Thursday, March 31, 2005

Life's What You Make It

Finally, someone with the balls to say what many 'activist judges' have been wanting to say for a long while:

"Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper," wrote Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr. "While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty. In resolving the Schiavo controversy, it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people -- our Constitution."

Birch has balls, that's for sure.

You know, beyond all the superficial bullshit and we all being sick and goddamn tired of hearing about this poor woman, at the heart of it, yes, this is a sad story.
This woman lost her entire life due to an unfortunate deficiency in her body.
It was nobody's fault. Maybe it was Terri's fault, indirectly, for having an eating disorder that ultimately may have played a role in the heart attack and potassium deficiency, but there is no fault to lay blame here.

It's just a sad story about a woman, and that's all.

I don't know, what is it about this case that has the media and us riveted?
because we can all relate, that we all know something just as oddball can hit you, me, your father, your mother, your brother, your best friend, the weird guy that sits next to you at work, or that athlete next door who jogs 10 miles every day.

we humans are able to play god better than ever before, able to sustain life from a biological standpoint even though we haven't quite figured out how to revive a brain.

this story is unique to this moment in time because we have the capability to do so much with saving humans, we've come so far with knowledge, yet we have so far yet to go.

apparently pro-life means just life and that's it, no matter how miserable or awful it is. at least you have it.
never mind if you don't know you have it. fuck compassion. fuck empathy.

these fucking people who are 'pro-life.' how can anyone realistically come up with argument against life? the name itself makes it hard to argue against. it's not like i can say "i'm anti-life."
because i'm not.

it's just a big giant murky issue that has no real solution.

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