March 23, 2005

In case you have not

In case you have not noticed, I am consumed with Terri Schiavo.

I cannot do anything without thinking of her. I have incessantly checked my email. I have reloaded the same internet pages hoping for updates over and over again. When I am away from a computer, I still have her on my mind. I am basically just faking a normal existence when I leave the house. The idea of her dying as I eat horrifies me. She's dying right now and I am going about my routine. I go to work. I come home, make dinner. Play with the baby. Post a few repetitive bits of drivel on this site and go to bed.

And she's always there. I can see her face. I can imagine her pain. Does she even understand why this is happening? Does she look at the people around her and wonder why are they letting this torture continue? Please, stop the pain, mom...Daddy, can't you do anything? Am I dying? What did I do to deserve to die?

Can anyone explain to me why this was the right thing to do? What is so right about starving a woman to death? A woman who was not terminally ill. A woman who was disabled, who has been stuck in a hospice while her husband fought for her death. A woman not given a chance by the justice system. A woman who has a family who loves her and cares for her. Who thinks her life is worth it, a family not willing to give up at any costs.

Two women came before King Solomon to argue the custody of one small baby. King Solomon offered the solution to split the child in half so each could receive a piece. One agreed eagerly, knowing that at least she would have half of the possession.The true mother, the one who truly loved the child, stepped away horrified and offered the baby to the other. She refused to kill her child because she knew that the baby was a life, not something to own. King Solomon returned the baby to the true mother.

Someone in this case knows that Terri is a life worth living. But the courts have shown no wisdom and have decided to award her death to the one who believes she is just a possession.

Posted by Jody at March 23, 2005 04:50 PM | TrackBack
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