So, let me get this straight
Honestly, I’m not really familiar with the Schiavo case. My understanding is that she’s been in a coma for about seven years; her friends and husband say she probably wouldn’t want to go on living; and most doctors testify that her reactions to stimuli are random and often can’t be reproduced. All that said, I’m not sure if pulling the plug is warranted or not.
What I am sure of is that this case not a federal issue. Congress and the president rushed to pass a law to let the woman’s parents ask a federal judge to prolong Schiavo’s life by reinserting her feeding tube. Seems to me, they’ve overstepped their bounds on this one. Is this regulating commerce? Providing for defense and general welfare?
That aside, this should serve as a reminder to get your living will in order. A decent lawyer and a few hundred bucks could save you and your family some heartache. I have one and trust the Mrs. to make that decision on my behalf. Of course, I also have a backup plan which consists of one of my friends who agreed to put two 230 grain jacketed slugs into my noggin in the event I’m in a vegetative state. I agreed to do the same for him.
Update: The starving her to death thing seems a bit cruel and painful. Surely, there would be a better way if it comes to that?