My position on this:
1) It's almost impossible to find moral ground to withdraw life support from someone without their consent, whether they're able to offer it or not. So I have no idea how the courts managed to reach the decision they did on this one. Then again... I wasn't there for the case.
2) It's downright insane that congress has found a COURT DECISION they don't agree with, and just decided to overturn it regardless of the actual legal processes that were undertaken to reach that decision. Are they going to start composing legislation to reverse all the other decisions the majority of congress disagrees with, as well?
3) Stop calling her "Terri". You too, Graves. None of these pricks give two shits about some woman they don't know, and neither do you. If the republican position was the opposite, you'd be arguing in the other direction. This is purely political, and it's despicable the way these people have played off this story for publicity. Assholes.
4) Excuse me, but isn't North Korea expanding its nuclear arsenal? Aren't there constand militant bombings going on in Iraq? Didn't some jackass just decide that Paul Wolfowitz would do a bang-up job as head of the World Bank? Why the hell are we talking about this again? Oh, right... that sentimental story really plays well in the heartland.
5) Hypocrisy. In 1999, George W Bush, then governor of Texas, passed a law relevant to this situation. Last week, that law allowed for a 6 month old child to be removed from the ventilation system which was keeping him alive, despite the parents' objections. So why exactly is the President making it a point to cancel his vacation (which he's never done, not even when a Tsunami hit certain 3rd world countries) to come back to Washington and make sure the legislation gets through? I'm confused on this one.
... you could certainly find this story elsewhere, but this blog has more info on the law itself.)
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