Well, it turns out that Terri Schiavo's parents were totally wrong about their daughter's mental capacity — and also wrong about their accusations that Michael Schiavo abused her:
TAMPA, Fla. - In a victory for Michael Schiavo, a coroner who performed an autopsy on Terri Schiavo reported Wednesday that she suffered from an irreversible brain injury and would not have recovered as her parents insisted was possible. It also found no evidence that she was strangled or otherwise abused.
I have a child. I love him more than anything. But if he were to be in a persistive vegetative state, I would rather him be dead than to be in that state; especially if there was evidence that he had stated that he would not want to kept alive in that condition.
There are some things worse than death. For me (and many others) being in a coma for years with no end in sight would be one of those things.
What really confounds me about the folks that were so adamant that Terri Schiavo be kept alive is that these are usually fundamentalist Christian Republican types. In other words, people who profess to believe in a Heaven.
You see what is so hypocritical about that? These people don't act in accordance with their beliefs. If they believed — really believed — in God, Heaven, and all that jazz, then would they not also believe that when Terri Schiavo died, she would be going to Heaven?
Are those folks, including Terri's parents, really so selfish that they would rather she be lying in a hospital bed in a coma, than in paradise?
Apparently they are.