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Why Can't She be Allowed to Live??

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Why Can't She be Allowed to Live??

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Russell Report This Comment
Date: March 23, 2005 11:27PM

Well lets think about it.....If you have been unresponsive for 15 years and livin ur life laying there doing absolutly nothing because you CANT!! would you want to live that way? im sure as hell kno i want my cords pulled if im a vegetable
clarkeS4 Report This Comment
Date: March 23, 2005 11:42PM

She is not a vegetable. She can breathe on her own, and she responds to people and objects. She has never had any rehabilatation because her jackass husband will not allow it. Have you seen the video? I encourage everyone to look at it before you make a decision.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 23, 2005 11:49PM

Russell, you are a vegetable and your plug should be pulled, see if you can pull it yourself and do the would a favor and stop taking up air that a thinking person could be using.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 12:06AM

Looks like she is saying how about a little food and water..
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 12:08AM

Unless you have worked with people in long term care that have massive insults to their brain...shut up.You may have your opinion but it is an emotional one,not an informed one.I have taken care of children with no brain,just a brain stem.You could hold a flash light near their skull and see light on the other side.These kids cried,blinked,had eye and body movement,appeared to sleep and to the uninformed they looked normal.Yet nature played a cruel trick and left them without the part that gives us personality and makes us who we are.She is the same.We see what we want to see and the most unselfish thing to do is let her go.People do not want to go throught the grieving process and hang on to every little thing.Her parents need to make the most magnanimous unselfish decision they may ever make and let her go.That is the true sign of unending love.Loving her enough to let her go.
clarkeS4 Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 12:12AM

I just think there should have been more physicians allowed in to evaluate more. If there is truly no hope for this woman, then I agree with you 100130. I don't agree with starving her to death. Can anyone agree with that method of death?
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 01:24AM

Medicine has surpassed its self.We can do alot to you but not alot for you.We try to keep everyone alive no matter what the problem is or quality their life is.We do not believe in euthanasia which means good death.The humane way would be to sedate while this process is going on.People who have been deprived of food and or water through war or other emergent situations have said that it isn't painful.The body and mind work to make the process easy, releasing endorphins to ease the transition from life to death.She has no function except her brain stem so this would be very easy.Her Cat Scan showed empty space or just darkened areas where her brain had been.It has died and atrophied.This is concrete proof of the loss of the part of her brain that made her who she used to be.Sedate her if you think she feels pain but she needs to be let to die.She basically is like a big doll that her parents pose,dress and play with.They bring her balloons and gifts that you would give a small child.She was a woman,let her return to that and die with dignity.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 02:15AM

What they need to do is put her to sleep with some drug. They do it for dogs that are beyond saving, and almost everyone loves dogs. Put criminals to death a nicer way then innocent people. I'm going off on a tangent here but we should bring back the electric chair.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 02:42AM

Why Can't She be Allowed to Die??

We are not meant to live as she lives, we are meant to die as she will die. It is God's wish, we have interfered with it. She has been kept in purgatory for too long, let her feel the peace of leaving this world.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 02:52AM

Another political success story.Kill at radom save lives at will. God bless her husband and family
pulse Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 02:59AM

I agree entirely with 100130. The fact the parents are trying to keep her "alive" in this state is simply an act of pure selfishness. Let her go with dignity, mourn the child you've lost, and deal with it in a proper fashion. Keeping her alive in this manner is doing nothing to help her.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 07:55AM

i'd fuck her
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 09:17AM

The government can't seem to fix the health care problem for millions. But they are able to stop the country for just one person? They can also fix baseball? Is there still a war going on? Do we have security problems?
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 10:27AM

I knew when this was posted alot of people would post a comment. Think about both sides. First you have the side to preserve life, which is a good thing, especially since we have the technology to do it. Love is what leaves people hoping for positive results. I was reading where a girl in a comma for 20 years suddendly snapped out of it. I feel the brain does regenerate sometimes, and yes it does take time. I feel her parants should have aright to keep her alive if they so desire. As for her husband, well, he has given up on her and said she would never want to be kept alive artifically, but no one knows for sure. He just wants her to die so he can get it on with his new love. Well, it seems to me, a bill should be brought before the house to allow a divorce under certain circumstances, with this being one of those. As for a right to die, does that rule out suicide? As with the shooter at that small school in Minnesota. I think not. Well consider this, was the doctor of death so far wrong that he helped people who sufferd to end their suffering. If this applies to this poor lady, would not a leathal injection be better than to let her dehydrate? This country is so screwed upi it is pitiful. I think it is time we keep our noses out of the rest of the world and contend with the problems we have in this country. In closing, they have kept her alive for 15 years, what is a few more. Give her a chance.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 10:51AM

If I'm in that condition do whatever is necessary to keep me alive, hook me up to Hoover Dam and feed me through my ass I don;t care just don't pull the plug and feeding tubes. I don't care if it takes the National debt each year to keep me alive.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 02:31PM

i will never understand the world..
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 05:16PM

If she has not got any better in 15 years then think if you can ass holes/she is not getting better/let her die/give her peace/respect what would probably be her wish's/now anyway it goes they will remember her like she is now/I would have rather remembered her as she was 15 years ago and to have let her die then/her folks are cruel/it's not love anymore/ it's more like a guilt trip for past mistakes.
clarkeS4 Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2005 08:30PM

Why don't we just strap her to an electric chair? How come Killers get a more humane death than she gets? It just does not seem fair to me.
straightedge Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2005 01:39PM

IT'S not fair to keep her alive like that, but there must be a more humane way than starving her to death.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2005 03:14PM

what the main stream news media doesn't want you to know.This battle has been going on for years by pro life and right to die groups spending vass sums of money to prove a point.If you want the truth try this webpage. [www.wnd.com] her husband tried to strangle his wife(terri)cutting off the blood supply,he is engaged to be married and has a child by his girlfriend.The money he won with 2 lawsuits has almost been spent(attorneys fees)the strangulation marks were on terri's neck which makes you wonder attempted murder(no charges filed)
Black_Trans_Am Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2005 08:54PM

It is a terribly sad situation to be sure. I do find it not just odd but quite unsettleing that virtually all branches on all levels are bringing thier business to a screeching halt to to attempt to "save" one person who has existed in a vegitative state for over 15 years while at the same time thousands of fully functional people (including children) die every day who might have had a chance if they had access to proper medical care.

Folks, the sad truth is Terri died 15 years ago. Her body has been kept "alive" since 1990. This whole episode is far more about political posturing and media ratings over the importance of whether one woman is let go.

Dosen't anyone find it just a wee bit odd and hypocritical that most of the people making such a big show out of keeping terri "alive" are so religious. Why are they afraid and sad of letting Terri go to meet her maker? It makes no sense. People die...that is reality.

P.S. While there is much I would/could write about the legal and governmental aspects of this situation, I just don't have time right now. But for you, George W. Bush and your fans...I will now hold you responsible for halting whatever you are doing and working to save ANYONE and EVERYONE in the United States (yes even black and brown people) who might die if not for a medical procedure that is not forthcoming. You have now established a precident: The "culture of life" trumps all. So get to it. Excuses will not be accepted...if it is applies to a woman who has been virtually brain-dead for 15 years, then it applies to ALL. Any deviation from this principle will render you and yours as absolute hypocrites forever. Get ready for the non-stop prayer vigils, media exposure for the horribly diseased and dying. You made your bed now lie in it.

If that sound insincere, cruel or cynical then why??? is all I can ask. All must be saved no matter what the costs or legal ramifications. I am only going by his supposed values. I now fully expect...no demand that every seriously ill or injured child to have his or her fate be dealt with PERSONALLY by all branches of the federal government. Anything less makes a liar and a hypocrite out of all who have worked so hard on behalf of this poor, exploited soul: Terri Schiavo.

Hey, they set the standard, not me. We must hold them to it.
duane Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2005 10:56PM

hey bta your right on this one I agree but you lumped us into a catagory,bush supporters,christians, even though I agree it doesnt make me less of either, you are right and ps marsha is hot!
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2005 11:07PM

i believe in euthanasia and all but starvin the bitch, come on
duane Report This Comment
Date: March 26, 2005 07:31PM

shit, anything would have to be better.
Shannon_ Report This Comment
Date: March 31, 2005 02:02AM

ShaDEz you JERK don't you dare call Terri a bitch!! You disgusting PIG!! You don't even know her!! Stay off the mesage boards if you can't be decent!!
Unfortunately the Judge made the decision to pull her feeding tube but why didn't he choose another method of death for her!! Starving her to death is sick!! Poor girl!!He should have just increased her drugs and got it over with in a few hours if that was his decision to end her life. God Bless her soul!! Michael will meet his maker one day and believe me when he does look out!!!
lyric101 Report This Comment
Date: April 14, 2005 09:23PM

Shannon, don't be so fucking hysterical - you never knew her either. Starving her was the only legal way to let her go. If you give someone a drug overdose you are actively killing them. Does "death by lethal injection" sound familiar to you? She was unable to feed herself, and so was given nutrition as part of her care. Withdrawl of care is valid - homocide is not. The law is an ass - but it's the best ass we've got...
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: May 03, 2005 08:18AM

Bring back kevorkian! give him his own assisted suicide drive-thru stores with a used car section in the back...yellow page adverts ,roving death vans..all major credit cards accepted