Thursday, March 17, 2005

Torturing Terri Schiavo

That's the title of an excellent article at National Review Online today by Andrew McCarthy.

McCarthy points out that Terri will be subjected to inhumane treatment that we would not be permitted to inflict even on known terrorists:
On Friday afternoon, unless humanity intervenes, the state of Florida is scheduled to begin its court-ordered torture-murder of Terri Schiavo, whose only crime is that she is an inconvenience. A nuisance to a faithless husband grown tired of the toll on his new love interest and depleting bank account — an account that was inflated only because a jury, in 1992, awarded him over a million dollars, mostly as a trust to pay for Terri’s continued care, in a medical malpractice verdict.

Michael Schiavo and George Felos went on national television Tuesday night to rhapsodize about the peaceful, painless death that Terri will experience when her feeding tube is removed. People who have actually undergone this process, like Kate Adamson say differently. She described her own feeding tube removal ordeal as "sheer torture".

Michael and Felos have uttered so many falsehoods in such rapid succession that one doesn't know where to begin in refuting them. But I'll have more to say about that later...