Tuesday, March 22, 2005
"Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls," Schiavo said, referring to a local case. "Why doesn't Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let's talk about all the children who don't have homes."
He said U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo's life, is a "little slithering snake" pandering for votes.
"To make comments that Terri would want to live, how do they know?" Schiavo said of the members of Congress who want to keep his wife alive.
"Have they ever met her?" Schiavo said. "What color are her eyes? What's her middle name? What's her favorite color? They don't have any clue who Terri is. They should all be ashamed of themselves."
This does look like republicans using this emotionally charged matter as a way to gain votes from conservatives. I'd have to agree with the husband and his position right now. If something like this happened to me and I was hooked up to a machine and couldn't run around Disneyland or go to the gym, or to the movies, or eat Girl Scout cookies, or fall off a surfboard on the shores of Waikiki...by all means pull the plug. I just couldn't lie in a bed all day or, as in Million Dollar Baby, sit in a wheelchair.