Not a Marriage Debate

Monday, March 21, 2005

As expected, the Terri Schiavo case has become a polarized debate between Republicans and Democrats.

The Republicans' argument is that it's absolutely inhumane to allow someone to starve and dehydrate to death, as is the current condition of Mrs. Schiavo; sitting in a Florida hospice bed without access to food or water.

The Democrats believe that her condition is "no way to live" and that she should be allowed to die peacefully with the dignity that's being stripped by Congressional Republicans trying to pass emergency legislation that would keep her alive.

"It is particularly hypocritical when you have people who say they advocate on behalf of the defense of marriage who now insert themselves between a husband and his wife," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla railed.

But this isn't about marriage, or the merits of it, or the defense of it. Her entire kin minus a sleazy husband wants to preserve her life, and allow doctors who claim they can rehabilitate her to have a chance.

Shame on Democrats for writing this off as a political gain.