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