I am one of those rare birds a proabortion Republican. I do not like the procedure and wished we lived in a world witout it. Yet I am a realist and know that mistakes do happen. I would like to keep the law as is. My view is that partial birth abortion
is infanticide and should stop. There should also be parental notification. One needs
permission slips for every other procedure an it is hypocritical to place it in a special category.
I also favor the death penalty and wish it were used more frequently. Society has predators who need to be removed. It should also be used to eliminate criminals who misbehave in jail. Terrorists should get it automaticaly and in an ideal world swiftly.
That being established there is insanity on the left with the Schiavo case. If she had a murder spree they would be up in arms protesting. I do not like men in black robes deciding whose life is valuable. The arbitrary whims of her husband should carry no greater weight than that of her Kin. This choice should be arived at in family consensus.Any Yahoo that would try to pull the plug on my gradmother who had Alzhiemers would have body parts broken. She lived and we loved every last moment of time with her.The fact that she couldn't recognize me didn't chang my love one iota.
This was grandma for better or worse and that is what families are about. Maybe you
want to live in a society that puts seniors out in the cold to die but leave me out of that vision.
That being said if it were me I would want the plug pulled. However it is not me and her family thinks otherwise. I respect the wishes of her sibling and parents. A spouse should not have sole power . Spouses come and they go but families remain .
What about their rights ? I would feel the same way if the sides were reversed. Kin should have a say in this matter.
You can rail about theocracy and the party of God. I ask you what exactly do you fear about the religious right ? Given the choice between Falwell and Robertson vs Michael Moore and Chomsky I choose Falwell. I know that Falwell is a loyal patriot
whom I disagree with quite often. Those terms do not describe Moore or Chomsky in any definition.