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Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Guardian as Murderer

It is a sad moment. Terri Schiavo (Schindler) has died. According to those who have visited her, we can be assured that she is totally healed now in the presence of her Savior.

But what about the man who called himself her husband and guardian, who instead benefited from her disability and her death, who adulterated himself with another woman by whom he had two illegitimate children, and yet claims that he wanted what was best for Terri. Not a chance! Her parents were the ones who visited, spoke to her incessantly, cared for her needs, made sure she was comfortable, and who agreed with God that life is from Him.

Food and water are not "artificial means of support." A heart not beating, lungs not breathing, brain not creating waves -- those cannot exist without outside support. But none of us can live without food and water administered from without.

My sister works with special needs students that are perfectly functioning in the classroom, except for the fact that they must be fed via a tube. Would you say that their tubes should be withdrawn because they are "artificial means of support?" No! That is the only way they can get sustenance. An infant cannot feed itself, and yet we keep them alive by actively feeding them. Because they NEED to be fed. Just like Terri NEEDED to be fed. It is basic CARE for another living human being.

To withdraw that care, to withdraw food and water, is inhumane cruel treatment. At the very least her "husband" should be taken to court for "wrongful death." He is right in the camp with Hitler, who decided that those who needed extra care were not fit for life.

God is the author and finisher of our faith. And the author and finisher of life. If we must err, err on the side that God gives: life!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Don't let me grieve over java

And I don't mean programming language. It pains me, but we will not be returning to Caribou coffee. We are all responsible for the knowledge we have, and then to either take action or withdraw as necessary. Decide for yourself.

Monday, March 07, 2005

And THIS is why I haven't blogged in a while. Little Ashley Nicole was born on March 1 at 4:13 p.m. and I've been playing doula. Posted by Hello