Wednesday, March 23, 2005

"Culture of Life," part 2

So, explain this to me: the people who believe in the culture of life are sending death threats to the judges working on the Terri Schiavo case?

This reminds me of when Justice Blackmun (author of the Roe opinion) recieved death threats. Seriously. Pro-lifers sending death threats. Kind makes ya wonder if it's about "life" after all or about something else. Hmm...

Also: this law that Congress passed. What's with Florida and all these good-for-one-time only deals? Bush v. Gore explicitly stated that the precedent didn't apply to anything else (the pro-Bush majority didn't want to set any precedent for using the Equal Protection Clause or anything!). Now Republicans are saying that this law only applies to this one family. Guess they'd hafta say that, otherwise they'd be confronted on a larger scale with the fact that they are striving to cut the very thing that keeps Terri alive: Medicaid.

And now Tom Delay is giving speeches talking about how God put Terri in that position so that the "conservative movement" can reach out to its constituents. Uh-huh. God did that just for your political gain.

This whole issues makes me, by turns, really sad, fumingly angry, and frustrated at the media coverage of it all.

Any thoughts?

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