Today I am sad to be a human being. I have kept up with the media relating to Terri Schiavo over the past couple of weeks. There are several facets of this story that are appalling.
First, she was allowed to die by starvation. That is truly horrible.
Second, her parents were denied the right to assist her. The courts forced them to let her die. They couldn’t give her water, they weren’t allowed to be by her side as she drew her last breath. She died in a cold room with no family or loved ones around.
If Terri’s parents start a cult in Waco next year, don’t be mad at them. Society failed them. We told them that their daughter doesn’t matter.
Third, an entire community rallied to save Terri. Activists tried to break into the hospital to give her water. Protesters marched outside. I know its cynical, but I can’t help but wonder if they were more drawn to the drama of a cause or if they really cared for Terri. Are they as adamant about loving their families, or did they just want to join a fight?
We are truly depraved and ugly.