The right to life.
It can be easily taken for granted and, as we have seen in our culture in the last 30 years, is constantly under attack.
The most recent attack on the sanctity of life has raised its murderous hand in sunny Florida. Terri Schiavo is a mentally handicapped woman who has suffered much in the past decade and a half, but remains a living, breathing, responsive, and expressive human being.
But her husband, Michael Schiavo, is eager to pull the plug. The problem is that there is no plug to pull. Terri is not on any sort of life support machines. In fact, the only assistance she has is a feeding/watering tube. So when Michael says 'pull the plug', he means, yank her feeding/watering tube and let her die of starvation and dehydration.
This guy's a real winner. The Department of Children & Families have begun investigation regarding allegations of abuse and neglect by Michael.
It is truly sickening. And Terri's parents are understandably up in arms.
[Her parents] want medical experts to reevaluate Terri; 17 doctors that specialize in brain injuries have sent in afadavits saying, Terri is not in a persistent vegatative state and that recent medical breakthroughs could improve Terri's condition.
She's NOT a vegetable!
And yet, Florida Circuit Judge George W. Greer signed an order stating that "absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration from the ward, Theresa Schiavo, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18th 2005."
This is beyond ridiculous - it is sad.
There is a petition you can sign, and congressmen you can contact, but more importantly, pray for this woman and for the preservation of the sanctity of human life in this country.