Food for thought

Martin Katz in
The essence of the Schiavo case is simple. All the ink and the hot air to the contrary. We as a society, the government and people of the United States of America have not managed, for whatever reasons, to permit a mother to put water onto the lips of her dying child, brain dead or not. Everything else, every legal, moral, theological, constitutional, philosophical argument is a sideshow diverting attention from the essential issue of this case. We have wounded our national character by our actions or inactions. We have placed ourselves one notch less above the Nazis. We as a people is have so shamed ourselves we can’t look Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s mother in the eye and give her one good reason why we did not allow her to give water to her dying child. How we came to this shameful point in our national existence is a question that demands examination and rectification for our sake. For Mary Schindler and her severely impaired child, Terri Schiavo, it’s like too late. We didn’t find it in our collective hearts and souls, in our actions to have mercy on them.


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