Thursday, April 07, 2005

belated Shiavo point

What if the first people to weigh in on Terri Schiavo had been Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, saying that a wife must be in the complete control of her husband, come what may — even unto decisions of life and death. The husband rules.

Al Sharpton said this:
"I am saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo. I am also saddened by the blatant attempt by right wing extremists to use her condition and family disagreements to galvanize an anti-choice fervor in this country. I respectfully declined an invitation to come to Florida by the Schindler family because the situation was being used by the right wing to distort the issue of a person's right to make life choices.
The National Action Network and I offer our condolences to the entire family, but also remind the nation to critically view what was said by Congressman Tom DeLay, who tried to cynically manipulate public opinion against people's right to choose in this country."
I am still stunned that greedy conservatives were on the side to keep Terri alive (despite the costs) while feminist liberals were on the side of the estranged husband's right to starve his disabled and brain damaged wife to death.


Post a Comment

<< Home