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January 21, 2005

Supreme Court hears Terri Schiavo's case

As the Supreme court today decides whether or not to hear arguments regarding the Florida Supreme Court's ruling that struck down Terri's Law, the law that prevented Terri Schiavo from being murdered, the only media source carrying the news today appears to be WorldNetDaily. One almost gets the impression that Terri's biggest crime is annoying people by distracting them from their fun stuff, because when you look at the arguments made by those who think she should be killed, they are very weak, and lacking in facts (or full of mis-information).

How dare she look so pitiful! It reminds us that there comes times in life when doing what's right is inconvenient, and not very fun. We want to not be burdened with the idea that the elderly would probably be a lot better off being taken care of by their children, than by strangers in an old-folks home. We'd like to pretend that daycare centers are just as adequate as being raised by your parents. Terri reminds us that there exists people who will gladly sacrifice their time and energies to care for a loved one who may not ever know about it -- because it's the right thing to do. She reminds us that sacrifice is actually sacrifice, and costs us what we might not feel like paying.

Euthanasia isn't about dignity, it's about convenience and selfishness. It's about shirking responsibility and taking the coward's route out of a problem. Hopefully the justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court will have the integrity to see that, and save Terri's life.

Posted by Jack Lewis at January 21, 2005 08:36 AM

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The "Daycares Don't Care" website agrees with Jack when he wrote:
"We'd like to pretend that daycare centers are just as adequate as being raised by your parents."
This website is a collection of information on the problems with daycare.

Posted by: Zigi Goldberg at January 23, 2005 07:44 AM

Thanks for the links.

Posted by: Jack at January 24, 2005 05:31 AM

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