March 18, 2005

Terri Schiavo: Political Football

The case of Terri Schiavo is horrible. The woman has been brain dead for 15 years and has been the subject of a decade long court case between her husband who wishes to let her die and her parents who wish to keep her alive. This is a horrible decision and I completely understand where both sides are coming from, but things are about to get a lot worse. Congress is getting in on the act:

A House committee subpoenaed the brain-damaged woman to appear before Congress next week, and Schiavo's family was "hopeful" the brain-damaged woman would make that appearance in Washington, an attorney for her parents said Friday.

Meanwhile, a Senate committee issued an invitation for Terri Schiavo and her husband to testify on Capitol Hill.

This is wrong on so many levels. It is an abuse of power, it interferes with the legal process, and tries to make a spectacle of a brain dead woman.

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