kicking a woman who, though not technically dead, has the "upper
centers" of her brain deceased.
If I thought my father would do what Terri Schiavo's parents have
done, I'd ... urrr! ... he and I would not be on speaking terms,
probably. But I cannot imagine it; he would not do that. It's
monstrous, and the Schindlers are responsible for it.
Excerpts from http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/print?id=595905 --
On Friday, House [Bushists] took the extraordinary step of
subpoenaing [Terri Schiavo's unintelligent vestiges] to
[metabolize] before a Congressional committee, but a Florida judge
refused that order. Then late Friday, a House committee filed an
emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking justices
[and five "injustices"] to reinsert Schiavo's feeding tube while
the committee files appeals.
The Supreme Court denied that appeal without comment, and in a
statement issued Saturday, DeLay called the court's decision a
"moral and legal tragedy."
"A death row inmate has more of a process to go through than Terri
Schiavo does," DeLay said earlier on ABC News' "Good Morning
America" Saturday. "All we're doing in Congress is giving Terri
Schiavo an opportunity to come [sic] to the federal courts and
review [sic] what this judge in Florida has been doing, and he's
been trying to kill Terri for 4 1/2 years."...
ABC News obtained talking points circulated among Senate
Republicans explaining why they should vote to intervene in the
Schiavo case. Among them, that it is an important moral issue and
the "pro-life base will be excited," and that it is a "great
political issue -- this is a tough issue for Democrats."...
I should hope that repeatedly and publicly kicking a dying woman is a
tough issue. But apparently not, because the Democrats are
cooperating in the kickfest, making "compromises" with the Bushist
Michael Schiavo is adamant that politics [has] no place in what he
says is a personal situation, and has called the [Republicans']
actions a "mockery."
"These people in Congress are walking all over my personal and
private life," he said. "I'm telling you, the United States
citizens, you better start speaking up, because these people are
going to trample into your personal, private affairs."