March 30, 2005
"Perhaps grasping the disposability with which Terri is being treated, Eleanor Smith Â— a self-professed agnostic, liberal, lesbian Â— held a "Feed Terri" sign while she told Reuters from her wheelchair: "At this point I would rather have a right-wing Christian decide my fate than an ACLU member."and
Mary Johnson of the "Common Dreams Newsletter":
"No; it's not about Terri Schiavo. And it hasn't been for quite awhile. It's about us.
It's about each of us who thinks "I wouldn't want to live if I were a vegetable." It's about each one of us who thinks, as one blogger wrote, that Michael Schiavo has been "chained to a drooling sh--bag for 15 years."
But it's also about those of us who are those vegetables, those drooling sh--bags. Those of us who want to live but know we're a burden to our families. Those of us who fear "do not resuscitate" orders. Those of us who use ventilators, and who use feeding tubes. And those of us who can communicate with clarity only through artificial means. . . .
There isn't a single disability rights activist I've heard from who is happy that things ended up at such a sorry pass, and who isn't afraid that this will make liberals hate them even more than they now do."
Hat Tip on the latter: WSJ Best of The Web.
Interesting to note that both quotes are from those who consider themselves on the "Left".
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