Friday, March 25, 2005

Teri Schiavo

I've been away a long time and everyone and their mother has been blogging about this case, but I got to get a few things off my chest:

  1. We have common-law marriage, why not a common-law divorce? Michael Schiavo has proven incredibly unfit except I guess to the judge.
  2. Why can't Michael just hand Teri over to her parents? He can keep the money. Heck, a businessman even offered him a million dollars just to turn Teri's guardianship over to her parents.
  3. Why hasn't the court taken into account evidence of abuse by Michael? There is a bonescan of Teri that clearly shows multiple fractures all over her body. This is consistent with either a trauma or abuse. There is no evidence of an accident like a car wreck, so logically abuse is the primary cause.
  4. The only assistance Teri requires is a feeding tube. She is NOT on a ventilator or any other machine. She is being penalized, basically, because she can't swallow. Of course, we don't know that for sure because they haven't even tried to feed her by mouth anytime lately. Not to mention the fact that Michael has not allowed any therapy for her at all. This is, of course, contrary to the large verdict Michael received by suing the hospital; a judgement that was supposed to be used to care for Teri.
  5. She has amazingly survived in a hospice for these last years. Not the most conducive setting for a patient. This also shows Michael's intent. He could live free and clear with the money and the women he's living with and sired two children with, but Michael insists on killing her instead.
  6. We are apparently now ruled by judges with no recourse. Democracy is dead.