March 21, 2005
Terry Schaivo had her feeding tube removed again on Friday at 1 p.m. as ordered by a Florida judge.
Only one person wants her dead...her husband, who has managed to take up with another woman and father two children while his wife remains alive, though not with all her faculties.
Both houses of Congress passed different measures that would have kept Terri alive, but they have to be reconciled before going to the president and the Senate adjourned rather than reconcile their measure with the house.
Terri's parents want to care for her and they believe rehabilitation can work on their daughter, but the judge says no, she must die.
This is the execution of an innocent woman.
This is state-imposed euthanasia because one judge has decided that Terri's life is not worthy to be lived.
This is where abortion on demand has led us: to declassifying other categories of life.
If Terri can be executed by the state, others will follow, as surely as Terri has followed abortion on demand.
Perhaps someone will intervene, but it will take a miracle to keep her from being starved to death.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
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